Avoiding fake BTS merch
If you're in the market for some BTS merch, then you've probably already seen several of the knockoffs. While they may be cheaper than official products, they are not always as high quality as the originals. In some cases, unofficial merch may not be legal at all, and you could end up wasting money on fake goods. The good news is that you can still get some BTS merch, just make sure to check out the origin and make sure to purchase it only from official sources.
Keeping an eye out for fake BTS merch is important for two reasons: First, it is illegal to sell unofficial merchandise, which is illegal under Korean law. As BTS is a big hit around the world, they have plenty of cash to burn. Likewise, bootleggers could interfere with their concerts or Vegas shows, which could result in lawsuits. In one recent instance, the Korean Intellectual Property Office seized fake BTS merchandise from four wholesale stores.
When buying BTS merch, you should check for the official name. If you're in doubt, look for an official label. It's not difficult to avoid fake merchandise if you're willing to do a little bit of research. eBay, Mercari, and Amazon are all great places to find BTS merch. You can also look for products from other BTS fan sites. You'll likely come across a few that are fake, but if you're really desperate for something specific, you can always make sure to check online.