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Saturday, August 30, 2014

JOB OPENING AT WOLFF'S FLEA MARKET



POSTED 8/30/14
IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING
WOLFF'S FLEA MARKET
"MERCHANDISE SCOUT"

Perfect job for empty nesters!
Temporary part-time summer position at
Wolff's Flea Market Rosemont Allstate Arena
   Hours: 6am-1:30pm (approximate-may vary +/-)
                        Sundays through October 26, 2014
Pay: $10

Environment:
Looking for a self-motivated, perceptive, conscientious, detail-oriented, friendly individual to work in a fun, informal setting

Requirements and Skills needed:
   Ability to learn on job and take directions
   Proficiency in reading and spelling-may need to pass a basic spelling/grammar test
   No college or experience necessary, high school degree required
   Ability to stand/walk outside for several hours, with reasonable breaks
   Good observational and communication skills
   Proficiency in a second language is a plus, but not a requirement
   Must be able to work independently and remain on task
   References required
   Future skill development: Assertiveness, tact and ability to maintain comfort level when talking to people in customer service situations-both positive and negative

More details will be provided upon request
Will meet for interview at a mutually convenient location
Please call Sharon at 847-524-9590
email wolffsflea@aol.com

Friday, August 8, 2014

WANTED POSTER: FAKE SAMSUNG PHONE ACCESSORIES

Because of the popularity of Samsung products and the seemingly quick counterfeit evolution and mutation of packaging, we have now banned many Samsung related products from our market. Yup, Samsung has been added to the growing list of our banned brands (Coach, Louis Vuitton, Dr. Dre Beats, Chanel Perfumes, MAC cosmetics, OtterBox, LifeProof). 

We will not attempt to authenticate such items.

While wholesalers offer useful deals on many "generic"or "compatible" accessories for your smart phone (e.g. Samsung, Apple), the ones pictured below do not adhere to those concepts!

These products are considered trademark infringement and therefore counterfeit.

How do we know?
Some of the parameters we look at include:
  1. Confusingly similar packaging
  2. Confusingly similar product design
  3. Unauthorized use of trademarks and/or brand names
  4. Prices that are too good to be true 
  5. Unrealistic availability and more...
Images used for purposes of discussion and education. Counterfeit merchandise not allowed at Wolff's Flea Market. Trademarks belong to individual licensees. We are not lawyers or trademark experts and conduct ongoing research. 




PITFALLS OF WHOLESALE MERCHANDISE

SOME OF THE ACCESSORIES IN THIS WHOLESALE DISPLAY CASE ARE CONSIDERED TO BE COUNTERFEIT BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN APPLE AND/OR SAMSUNG TRADEMARKS. 

WE ARE NOT LAWYERS OR TRADEMARK EXPERTS. WE CONDUCT ONGOING RESEARCH ON MANY PRODUCTS TO MAKE DECISIONS ON ALLOWABLE MERCHANDISE.

COUNTERFEIT SALES ARE NOT ALLOWED AT WOLFF'S FLEA MARKET.

IMAGES SHOWN FOR PURPOSES OF DISCUSSION AND EDUCATION AND TRADEMARKS BELONG TO THE INDIVIDUAL LICENSEES.

COPYRIGHT WOLFF'S FLEA MARKET 2014



Friday, August 1, 2014

WOLFF'S FLEA MARKET EDUCATION: CELL (SELL) PHONE ACCESSORIES

By Sharon Wolff

As part of Wolff's program of Prevention, Intervention, Education (PIE), I have compiled 3 slides to increase your understanding on how to identify appropriate cell phone accessories to sell at our markets.

We are not lawyers or trademark experts. The information contained in this blog post is meant to be educational and should not be taken as legal advice. Conclusions based on our opinions, observation and research.  It is not all inclusive, and is only a sampling of what we do in our Research Zone. We conduct ongoing extensive research regarding counterfeit issues for a variety of at-risk brands and merchandise categories. Images used for purposes of education and discussion. Trademarks belong to individual licensees and companies. Information subject to change based on new information (lawsuits, arrests, updated merchandise, evolving levels of counterfeits, etc.)

Vendors are ultimately responsible for their own merchandise. 
Please call 847-524-9590 with questions

INTRODUCTION

TIP 1

TIP 2