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13+ Times People Should’ve Just Bought The Real Thing

Paddy Clarke

There is nothing quite like getting a good deal on something to make you feel like you've beaten the system! Whether it be a cheap pair of designer jeans online, or maybe a super cheap version of the headphones you were after, there is an inherent rush to getting something for a bargain!

However, this can also backfire a lot of the time. So, strap in and get yourself ready for the most awful and unbelievable knockoff brands on the planet, as I present you with 13+ times people should've just bought the real thing!

1. "Comparison Purposes Only"

Reddit | Pr3ttyL4m3

I wonder what it actually smells like? Do you reckon it smells anything like a real perfume or is it just the bottle that is for comparison only?

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2. "Finally, a brand that totally represents my view towards life."

Reddit | BelvoxYBN

I need to get me a pair of these! They would only be more perfect if there was an exclamation mark at the end!

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3. "Why get the north face when you can get the huge mountain?"

Reddit | guricosan

I mean, they are designed for walking up pretty huge mountains, so why wouldn't you call it huge mountain? What does North Face even mean?!

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4. "Please tell me this isn't real. WHY?!"

Reddit | darkclaydol

Someone quite astutely pointed out in the comments that this looks like it would give you the runs incredibly fast. So, I guess it is actually more sonic themed than we thought.

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5. "Bazingo!"

Reddit | cyborgcolossus

No matter how old I get, there will always be something inexplicably funny about the word "dweeb" to me. I don't know what it is, but it kills me every time.

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6. Lauren-Ralph

Reddit | Joey-Tribbiani92

I would definitely still buy and wear this shirt! I like this logo a lot more than the actual one!

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7. "Its-a me, Captain America."

Reddit | skriIlin

Okie dokie! I think that this Captain America would have been able to take out Thanos just be jumping on his head!

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8. "They put the hip in worship!"

Reddit | SammiWhammi

Wow! I don't think that I have ever wanted to watch a film quite as much as I want to watch this movie right now. I wonder if I can stream this?

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9. "Holy Grail of crappy off-brands!"

Reddit | enderdragonpig

This just gets better the more you look at it. I particularly like that the KFC knockoff is called "Fried Chicken Hut" but the initials on it are "FCS"?

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10. "My buddy buys cheap shoes online from China. This model is known as 'run my guy'."

Reddit | broke_20

I mean, he is running, so he is a running guy? I also quite like the positive tone, it sounds really motivational!

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11. "I think I'll stick to Nutella."

Reddit | bryan6969

I think you made the right choice sticking with Nutella. I don't want to think about how they came up with the name Nut Master.

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12. "Gamechild?"

Reddit | steamed101

I bought a knockoff Gameboy a few years back, and it is the single most jarg piece of crap I have ever had the pleasure of owning. I essentially just use it for playing Tetris as all of the other "in-built" games are truly abysmal.

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13. "Offbrand celebrity."

Reddit | Ulvs

That guy on the right looks so quietly uncomfortable about what is going on. I wonder if he even tried to protest or just went along with it?

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14. "Yea. It's Garfield."

Reddit | NickReadr

I can imagine that there are hipsters across the internet salivating at the thought of owning this.

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15. "Watch out Microsoft, Michael Binbows is coming..."

Reddit | Jylerne

Michaelsoft Binbows is a real up-and-comer in the tech world. One day his name will be up there with the likes of Bill Gates.

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16. Cars!

Reddit | ThatMonoOne

After Lightning McQueen got found to be using performance-enhancing fuels, he lived out the rest of his disgraced life high as a kite entertaining kids at amusement parks.

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17. "Thin Mints' ugly cousin..."

Reddit | Lireth

Now, I'm a big fan of thin mints; however, I cannot imagine eating one of these behemoths! They must be the mintiest things on the planet!

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18. "I present you the pinnacle of Shanghai markets, a hot glue NY Yankees hat."

Reddit | Gradians

I can only hope that the glue was holding on a more official logo, but at this point, I would not be surprised if this was just it.

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19. "Double the Fiddling"

Reddit | zachandchaz

Nope, don't like that, don't like that one bit. The phrase "double the fiddling" should never be used in any context.

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20. "Shrork, Fiyana, and Ass!"

Reddit | UrLilBrudder

Whoever is the person out there designing these nightmarish children's attractions, I at once applaud you, and hate you!

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21. "If only there were a name for this rolling piece of wood."

Reddit | DrBatman0

"We've been thinking up names for this item in marketing."

"And, what have you got?"

"...Movable stick?"

"Sounds good."

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22. "Ketchup isn't a brand name..."

Reddit | IguruDragneel

The phrase "Tomato condiment" makes me immediately wonder what makes it different from ketchup! Very suspicious.

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23. "Crack Sparrow."

Reddit | Texaslonghorns12345

Someone also pointed out that this looks like Frank Zappa, and now I cannot unsee it!

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24. "McTime."

Reddit | Micky_Whiskey

If you thought that Hot Dognalds was bad enough, check out Mc Burger! This makes Hot Dognalds look professional!

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25. "My friend and I died laughing in the store ⏤ seen in Taiwan."

Reddit | ChemistryIsPunk

The people who made this certainly are despicable men! Look at the state of that logo!

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26. "Hot Dognald's"

Reddit | adamlm

I mean, the letters aren't even on straight! That is just basic stuff that they're getting wrong at this point!

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27. "The kids from Jimmy Neutron needed new jobs when booted from Nickelodeon."

Reddit | doglefoxes

I actually made a JImmy Neutron reference the other day and afterward wondered if that was still a reference that people would get, so it's good to have that reference validated.

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28. "My favorite show from my childhood, Cat and rat!"

Reddit | Putinkov

I loved Cat and Rat as a kid. I always wanted Cat to win though, hated that little rat.

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29. "Dude, it's my favorite chocolate bar."

Reddit | [deleted]

They put "Extra Crispy, Extra Creamy!" on the box to show they're truly one-upping their name brand competitor.

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30. "Found this in the store..."

Reddit | kallebasten

I've seen many versions of these knockoff Pixar movies, and there's always something so unsettling about them. I hope this one stays in the store forever and rots there.

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31. "Existential crisis games."

Reddit | Aeonzeldara

I like the concept of knockoff board games cuz they probably are exactly the same as the originals, just cheaper. Keep doing your thing, Wilko.

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32. "Looks a bit...phoney doesn't it?"

Reddit | arusub15cfop

They even replaced the buttons, which is a level of care I didn't expect from one of these.

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33. "Mother knew I wanted a Roomba but didn't want to waste that much money on one. So she found one for a bargain! Note, it has zero vacuuming ability."

Reddit | edgeofruin

This seems like a passive-aggressive move from your mom saying that you should just do the vacuuming yourself.

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34. "At least they're honest."

Reddit | heathexer

The more I look at these, the more I wonder why they chose 'wet sand brown' as one of the colors. It's not entirely appetizing.

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35. "A L A N."

Reddit | hufky_

There's something about that tag line that gets me every time I read it. Anyone know where I can actually get this shirt?

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36. "Incredibly crappy."

Reddit | Palifaith

Speaking of Pixar knockoffs, there's also this. That has to be the biggest baby I've ever seen.

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37. "Paid $10 for it and didnt realize til I put it on...at least it has my name on it."

Reddit | Mikerruu

That's kind of the best-case scenario for knockoffs, actually. You maybe lost some quality but you gained a lot of charm.

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38. "Coming to your nearest bookstore."

Reddit | Palifaith

I wish it wouldn't. I'm getting some strange vibes off this picture, I don't like the way that dragon's looking at me.

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39. "I found this in my room."

Reddit | SamStache

Fun fact! I actually know a little history about Deepo. Deepo is the mascot for the Georgia Aquarium, and they did make a little movie about him, but it was made in partnership with Home Depot since they're a huge supporter of the aquarium. Deepo, Depot, get it? I have no idea what all the Sams are on the poster for, though.

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40. "It was $1. I couldn’t resist."

Reddit | littlelordgenius

I actually know a bit about this, too. I've seen clips of it. It sucks.

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41. "Man I love ant hero and amazing strange rope."

Reddit | thatsfishy123

Man, Ant-Man is way overrated, but let me tell you about Ant Hero.

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42. "Crappy or genius?"

Reddit | theantisocialburrito

No joke, I'd wear these in a heartbeat. This is peak comedy.

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43. Meats, By Dre!

Reddit | braingerous

In my experience, shoving cold cuts into your ears actually gives you better sound quality than using actual Beats, so these might actually be worth looking into!

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44. "My favorite soap."

Reddit | Thomastts

For when Dove soap feels a little too feminine for your taste.

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45. "Got These Jeans For A Steal Online, And Now I Know Why..."

Reddit | lance2k2

Let me know which was your favorite knockoff product in this list in the comments below! My personal favorite was the fake Big Bang Theory mask!

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