You can get the bootlegs for under $30. Paying $130 isn't a good deal, just because it is half what the NFL charges. I'm not saying you should buy a bootleg... I'm just saying that a bootleg isn't worth any $139, and an authentic isn't worth twice that. But if you're going to shell out ridiculous amounts of money, you might as well buy the real thing and make sure that the holders of the copyright, trademark, patents, etc. get paid for their work and such. I realize Nike makes a fortune, but that's the way it goes. I won't buy one because they are too expensive, but I also won't go buy a bootleg, because they are ripping off the people who spent the time and such to design and market and so forth. Once they come down in price, then I may get one. But if a shirt is going to be over $100, it better wash and fold itself and make me lunch.
One key to knowing whether something is fake or not.... 1st of all, Nike doesn't heavily discount anything. They are very controlling of who sells their merchandise and at what price it is sold at, but more importantly, make sure the URL is spelled properly. If the word official is spelled incorrectly, then that's a pretty good hint that it's not a legitimate business.
I have this friend from the Phillipines that took a picture of me in my Seahawks official jersey before she went to see her parents. When i asked why she wanted it, she said she was going to get a ton of them made and sold on eBay. All she had to bring was a pic of a real jersey on a person (so they could see how it was fit and cut and such), and then several pics she'd cut out of a catalog. When i asked how much she'd get them for, she said she could drop off the stuff at a tailoring place near Manila and come back the next morning and pick up 20 jerseys at about $9 each, all prepared with whatever names and numbers she wanted. She said she'd get me a few if I wanted. I passed, but it was quite interesting how quickly and easily they can knock the things off. She goes home every Christmas and gets tons of stuff knocked off. She just brings pics of dresses and sports stuff and all sorts of things she wants made and has them knocked off there and brings home 2-3 suitcases full of new things for Christmas gifts and to provide her with fancy clothes and handbags for the year. What a scam-o-la.
R.I.P. Dad. I miss you. You will never be forgotten
1/12/39 - 8/7/08