If you have ever seen these “bin” or “pallet” stores their prices may seem too good to be true and sometimes that might be the case.
Pallet stores claim to sell returned or pulled stock from large retail chains and online stores. Prices for items at these stores usually cost around $5 but can go as low as $.25. This may seem like a steal when purchasing a high quality cell phone case that retails for $50. However, OtterBox and LifeProof have alleged the discovery of a large amount of counterfeit cell phone cases being sold by a retailer named Gimme a $5.
You can review the Complaint filed by Lee Law here, but as alleged, Gimme a $5 was warned several times about eBayers who purchased fake product from these stores but the sales of this illegal product continued.
The Complaint claims that not only was OtterBox and LifeProof harmed by such acts but so were innocent consumers who trusted Gimme a $5 to sell legitimate product.