Category Archives: Fraud
It’s incredible how many people fell for that troll. No, I’m not the source of it nor do I know who was.
And I’ll rat myself out. I mentioned Gladwell in several posts here.
(In my weak defense, I was thoroughly unimpressed with his David and Goliath and wouldn’t even waste time on a post damning it.)
More than one site in China has pointed out disturbing similarities between the design of the new Xiaomi air purifier and one from Balmuda.
It’s now reached peak plagiarism, with an article at Sina Tech pointing out how Xiaomi basically ripped off most of Balmuda’s design [Google Translate].
Balmuda released an official statement alleging design plagiarism [Google Translate].
Really, if this was to go to court and before a jury, Xiaomi would lose big-time [Google Translate]. Everyday people might not know a thing about aerodynamics and such, but they can damn well tell a rip-off when they see one.
This is a big black eye for Xiaomi. They should be ashamed.
It’s time to retire your damn copying machine, Xiaomi, and let your designers do their jobs.
Always remember many Chinese sellers — and some middleman sellers — abide by these Rules of Acquisition:
Once you have their money, you never give it back.
Satisfaction is not guaranteed.
So you should abide by this one:
Always know what you’re buying.
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Fake: Xiaomi And Apple Store
Alert: Fake CUBE Parts On Taobao
Fakes: Counterfeit MiBand, Phony MiCar
Counterfeit Xiaomi Power Banks
Counterfeiting Strikes Chinese Power Banks