Police Seize 20,000 Items In Flea Market Bust

Dec 3, 2007 Full story: WBZ-TV 75

Salem, NH The walls of the Salem, New Hampshire Police Department are lined with hundreds of designer purses, c.d.'s, jewelry, and even baseball hats. via WBZ-TV

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Flea Market Grannie

Waltham, MA

#2 Dec 6, 2007
Glad Salem's finest are able to focus on the real problems we have with our society. Don't attack the types of crime that are truly hurting our communities, instead focus on bogus investigations. Wonder how much of my hard earned money was spent on this investigation. Sickening...
Melissa

Walpole, MA

#3 Dec 7, 2007
I am so mad... they should really go out and fight some real crimes that are going on not selling fake purses get over it!
Andre

Taunton, MA

#4 Dec 8, 2007
INSTEAD OF INVESTIGATING THE DRUG DEALERS, THE REAL PROBLEMS TO SOCIETY, THEY SPEND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INVESTIGATING THIS KIND OF STUFF. THEY SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THE PEOPLE THAT GO THERE TO BUY THESE BAGS OR WHATEVER WOULD NEVER PAY 300 OR 400 DOLLARS TO BUY AN AUTHENTIC ONE. THE SPEND THEIR CITIZENS MONEY TO INVESTIGATE STUPIDITY LIKE THIS. I AM SURE MOST OF THESE BAGS WILL END UP IN THE HANDS OF THEIR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS FOR FREE. GET A LIFE!!!
Larry

Waltham, MA

#5 Dec 9, 2007
I dont see the point of raiding one Flea Market. Every Flea Market has these items so how is this fair to isolate one? I know for a fact that the Derry NH Flea Market is loaded with counterfit purses. Why wasnt this market targeted? Is this a case of selective enforcement? I would also like to know why the Derry NH Special Command vehicle was at the Salem Flea Market during the raid while the Grandview(Derry NH) was still operating, and still is operating? I smell something fishy........
Linda

Bayport, NY

#6 Dec 10, 2007
I went to Derry flea market last week and most of the vendors were not there ... I think it scared everyone off...
rroxy

AOL

#7 Dec 11, 2007
r the pocket book venders gone in Derry?
Linda wrote:
I went to Derry flea market last week and most of the vendors were not there ... I think it scared everyone off...
Sue

Gloucester, MA

#8 Dec 13, 2007
Any vendor selling any pocket books last week? My daughter wants one for xmas I wanted to long?
JOy

AOL

#9 Dec 28, 2007
Don't most people know that what they buy at the flea markets are knockoffs? That's why they're so cheap. My dds want these purses. Their friends can't tell and they love 'em/
Kathy

Gloucester, MA

#10 Dec 29, 2007
My girls love them and nobody can tell they are knockoffs... If any knows of any more flea markets around that have them let me know...
DevLucMom

Billerica, MA

#11 Jan 10, 2008
HI, yes I cant believe it! I went the week before Xmas and there were a few tables open w/the knock-off purses, but the quality and selection were, well pitifull! I also waited till then for some gifts and was unsucessful! Well has anyone been there recently? I dont feel like taking the long drive, for nothing! Please respond asap! Thanks
Christine

Attleboro, MA

#12 Jan 15, 2008
DevLucMom wrote:
HI, yes I cant believe it! I went the week before Xmas and there were a few tables open w/the knock-off purses, but the quality and selection were, well pitifull! I also waited till then for some gifts and was unsucessful! Well has anyone been there recently? I dont feel like taking the long drive, for nothing! Please respond asap! Thanks
ANy luck finding any bags???
Are they open in Derry NH?
I know I went to Salem and they were busted.
I am still looking?????
Christine

Attleboro, MA

#13 Jan 15, 2008
ANy luck finding any bags???
Are they open in Derry NH?
I know I went to Salem and they were busted.
I am still looking?????
DevLucMom

Billerica, MA

#14 Jan 31, 2008
Sorry, No I havent been there again since i left the message! I was hoping someone had! I did go to Salem, NH which usually has some(crap&expensive) but at least some, and they had absolutley none!! I really need a bag, anyone been there?
Fed Up

Mayville, NY

#15 Feb 11, 2008
Flea Market Grannie wrote:
Glad Salem's finest are able to focus on the real problems we have with our society. Don't attack the types of crime that are truly hurting our communities, instead focus on bogus investigations. Wonder how much of my hard earned money was spent on this investigation. Sickening...
Grannie... this is a "real" crime and it has to be punished. If you has a trademarked item and thousands of people were copying it and making millions of dollars would you be upset? I surely would. Let's bring these flea markets back to being real flea markets without all this ugly fake pleather and dishonest asians selling carp!
Looking for bags

Sanford, ME

#16 Feb 13, 2008
Does any one know if the Derry flea market is still open? Looking to go there on Sunday.
Fed Up

Williston, VT

#17 Feb 15, 2008
Looking For Bags -- As fzr as I know the Asian flea market is still running but hopefully not for long. Why don't you go to a real store and buy a bag. You can even get a genuine leather bag for the same price as the cheap pleather bags that the asians sell.
DevLucMom

Billerica, MA

#18 Feb 21, 2008
What the heck is wrong with you people?!? I suppose you all have nothing else to B*itch about! the people running the mkt should suffer and pay as well! We just want our bags, and if we can get them for $30 all the power to us! And grow up and stop making all the Asian minority jokes! If we all look in our family trees and all of our cultures we all have things we cant always be proud of! So dont be ignorant and prejuidice this is America after all! By the way if anyone has been there and seen worthy bags, leave a post! and all you other B*itches find something to do with your lives! possibly learn to make rice?!? haha they do make great rice and I'm sure you buy it from them all the time! Grow up!
Chung Lee

Ware, MA

#19 Feb 27, 2008
Hurry up and buy! It's hard not to notice a knockoff. I know because I saw a lot of fake bags at the market and it looks more dull and cheap. So, whom ever are buying these bags should know that their are people out there that knows you have a knockoff. And, the officers that arrested the seller should of went for the big fish rather than the small guy who needs to put the rice and fish on the dinner table.
Buttons

Woodstock, NH

#20 Feb 29, 2008
Get real.......... Does anyone really believe you can get a REAL $300.00 bag at a flea market for $30.00????
If you can afford an expensive bag, why are you doing the "flea market "thing.

Grow up. The police should have better things to do!!!!!!!!!!
farmington friend

Barrington, NH

#21 Mar 22, 2008
i went to the cops in town and told them there were drug dealers living across the street and they told me "probably", to fat and lazy to get off their asses to investigate. who cares if the handbags are not real? we all know it, its just fun to pretend!

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