I don’t know of any item that is never let go far below market value…as a food manufacturer, some of the most popular brands in the United States are sold by the distributor for example when they accidentally order too many and other products from jewelry to clothing to electronics are no exception…how do you think I can get an Italian designer purse with the original tag on it for $3000 for $150 at TJ Maxx? TJ Maxx didn’t steal it…some are samples, some are overstock, some are incorrect orders etc. I have that purse.
Pretty much all popular brands sell to a distributor then they sell it to a store. If a store does not sell, they actually often bill back the SELLER in some cases, then drop the product at next to nothing for bidders who might be TJ Maxx, or Meh.com might buy some etc…or sometimes the manufacturer accidentally ships too many…or a million other reasons…
There are lots of discounts out there even on brands like Ralph Lauren, Dyson, Bose etc…big popular brands…and there are lots of reasons why but to jump to the conclusion that they are all stolen is a big reach.
They may be but it would likely be hard to keep stealing enough without getting busted to maintain a store front ongoing and it would kind of make it obvious to the cops if they ever suspected anything if your tax income showed a store on Amazon will all the stolen goods…I think an anonymous ad on Craigslist for cash would be the more likely scenario than having to pay taxes on the sales of the stolen items which are linked right back to you…big risk, yes?