Zebulon Dak wrote:This is why I went the knock-off route. Yeah I know it's faulty and inaccurate but at least it was cheap! Eff Nike.
When you buy an authentic at least SOME (albeit very small) goes to your team and in some way the players.
When you buy from the local pro shop, some goes to your team, your kids' schools, the roads you drive on, and heck just the people who even work in that store.
When you buy cheap knock offs from eBay, all of your money goes to some A-holes in the middle of no where.
The poor people working the sweat shops get paid the same regardless if it's a knock off or the actual Nike Factory (many times its the same factory).
I know when I buy authentics (whether or not its a gameday, limited, elite, or on-field) that they're all rip offs technically speaking, but I love my team and my city, and I am glad to overpay a little knowing at least some of it is at least going to them rather than the pockets of some random ebay jerkoff.