Today the world is facing a lot of issues related to fake merchandise. While initially the phenomenon seemed to be limited to fashion items coming from China, today products from all sorts of fields seem to be affected, from iPhones to car parts. BMW is raising an alarm these days, showcasing exactly what you’re exposing yourself to if you decided to buy a similar item with a drastically lower price tag than what your dealer might send your way.
It’s true that usually, when a price seems to be too good to be true, it usually is. Therefore, whenever you see a product that is claimed to be a BMW original at half price or even lower, a big question mark should pop up somewhere in your head. The thing is, sellers of counterfeit merchandise have caught up on this dead giveaway and have raised the prices. Since, as the video below shows, the fakes and originals look exactly the same, we’re not exactly sure how we’re supposed to make the two out.