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Monday, March 2, 2015

WOLFF'S FLEA MARKET 2015 ROSEMONT SCHEDULE

2015 PRINTABLE SCHEDULE
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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



WOLFF'S FLEA MARKET: PHONE ACCESSORIES SALES INFORMATION

NEW MERCHANDISE SELLERS PLEASE READ: WE ARE SEVERELY RESTRICTING THE SALES OF COMPATIBLE APPLE/SAMSUNG/MOBILE PHONE ACCESSORIES

Due to the popularity and exclusivity of Apple/Samsung products, several versions of trademark infringing and counterfeit chargers, cables, cases, earbuds, packaging and other accessories exist online and from wholesalers. Like designer purses, smart phone accessory brands have fallen prey to counterfeiters. 
While we have not encountered all of the brands listed below, we know counterfeit versions are already available online and have been seized at various coastal locations. Like a slowly spreading virus, they may (will) be coming to Chicago... To manage the outbreak, we routinely research and inspect popular accessories. We appreciate the cooperation of vendors, wholesalers and customers as we, along with the rest of the world continue to address the problem. 

Currently counterfeited cell phone accessory brands: To date, we have seen counterfeit versions of the following brands circulating in the Chicago and Indiana areas: Otterbox LifeProof, designer logos, Apple, Samsung Galaxy, professional sports team logos, popular licensed cartoon characters, Hello Kitty, Speck. We are on the lookout for other brands as well.  As of now, we are sorry to say that because of counterfeiting, Otterbox, LifeProof and Samsung branded cases are not allowed to be sold at our markets unless you have received prior approval, merchandise inspection and proof of a legitmate, realistic source

Realize that it is possible for used or new "onesie" authentic high-end cases to legitimately cycle into the flea marketplace. These would be allowed on a case-by-case basis (no pun intended). In some situations, receipts may be required. Many generic non-infringing items are also acceptable, but this is a complicated situation. We must take it upon ourselves to analyze various parameters and make final decisions as to the appropriateness of individual products. While we are not legal or trademark experts, we consistently study this ever-changing, developing situation and frequently update our own guidelines. Also realize that what may have been acceptable last week may be banned next week or in the future. We reserve the right to require that your product be removed. We reserve the right to photograph your product for training purposes.

Please call with questions. Ask before you buy phone accessories (or any other new popular merchandise for resale)! Your wholesaler, local small store or online seller may stock a mixture of acceptable and unacceptable product. Beware of anyone, anywhere who offers you a "cheap buy" on high-end cases (or any other type of licensed, trademarked items). If the deal seems too good to be true...the items may be counterfeit. 

Related Wolff's Flea Market Blog articles: 
We sound tough, but it's the law /policy and we work diligently to uphold it.
Unsure about your product? Please call 847-524-9590 to see if it is acceptable to us. While we are not experts, we conduct ongoing research in an 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. If we are in doubt about something you are selling, we often ask you to put it away until further proof of authenticity or research about that item has been presented. Occasionally, we may require that you show us appropriate receipts. (FYI-handwritten receipts or receipts from some websites, local wholesalers or independently owned stores stores are NOT acceptable)

Be aware that WHOLESALERS (online or certain actual stores in the city), resale shops, thrift stores, garage sales, "a guy", storage sheds, bulk lots and online stores (e.g. eBay, Amazon, importers, Craigslist), while offering seemingly good resale opportunities are not necessarily legitimate ways to obtain licensed/trademarked/genuine merchandise. If it's too good to be true-it may not be real. Please be careful when purchasing even 1 type of new or used high-end item. When in doubt, we reserve the right to not allow you to sell it. Read our blog posts on this topic HERE and HERE