So we’ve all noticed music festivals and cannabis events exactly where vendors pop up and sell different goods from their booths. Right here we cover The Pen Depot, which in their videos are pictured promoting different cartridges that use generic packaging sold on DHgate and Alibaba.
The Pen Depot is one particular of these outfits that just barely exists themselves. At very first glance, they appear to be a “lifestyle brand,” with nothing at all but T-shirts presented on their shop. They claim just this on their ‘about’ web page. Provided that their logo is a blatant rip-off of a household improvement retailer chain, they could possibly be properly-advised to not attract as well a lot consideration to themselves.
It is not till you view the videos on the content material web page that you definitely get the 411 on what’s going down at Pen Depot. Goodness, so numerous black industry oilpen brands in one particular spot!
DankWoods – Is that the Cali logo back there?
It is like an old photo album of fake brands we’ve covered prior to!
And for an exciting plot twist, a brand that is genuine but is struggling against counterfeit knock-offs:
Is this Rove?
So numerous carts, so a lot mystery
We’re not going to pass judgment on what’s in these carts. For all we know, The Pen Depot could be filling them on their personal and employing high-quality components. Or, they could have purchased them second-hand believing them all to be genuine brands and whoever filled them beforehand utilised high-quality components.
Or, properly, they could be tested and located to be contaminated with heavy metal, pesticides, vitamin E acetate, who knows?
A logical query:
If you are just filling cartridges your self, and you just purchased a run of empty shells off DHGate or what ever just to have the hardware… why go to the difficulty of employing so numerous “brands”? Why not just sell one particular? They all include the similar components anyway.
Unless you wanted to preserve the illusion of customer option. Unless a client who had been burned by a bunk cart beneath fake brand “A” was now convinced that fake brand “B” was safer. Or you had been a really naive festival vendor who filled orders in a rush.
The Pen Depot has social media accounts beneath @ThePenDepot710 , if you notice at the finish of their videos. The difficulty is, we did obtain the hashtag on Instagram and confident sufficient, it is loaded with a lot more fake brand cart shots. At the time of this writing, guess what’s the Initial post we obtain at Instagram beneath this tag?
You cannot make this stuff up. Our searches turned up no assistance for this business to exist beyond its personal internet site, no Instagram account, no Twitter account, no Facebook account. They by no means personally seem to claim their own hashtag.
Incidentally, if you feel “Aha, I’ll go appear up the festival organizer and ask them if The Pen Depot had a license,” that is a different dead finish. Mainly because highlifemusicfestival.com is a registered domain, but it seems to be domain-squatted with a bunch of generic filler text rather of any actual info about the festival! We’ve got a different underground rave scene on our hands.
Anyone care to weigh in on The Pen Depot?
Residence Depot, how are you set with this vendor’s logo? Pen Depot, what’s the story? Rove, did you fill this order? Anyone who attended Higher Life Music Festival, did you attempt something out?
Post under or in our forums! We would enjoy to hear your responses.