Asked by Anonymous
Asked on 27 Oct 2018
Are the shoes at Queenstown authentic as well? Online shop sellers had given me word on the shoes' authenticity too.
If the price for the latest Nike trainers are too good to be true, I would question the authenticity as well.
Which online website were you shopping for the sport shoes? Online sites like Zalora & ASOS should be authentic, but others like Qoo10 or Lazada might not be. Did you do a "background check" on the seller - Checking out reviews of all the seller's product listings (Any bad comments, reading other people's Q&A Irresponsive, no after-sales service if there are defects/need to exchange size).
As for the shoes sold at Queenstown, it should be authentic since it is illegal to sell counterfeits/replicas of trademarked goods in Singapore, pursuant to Section 49 of the Trade Marks Act.
As a rule of thumb, if the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Meaning to say, if it claims to be authentic at a much cheaper price, then it probably is fake.
28 Oct 2018
28 Oct 2018
Going by econs reasoning: Entire of Queenstown mall sells sports related goods including sports shoes, so in a sense there's many substitutes available (PED1). Sellers will want to lower price to attract buyers since an increase in price will lead to a more than proportionate decrease in quantity demanded.