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The Counterfeit Jersey Epidemic

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If they didn't rob people for the real ones there wouldn't be a market for the counterfeit ones. To be honest I think the nucks are pulling in all the $$$ and more they need hardly feel sorry for them or that some small store in china town is making money off the backs of the Canucks. I don't own a counterfit one but I also don't see a problem with someone who will not pay $300 for a jersey that costs $20 to make but still wants to show they are a Canucks fan buying one.

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I have no problem with people buying fakes. Like other have said, they marked up the prices ridiculously high.

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They were 50% off a couple weeks ago at the team store lol.

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Jersey elitists!!! I started our with a chinese replica, then moved up to the real deal even getting one with Juice on a no. 3 jersey for Bieksa, when I posted that pic I got superflak from the CDC elitists here, like I really care what the hipster doofuses think, haha

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If they don't want fakes around, lower the jersey prices. I myself have no problem with the price as I am a huge fan and don't mind spending that on the Canucks. For others though, they might just see it as a waste.

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I'm laughing my ass off here listening to the whole "it's 300 dollar" crap.

You can get replica jerseys for 99 dollars on sale at SportChek, and 129-149 when not. Sure, the real, authentic ones (are 399 and 420, I believe actually), but who needs to buy the actual jersey the players are wearing? Those are expensive, not the replicas.

But supporting counterfeit dealers? Terrible. Why not just save the 20 dollars a month you spend on fast food / lotto / cigarettes, and save that money for 7-8ish months for a jersey instead. As said earlier, it's an investment to support your team.

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Who cares about fake jerseys. Who wants to spend $200+ when you can spend less than half of that and still show support.

As long as they're wearing Canuck colours, I don't care where it's from.

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A jersey with a name+number was 109.99 recently at the Team Store.

Game On Sports usually has a buy one get one sale at Boxing Day.

SportChek sometimes has 40% off sales.

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EXACTLY! Like how much does material + labour cost to make it maybe $110 tops. WHY does it cost so much????

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Well they already had the 3-game 50% off sale, and in that case you've really got no budget excuse to hide under, so at least it shoots the number of counterfeits down a bit but it's still noticeable enough. And really, the best thing you can really hope for here is Markus Alexander Cody's suggestion for showing team spirit. Personally, I shrug off the notion of a counterfeit jersey because of how hard the producers are trying each year to make them look like the authentic replicas (like, why are there even fighting straps on that thing???), you can only really laugh at the end.

I have home Luongo and Higgins authentic replicas from 2008 and 2011, both signed recently at the UBC practices and it's just so worth it. Then there's that argument in itself, you hand the player you're rooting for a fake jersey to sign and he's probably making an awkward situation out of it with you...

I think the bottomline is that if you are constraint by budget issues, make a situation out of it: you're spending a good chunk of money on a product that will last you for a long, long time and you won't really have to worry about it as much as you do for a counterfeit.

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Fake jerseys make me cringe. I got my favourite Lu jersey about 5 years ago. Spent $100 and it's in pristine condition .Aside from some beer spills, tear stains from playoff exits, and I dropped pizza on it once because they scored while I was eating. Can't wash it though! Signed by half the team!

ps. BlueLine has 50% off all their jerseys every year on boxing day.

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Who cares? Not everyone has the luxury of paying over a hundred dollars for a jersey.

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What a terrific and typically Canuck thing to do; charge the highest ticket price in the league, ban people from bringing in decent cameras and then run around confiscating "illegal" jerseys that deprive the team of even more revenue. Brilliant! That'll show the fans how much the team regrets the lockout etc. and shows them just how much the team appreciates their being at the game. Next up: ban opposition team jerseys. If the patron refuses to remove his or her, say, Bruins jersey they get kicked out of the game. Maybe throw them down a stairwell or something. If someone is foolish enough to make a homemade jersey they could sue them for copyright infringement, perhaps for the full retail price of an "official" jersey. Think of the potential revenue streams. Sheesh.

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EXACTLY! Like how much does material + labour cost to make it maybe $110 tops. WHY does it cost so much????

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I don't understand the argument that jerseys cost too much, tickets cost too much and the evil Canuck corporation makes too much money so everyone should be allowed to wear counterfeit jerseys. If you want to wear an opposing jersey (fake or real) go ahead. If you can't afford to buy a jersey that is licensed by the team then don't. Nobody has a gun to your head to wear a jersey if you're so tight for cash and for some reason spent all of your remaining money on Canucks tickets.

What is your stance on fake high end clothing? Is that ok to wear too because the company has too high of a margin on that product? Of course not. People in fake clothing look like cheap douchebaggy morons and so does every one of the idiots walking around in fake jerseys.

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