Sunday, January 5, 2014

COUNTER-FIGHTER'S DICTIONARY: THE GUY

By Sharon Wolff

COUNTER-FIGHTERS DICTIONARY

A GUY (Alias: Buddy of Mine)

Definition: The individual who sells you (the unsuspecting or uneducated vendor) a quantity of questionable, often counterfeit merchandise. His prices are too good to be true. You may recognize him from the local flea market community or he may be a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend...

While we believe in the goodness of mankind, Wolff's Research Zone has concluded that A Guy is often a nameless, faceless, mysterious, intangible, sly and oddly wicked fellow. Not all Guys are bad. Some may sell you legitimate product, but be careful. The bad Guy has acquired a quantity of "too good to be true" merchandise and sells it to you for quick cash. He may realize he can't sell it himself, so he pawns it off on you. Then he disappears. He gives you no phone number for follow-up. But-we've got his number...

Commonly seen items include brand name clothing, licensed sports apparel, purses, electronic accessories. Yep, a Guy's stuff is included on our Suspect Merchandise Category List and the brands are usually on our Top 100 Suspect Brand List.

The Guy may make one or more of the following statements:
1. I got a great deal on _________. You can have the whole lot.
2. Trust me, it's real.
3. I don't know if it's real.
4. Just tell your customers it's not real and it's ok.

Be wary. He may approach your booth with an offering of hot current products that may be similar to the legitimate merchandise you are already selling. We don't like Guy, and he is not allowed to go booth to booth with his stuff. If we see the likes of him, he is swiftly ejected from our market.

EXAMPLE OF A GUY'S EVIL DOING
AN OLDER GENTLEMAN  PAID CASH TO A GUY IN INDIANA FOR THESE COUNTERFEIT IPHONE ACCESSORIES IN THE HOPE TO REAP A GREAT RETURN ON HIS INVESTMENT.
BUT HE COULDN'T SELL THESE PRODUCTS.  THEY ARE COUNTERFEIT.
THE VENDOR HAD NO WAY TO CONTACT THE GUY TO RETURN OR EXCHANGE THE ITEMS. HE WAS DEVASTATED BY THE LOSS OF HIS MONEY AND STUCK WITH UNSELLABLE MERCHANDISE.
WE EDUCATED HIM ABOUT GUYS AND OFFERED OUR CONSOLATION.
 HE WAS REQUIRED TO SWIFTLY PACK UP AND LEAVE THE MARKET.

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