ERAI CHINA network had strong base of Chinese vendors over 300 who sell counterfeit , pirated, substandard electronic components to their counterparts in America. In past few years many Chinese vendors from Guiyu, Chaoyang, Shenzhen, Shantao have had opportunity to join premium league of ERAI network managed by Kristal Snider, Mark Snider and Terry Lively. With support of ERAI network, it became easy for chinese to approach their American counterparts to sell their illegal produce which is often less than 1/4 of manufacturer's price.
Kristal Snider and Mark Snider lost no time in networking and connecting their Chinese ERAI members and American ERAI members which bought them escrow fees, visual inspection fees for known counterfeits for mission critical military , space, civil aviation and navy equipments.
2000 Dollar worth Chips started rolling out for 100$ which American ERAI members bought and sold for little less than franchise price, with the perfect visual certification of ERAI, IDEA, ISO-9001 etc. Many such merchandise are still waiting in shelves to be replaced once maintenance schedule or fault comes up with present equipment.
The major buyers of ERAI-china network are American
ERAI members: few names are mentioned from majority of ERAI members who buy from these ERAI CHINA members. eg.
1) American Electronic Resouces, CA, USA.( buy millions of worth fakes from china)
2) USBID INC. FL, USA ( buy millions of worth fakes under ERAI, IDEA network)
3) Global Solutions Electronic company ( noleadtime) , FL ( Proud ERAI member)
4) V&C Technologies Inc., FL, USA ( Prominent associate of Kristal and Mark)
5) Tytronix ( EPIC International) , MA, USA
6) Hyper IC Florida, FL, USA ( major buyer of military parts from China)
7) Vision tech components ( Proud member of ERAI who trade counterfeits)
8) World Micro Source , CA, USA
9) CHIP1 xchange , Germany , USA
10) stock-point USA
11) CARLIN SYSTEMS
12) NORTH SHORE COMPONENTS.
13) IDENTEK, CA
14) KIMTRONICS CANADA
15) WORLD EXPRESS ELECTRONICS
16) New Advantage Florida
And 100s of more who are responsible for over 1 billion dollar worth of counterfeit and piracy business in a year. Most parts comes in America by way of smuggling and faked invoices which are prepared by ERAI china office along with escrow documents. None of these vendors have export authorization.
These American companies basically seek protection and do secured transaction with the help of agencies like ERAI, IDEA, who do visual inspection for known counterfeits, and provide escrow services for financial safety.
Moreover 2/3 of ERAI members in America buy counterfeits all the time which are obviously meant for selling to respective customers in that particular industry and segments. (while 95% Chiense ERAI members sell counterfeits) Military fakes are meant to be sold to NASA, BAE , PENTAGON. Recently, USBID, V&C TECHNOLOGIES,AERI, VISION TECH, WORLD EXPRESS, WORLD MICRO SOURCE,TYTRONIX have sold millions of worth counterfeits well documented, but ERAI , IDEA still choose to help them, because they do not want to loose subscription and escrow revenue.
Another domestic scam in America:: Companies like Carlin Systems are involved in converting commercial parts to military parts merely by performing few basic tests and faking test results to appease their OEMs in case of obsolete parts. There are many more American companies buy commercial parts with the help of Terry lively and Kristal snider , which are being risked with military tests, some of them even pass those basic tests, with these results and test reports such commercial parts are passed on to military OEMs as military parts with 10 fold price..
Now we know how many pentagon equipments, fighter planes, ships and missiles are today laced with counterfeits, faked military parts, which are mostly supplied by ERAI CHINA AND ERAI AMERICAN members.
It is billion dollar industry in which 100s of brokers in China , USA are involved along with Mark snider, Terry lively and Debra of IDEA.
Debra of IDEA helped USBID in rolling millions of worth counterfeits till year 2008, she is still supporting companies like AERI who again buy all their merchandise from China. IDEA-1010 certification of Debra is perfect visual inspection standard to approve improvised , cosmetically refined fakes and counterfeits.
SMJ320C40GFM50 ( ORIGINAL PRICE 1800$ ) is very common military chip, traded among ERAI, IDEA members some of them even manage to label with ISO-9001 certification. Other common faked parts by ERAI affiliated brokers are LH0041CG/883. MC1590G, UA702HMQB, LM759MH/883, JM38510.. series, 5962... series , JAN, JANTX, and other /883 series which are faked on commercial or dummy parts.
Watch out if you buy from ERAI network who merely judge quality with ERAI tag and label. This is the network which is most active in trading counterfeits with ease and comfort of Snider's private certification. It will be no surprise if you get bogus, counterfeit parts with ISO-9001 label, IDEA-1010 certification or ERAI Tag.
These are just American stunts. Infact it is very likely that if you buy from American independent brokers , you will get Chinese counterfeits packed in American bags with American tags.
China's most counterfeits are fakes are routed all across the globe through ERAI affiliates and American independent brokers.
The days are gone when America used to be on top list of quality suppliers, but today things have changed, merely because brokers here cannot survive with high administration costs, tough competition with Asian companies and with shrinking profits. Only option for them is to become agents of 'Chinese flea markets.'
Almost every next American independent broker have now turned to "Chinese list broker" status who operate from small shops, basement, backyard or small office with erai affiliation. Don;t get lured by their websites which promises you heaven while selling you trash bought from China period.
Rest -it is better to steer clear from crooks like Kristal snider, Mark Snider , Terry lively who have turned America into counterfeit heaven for electronic components period.
fact: China cannot make genuine Analog Devices ADC, DAC or Intel CPUs, or TI Digital Signal processors, or ISOLATION Amplifiers, OR military OP-AMPS at fraction of price. How do you think Chinese erai members will supply 1800 $ worth for 100$ while maintaining 100% quality? Now the tangle is between QUALITY, CHEAP PRICE and SURVIVAL of American brokers, We all know which one they will choose to maintain luxurious lifestyle?