Black Market Hit

 - Sep 19, 2007
References: core77
Is there anything the black market can't copy? As black market technology improves, knocking off DVDs, Fendi bags and even cars has become child's play.

"Chinese manufacturers have been known to counterfeit everything from Gucci to Pepsi. But as an article in this week's Economist points out, counterfeit cars, produced by manufacturers like Shuanghuan Automobile and Chery, must be the most difficult," Core 77 wrote.

"With nearly 6,000 parts in the average car, not to mention the teams of people needed to fit them together in such a way that the car is actually driveable, no one can figure out how the Chinese still manage a profit. A running automobile requires a materials cost that simply cannot be offset by cheap labor alone."