QUOTE(evee_luca @ Jun 30 2008, 12:33 PM)
But i did my research, deuter bags are purchased directly from Vietnam (the factory), and our sole distributor is UFL.
From UFL, we have many small small direct seller (liek madam sia) who buys from them, and then sell it to us. If like this case, how to know it's not original?
I've bought one from singapore last year, and another one recently from pertama complex. From my observation, it feels the same (weight, quality, and material). But of course i could be blinded by the brand itself.
Any help from pros?
Thanks for your reply. Good to know that you have done your research. That's very good.
I know at least one of the factory in Vietnam that makes backpack. I even spoke to the owner of the factory before. You see...the factories in Vietnam is finding it hard to survive just depending on companies like Deuter or Karrimor for orders. There are many factories in Vietnam. So...to make ends meet, they have to produce replicas. I know its difficult to see the difference. Its almost 99% same. But the differences lies in the quality of the sticthings, the buckles etc. The buckles may still be Deuter but you can see a lot of imperfection in it.
Then again, I may be wrong. But I can tell you that I am a backpack collector. I have a room full with backpacks. I am starting to slowly sell them now. I buy them new from the internet, buy them from my foreign travelling trips, exchanges, fela markets...you name it. But one thing I will never have in my collection is a fake! A replica is still okay but never a fake.
I am starting a blog on used items, it will later include backpacks as well. My blog at the below link. http://www.bandel-used-clothing.blogspot.com/