Raise your hand if you’ve said “I can get this cheaper on online” lately. We hear you, and our hands are up too. Who doesn’t love a good deal?
It’s no surprise, then, when organizations looking to upgrade their tech capabilities — say, video conferencing, digital signage, sound masking, audio visual tools — take to discount online retailers to keep costs low, just like we all do with phone cases, socks, and baby wipes.
The surprising part comes when, upon closer examination, that fancy tech tool is cobbled together with counterfeit parts, meaning you can expect three things:
- subpar performance and/or early malfunction
- zero manufacturer support
- having to duplicate your spend to replace the dud with a legit tool that works