An Increasingly Moral Dilemma
What is the rep's responsibility when representing a line that is a blatant knock off?
I have become increasingly uncomfortable with having copycat items in my portfolio. In almost every instance, these items come to me from existing lines that we already work with. They decided to add to their unique, proprietary products, by going out and copying someone else.
As this is still work in progress for me, here's where I am. I show the knock off product that I have. I state that this is not the original. I tell my customer the name of the original, where to get it, and how much it sells for. I also tell them why the original is better (in most cases it is) than the product I have. That being said, I tell them about my product, the cost (usually cheaper) and let them decide what to do.
I certainly welcome your feedback on this, increasingly more common issue.