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Faked iPod Nano

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I found this knock off iPod Nano at Taobao, Mr. Ma Yun’s company. Note his big baby Alibaba is preparing for the IPO in Hongkong later this year.

It appears to me this “grey market iPod” looks very much like the real one; and it has its own market, because fashion-chasing teenagers in China want the iPod feeling without breaking their wallet. The asking price is 460 Yuan, note the real iPod nano is about 1,800 Yuan.

I know some of you (Apple shareholders) will not feel happy. Now you can understand how I felt when I saw people buying or wearing knockoff Crocs, as I’m a CROX shareholder 🙂

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iPod and Crocs in Shanghai

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Got back to Shanghai in the weekend; my limit observations in past 2 days suggest those two are hot besides the weather. Don’t run and buy stocks solely based on this.

Crocs: I saw people wearing Crocs near Zhongshan Park, at Hongqiao Parkson Shopping Mall and Jinjiang Chef (restaurant). Today my co-worker told me this thing was selling very well in the mall. I saw a guy wearing red crocs while riding motor cycle; and girl wearing Jibbitz too.

Apple iPod: by now probablly everyone in the US (who can get iPod) already got one (hint: yours truely also got one). But in China this iPod trend is in the early innings. Mac is also sold here. Maybe the iPhone will follow after everyone in the US got one?