Sharpie or Skerpie

posted on 2 May 2012 in Bootlegs & Rip-offs, Chinese Bootlegs

The Skerpie packaging is so eerily close to the Sharpie packaging, that it leads me to believe that they were made in the same factory…

  • Skeptic

    Isn’t that “Skerple”?

    “Skerple – we don’t do any bright colors!”

  • coffeebot

    At Skerpie, our Reverse Imagineers are bringing 95% Dream to Life

  • http://gladiolusfinder elzanne Singels

    Skerpie is actually the direct translation of Sharpie in my mother tongue Afrikaans. Could just be destibuted to South Africa them? And I actually have used the product

  • juststoppinby

    If the price is lower and quality is the same, I don’t mind buying Skerple over Sharpie at all.

  • Roxanne

    I’ve seen so many permutations of these that I’m tempted to start collecting them. My personal favorite is the Sharple (Shar-PULL), but where are the Sharpie copyright police? Have the wheels of justice ground to a halt because they’re using inferior writing instruments?

    • Alph the Fox

      Heh heh. sharple. Nice Roxanne.

  • Brandon

    I don’t understand the whole Chinese counterfeit mentality, but if you’re going for a copy of a well-known product, why not just copy the name, too? I see this all the time at flea markets. Truckloads of Chinese-made counterfeits (Barbie, Marvel, Disney, Nickelodeon, DVD’s, etc.) too shoddy or legally iffy to make it into dollar stores. I don’t think Western countries/companies bother to go after small-time Chinese bootleggers anyway. Is it a defense against counterfeiting accusations should they arise?

    Not trolling, just curious.

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