Donald Trump loses 359k on counterfeit MAGA hats on eBay. 51,000 fake hats sold

Submitted by Kevin Hoda on October 24, 2016   News Tags: ,

Donald Trump holds a trademark on many products for the text “Make America Great Again“. The most famous being the red hats.

A search on eBay for the trademark for hats brings up thousands of results. Here we take a look at the first 200 results returned for the keyword “Make America Great Again Hats“.

According to the data, Mr. Trump has lost $359,000 on 51,000 counterfeit hats sold on that platform.

The great thing about eBay is that they show sales data. See image below. With that we can calculate how much money Trump lost per listing:

trump_counterfeit_hats_ebay

The image above is the top seller of fake Donald trump hats on eBay. Even though it says shipped from the United States, the feedback of the seller shows the person is actually in China. Same thing for the seller linked below:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Make-America-Great-Again-Donald-Trump-2016-Hat-Cap-Red-Republican-/122008873540

I went through all the first 200 listings and only calculated the ones that sold above 50 hats. There were a lot that sold below, and after the first 200 results, you can find hundreds of listings with low amount of sales. To save time and to make a point on counterfeit goods, we are only going to focus on the big ones for this post.

We found 7 hats that sold more then 10k gross:

 

Link Amount Sold                    Price Gross Sales
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Make-America-Great-Again-Hat-Donald-Trump-2016-Republican-Adjustable-Mesh-Cap-/191641907875 8989 6.95 $62,474
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Make-America-Great-Again-Donald-Trump-Hat-Cap-Republican-2016-US-President-USA-/361554132373 3237 9.31 $30,136
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Make-America-Great-Again-Donald-Trump-2016-Hat-Cap-Red-Republican-/122008873540 2520 8.99 $22,655
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAKE-AMERICA-GREAT-AGAIN-RED-Foam-Front-Mesh-HAT-with-Rope-Trump-/201433267657 2537 8.29 $21,032
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-Cap-Donald-Trump-Make-America-Great-Again-Hat-Red-Republican-State-Embroider-/272152757103 2625 7.95 $20,869
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Make-America-Great-Again-Hat-Donald-Trump-2016-Republican-Adjustable-Mesh-Cap-/201412986696 2052 9.99 $20,499
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Make-America-Great-Again-Print-Hat-Donald-Trump-2016-Republican-Adjustable-Cap-/252128794993 1781 7.99 $14,230
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRUMP-2016-Make-America-Great-Again-Donald-Hat-Daddy-Cap-White-Republican-/131846972831 989 8.99 $8,891
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRUMP-2016-Make-America-Great-Again-Donald-Hat-Daddy-Cap-Republican-/131846930962 811 8.99 $7,291
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Make-America-Great-Again-Donald-Trump-2016-Hat-Cap-Republican-/112020445652 769 8.99 $6,913
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAKE-AMERICA-GREAT-AGAIN-White-Full-TWILL-HAT-Trump-/201396897394 833 7.69 $6,406
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Make-America-Great-Again-Hat-Donald-Trump-2016-Republican-Hat-Cap-Red-/172224856257 2508 2.49 $6,245
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Make-America-Great-Again-Hat-Donald-Trump-2016-Republican-Hat-Cap-Black-New-/182163909780 1516 3.99 $6,049
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRUMP-2016-Make-America-Great-Again-Donald-Hat-Cap-Black-Republican-/122021794876 644 8.99 $5,790
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Donald-Trump-Make-America-Great-Again-Hat-2016-Republican-Adjustable-Mesh-Cap-/182188327830 891 6.49 $5,783
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Republican-MAKE-AMERICA-GREAT-AGAIN-Black-CAP-HAT-Donald-Trump-2016-EMBROIDERED-/171983939425 394 13.48 $5,311
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAKE-AMERICA-GREAT-AGAIN-HAT-Donald-Trump-for-President-2016-Campaign-Button-Cap-/191671412692 610 8.49 $5,179
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAKE-AMERICA-GREAT-AGAIN-Donald-Trump-Hat-Republican-2016-Navy-White-Mesh-Cap-/191918657917 324 15.6 $5,054
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRUMP-2016-Make-America-Great-Again-Donald-Hat-Cap-Republican-/112020444306 496 8.99 $4,459
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRUMP-PENCE-Hat-2016-MAKE-AMERICA-GREAT-AGAIN-Republican-President-Navy-Cap-/191924225979 282 14.98 $4,224

 

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2 comments

BabyBoomer - October 24, 2016 Reply

Trump is not in this for the money. He, more than likely, is pleased to see so many people wanting these walking billboards which scream the wearers’ support for his candidacy.

Anonymous - June 16, 2017 Reply

What happened to the trademark? Status 790 – Cancellation Pending

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