Shanghai’s infamous Xiangyang Market, which sells an amazing variety of counterfeit goods, is set to be closed this summer. Pacific Epoch reports that the merchants will not be out of business while searching for a new brick-and-mortar locale, instead they have turned to e-commerce:
Shanghai’s famous flea market Xiangyang Market is scheduled to close this summer, but value shoppers can now find the market online. China Telecom’s Shanghai portal Shanghai Online recently opened an online Xiangyang market. The new website is similar to C2C sites Taobao and eBay Eachnet and allows individual sellers to open their own online Xiangyang Market store. The online Xiangyang Market encourages sellers to avoid selling fake goods. Shanghai Online’s website for its Xiangyang Market is available at Xiangyanglu.sh.online.cn. For buyers looking for fake goods, Xiangyang Market has another website at http://www.xymarket.cn/ The website offers a full range of LV bags and Northface jackets priced in USD and accepts payment by Paypal, Paypal China, Alipay, and various domestic bank cards.
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March 21st, 2006 at 10:34 pm
I will bet the “Xianyang” site selling counterfeit goods will be offline within the next few months. China has been cracking down on such sites and Xiangyang is just too well known to continue.
March 23rd, 2006 at 9:31 am
I tried the “Xianyang” site just now and it seemed to just have some chinese characters but no links or progression from the main page.