Buying fakes while suspecting it's a fake - what's the point ?
With so much fake stuff out there, especialy chips, available cheaply from the usual sources I find it difficult not to ask myself, what's the point ?
I mean, I am all in for buying cheaper stuff of the adequate quality that serves a certain purpose but I strongly object to buying a fake while knowing it's a fake. I'd rather substitute or replace the part with an alternative original (even if of lesser specs) than put a fake in that place.
What are the advantages with buying fakes, provided one intends to use them and not collect them, except the (not always) much lower price, if any ?
People know or suspect they're buying fakes yet they go for it. Why ? Is the money the only factor or is it something else ?