Brilliant! Posted January 8, 2008 Report Share Posted January 8, 2008 I had to drop my car off at Sears Auto on Saturday because of a dead battery. So, I decided that since it's connected to the mall, I'd take a little walk-through and see what they got. Well, I started at a sports memorabilia store, asked the guy behind the counter if they had any Reebok EDGE jerseys and he looked at me like I had two heads. "You mean the authentic jerseys?" I said, "Yes. They're called the EDGE system." He responded, "No, we don't have any of those. They're too expensive." I turned around and left. Next stop was a Champs Sports store on the other side of the mall. I asked the first person I saw as I walked in...who happened to be a VERY cute girl...if they had any of the authentics. She said, "No, we only carry the replicas." There was a guy walking by with his little girl and he says to me, "Oh don't bother getting the authentics. I bought a Scott Gomez authentic jersey off of NHL.com and they ripped me off. I paid over 320 bucks for that thing! You're better off just getting the replica because it's all the same thing." I had to laugh at that. I said, "Well, I collect authentics, so that's what I'm looking for." Strike two! Finally, I checked out another memorabilia-type store. As soon as I walk in, I see Rangers' jerseys on the front rack..only they're mesh jerseys. I ran over to the rack thinking I'd hit the jackpot but when I looked closer, it was a rack FILLED with those fake Gretzky Starter knock-offs. The guy had at least 15 of them. I literally laughed out loud. I asked the guy behind the counter where he got them from and he said from one of his suppliers. Then I told him he had a rackful of fake jerseys. He said, "What? How do you know?" So I explained all the little details to him and he got pretty mad. "I can't wait to see my distributor again. I'm gonna cram these down his throat!" He was very grateful to get the info though. I talked to him for about ten minutes and explained to him how easy it is to spot the fakes so he wouldn't fall for it again. He asked for my business card so he could call me next time he got a delivery in just in case. I got a kick out of that but I gladly gave him one. Anything I can do to help! So I guess the moral is don't go to the mall to look for authentic jerseys since everyone there seems to be a dunce when it comes to their merchandise. Oh well. At least I got some exercise out of it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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