Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Sometimes life ain't fair.


 
 
 
Sometimes life isn't fair.  It's my birthday in a couple of weeks I will be turning 39, I decided it would be a good idea to clean out my wardrobe and get rid of anything that I wouldn't use or couldn't get away wearing anymore, so with that intention I cleaned out my wardrobe donated a lot of my clothing and some accessories to a charity organisation and the rest I decided to take photos of and put up on the local auction pages here in Taiwan as I had a fair bit of stuff I didn't think was suited for charity. 
Now one of the items I listed was a imitation Louis Vuitton bag which I bought on my first trip to Taiwan 13 years ago, this was my first trip to an asian country I was from a small town in New Zealand and we didn't have any big label designers like Louis Vuitton in the country at that time.  So I was out doing the tourist thing and shopping at one of the big department stores here in Taipei called Sogo, I walked outside and down the street a little and there on the side of the road were a few people selling things and one of these people were selling bags lots of bags I would say several hundred and these bags were gorgeous, we had nothing like this back in New Zealand so I stopped to have a look and realised these were copy bags of many well known bag designers, I mean once you were up close you could tell straight away they were copy even me who had never seen a real one could tell this, however it was night time on a very busy street and I was very excited to be in such a developed city and was having a great time so with much convincing by the salesperson I bought myself a imitation LV bag. 
During my first visit to Taiwan I became friends with a Taiwanese man whom later would become my husband :)
I had second thoughts about my LV bag purchase and decided I didn't want it and left it in it's dust jacket at my Taiwanese friends home and went back to New Zealand, after a few more visits to Taiwan the man that was my friend became my fiance then 5 years later my husband - fast forward to present day 3 kids and 13 years later, my fake LV bag remained in it's dust jacket never once removed and used in the back of my wardrobe until that is I decided it was time to get rid of all and anything not wanted or used!
I put this bag up for auction making it clear that this bag even though it had written all over it Louis Vuitton it was in fact not a genuine article and the giveaway price also reflected this, this item was listed alongside other unwanted personal items and the very next day the police showed up at our door and arrested my husband for illegaly selling a fake LV bag - which okay our or at least my bad - unfortunately it gets worse, a lawyer called up yesterday and informed us that Louis Vuitton is suing us for two hundred thousand Taiwanese dollars or $6,800 US dollars !!!!!
 
So sometimes life ain't fair and that's my story for today and I have just made myself a bourbon and coke and after posting this plan to go blog reading all the while feeling very sorry for myself.
 
hope everyone out there is having a better day than me - see told you, feeling sorry for myself.
Much love,
Amanda

30 comments:

  1. Sending you big hugs dear x

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  2. Oh, that's awful!
    I feel so bad for you and your husband.
    Marilyn

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  3. I'm so sorry this is happening to you. You & your husband are in my prayers.

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  4. Shocking! I'm keeping a good thought for you and your husband that this situation gets better.

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  5. What an awful story!People sell these in the streets here as well!AriadnefromGreece!

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  6. Sending you hugs :) That is scary......I hope everything works out for you both!

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  7. Oh goodness! I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for you.

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  8. So sorry , hope things get better for you.

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  9. Oh wow Amanda. I am so sorry to hear about this. I sure hope everything works out okay.

    Linda

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  10. That's awful Amanda! Hope you can get things sorted out.

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  11. Perhaps an attorney can prevail upon LV to understand
    your innocent intent and that you were being honest
    about the copy and how you were "dooped". so many years ago...remind them that imitation is the greatest form of flattery...Hope you and your Husband prevail..
    rooting for you
    Mary

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  12. Oh no, I hope you can get this problem sorted, how dreadful.

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  13. Ho my ! I can't believe this
    crazy laws !
    13 years ago, let bygones be bygones
    I really hope everything we will sorted out very soon and that your husband will be completely cleared
    stay strong sweetie and let us know how it goes
    thinking of you and sending you strength
    xxxx

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  14. Oh, Amanda, that is awful! Surely they won't go through with it.
    Melinda

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  15. Oh Amanda, I'm so sorry to hear this! Maybe the lawyer is just looking for business and trying to take advantage of you too! Good luck with this awful mess.

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  16. Oh my Lord, life sucks sometime... I wish you luck, hopefully things will turn for better. {{{hugs}}}

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  17. Oh, what a mess! I sure hope things work out for you okay, Amanda...

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  18. Well that sure stinks! I can't believe that you have to go through this ordeal, but you and your hubby are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  19. This cannot be for real!! First off, wouldn't LV know it was a knock-off, and OUT OF DATE? Don't they all have new bags every season?? I hope that you find a very wise lawyer to fight this injustice! Hugs!

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  20. How awful for you and how unfair! All those traders sell thousands of fake bags every year and they want to sue you for one! Which you weren't even claiming to be genuine.
    I wish the cross stitch designers could afford lawyers like that:-(
    I hope common sense prevails and they let you off with a warning. (((hugs)))

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  21. OMG! Seriously? I hope you can get this straightened out. I am so so sorry!

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  22. Wooowww!!! Hope everything will work out for you both!! May this just be a scary episode to leave behind and everything gets solved!

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  23. Sending positive thoughts your way -- what a nightmare!

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