Wired magazine has an excellent little writeup on the fake jeans industry and how people buy and sell fakes on eBay.
After some tough negotiating, one pair of “Diesels” costs 550 baht, or about $14.30; it will sell for between $45 and $100, plus shipping. Without breaking a sweat, Aaron can run 20 auctions per week and clear upward of $1,000. In 2005, one of his more ambitious friends pulled in an estimated $100,000 — tax-free
Read the article at Wired.
Props to peteralexia who brought up and discussed the topic in the Diesel jeans forum.