"(it is a different story in Hong Kong)"
Can you elaborate, is it better to buy from HK?
Yes, it's the same with all brand name products from MAINLAND China suppliers ... electronics, handbags, shoes, etc, etc ... all are 100% fake.
You see, in mainland China it's all about 3 little words... IPR ... there is effectively no penalty in China for infringing Intellectual **** and the Alibaba's of this world make a fortune from the fake suppliers via gold member fees.
It's different in Hong Kong ... a major international commercial centrewhere authorities strictly protect Hong Kong's good commercial reputation ... and where, unlike the mainland, you can can get some redress by complaint to the authorities.
However, the genuine brand products from a genuinely based Hong Kong supplier are not cheap ... there is no profit in buying from Hong Kong to re-sell in the West.
Today I want to tell all buyers "why you be /will be scammed"
As a business man ,I myself surely know more profit /Margin is our target. No body would like his/her own money to scammers. but... buyers please don't mind my frank ,I can say from what you choose and your attitude you have already prepared to give your money to scammers...why ??? please read continual