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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

UNFORTUNATE REALITIES of MERCHANDISE PROCURMENT


Historically, flea markets offer antiques, buried treasure, unique items and discounted new and resale merchandise. 

An unfortunate reality: Illegal counterfeit merchandise is manufactured and obtained through an infinite number of worldwide sources and trickles down, not only to flea markets but also to wholesalers, websites, importers, corner stores and even retail stores on occasion. 

Every day, somewhere in the world, including the United States, a bust/seizure/arrest occurs regarding counterfeits. Individuals, independently owned stores, mall kiosks, websites, wholesalers, warehouses, importers, manufacturers and ports of entry all play a role in the counterfeit pipeline. 

Subscribe to google alerts for the term "Counterfeits" and you will be amazed at the volume of daily updates you will receive. 

Unsure about your product? Please call us at 847-524-9590. While we are not experts, conduct ongoing research in the attempt to keep up with current product news. We MAY be able to answer some of your questions, however YOU are ultimately responsible for authenticating your own merchandise and we cannot be held responsible.


Monday, March 2, 2015

WOLFF'S FLEA MARKET 2015 ROSEMONT SCHEDULE

2015 PRINTABLE SCHEDULE
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Please check wolffs.comfacebook, or call 847-524-9590 to check schedule changes that may occur due to weather.

April 5, 2015- 6am-3pm
April 12, 2015-Close at 12:30pm - Vendors Vacate 1:45pm
April 19, 2015-Close at 12:30pm - Vendors Vacate 1:45pm
April 26, 2015-Close at 2:00pm - Vendors Vacate 3:15pm
May 3, 2015-6am-3pm
May 10, 2015-6pm-3pm
May 17, 2015-6am-3pm
May 24, 2015-6am-3pm
May 31, 2015-6am-3pm
June 7, 2015- 6am-3pm
June 14, 2015 - CLOSED
June 21, 2015-6am-3pm
June 28, 2015-hours to be announced
July 5, 2015-6am-3pm
July 12, 2015-Close at 1:30pm - Vendors Vacate 2:45pm
July 19, 2015-Close at 1:30pm - Vendors Vacate 2:45pm
July 26, 2015-6am-3pm
August 2, 2015-Close at 1:30pm - Vendors Vacate 2:45pm
August 9, 2015-CLOSED
August 16, 2015-6pm-3pm
August 23, 2015-6am-3pm
August 30, 2015-6am-3pm
September 6, 2015-Close at 1:30pm Vendors Vacate 2:45pm
September 13, 2015-6am-3pm
September 20, 2015-CLOSED
September 27, 2015-6am-3pm
October 4, 2015-6am-3pm
October 11, 2015-6am-3pm
October 18, 2015-6am-3pm
October 25, 2015-6am-3pm
November 1, 2015-6am-3pm-LAST DAY OF 2015 SEASON

Monday, February 23, 2015

COUNTERFEIT COACH PURSE COLLAGES

COUNTERFEIT EDUCATION:

Although we do not authenticate or allow Coach products at Wolff's Flea Market, we enjoy analyzing a never-ending supply of counterfeit samples that we and our vendors find at garage sales, thrift shops, storage lockers, purse parties, Location X (not us) and even the garbage. 

Many thanks to our wonderful, educated vendors who donate their finds to the counterfeit education cause. 

*COUNTERFEITING IS ILLEGAL. IMAGES SHOWN FOR PURPOSES OF EDUCATION AND DISCUSSION. TRADEMARKS BELONG TO INDIVIDUAL HOLDERS. COUNTERFEIT MERCHANDISE IS NOT ALLOWED AT WOLFF'S FLEA MARKET.
NOT SO PRETTY IN PINK

DID THE ORIGINAL MANUFACTURER OR SELLER REALLY THINK THEY COULD PASS THIS OFF AS REAL
"BECAUSE IT HAS A SEWN LABEL WITH SERIAL NUMBERS?" TOO BAD THEY FORGOT TO PUT SPACES BETWEEN THE WORDS...

3 COMPONENTS OF ANALYSIS: A CHECKLIST FOR COUNTERFEIT MERCHANDISE ASSESSMENT

By Sharon Wolff
Wolff's Flea Market 2015

A useful guide when needing to determine merchandise if appropriate and/or authentic.
This checklist was first presented at a counterfeit training round-table discussion at the National Flea Market Association 2015 Conference in Las Vegas.

We are not lawyers and are not offering legal advice. Research is ongoing. if you would like a PDF file of this checklist, please email wolffsflea@aol.com or call 847-524-9590


IT IT'S NOT ONE THING, IT'S ANOTHER