Originally posted by: jonebone
It's not really a collector thing though, it should be a common sense thing. You don't buy Gucci bags, player jerseys or anything expensive coming out of China. The China economy thrives on making low cost counterfeits and knock-offs. You don't buy from there.
I agree with you, but I'll just highlight that should
is the key term here. I'm often surprised at some of the advice and direction I have to give to newer collectors I know to prevent them from getting fleeced by scammers.