My son asked me for BEATS BY DR DRE headphones, retail $300, so I pretended not to hear him and left the room. I tried that the next couple of times he asked me. Eventually I had to do one of my ‘when I was your age speeches’ which makes him drowsy enough for me to escape. Yesterday he texted me that he found a website selling them for 66% off. DHGate.com, indicating that it is a wholesaler, offered three of the headphones for $100 each, plus free shipping (from China). Three of his friends had gotten together and purchased them (and the attendant status that goes with them). I checked out the website and saw that they were offering ear-bud versions for as little as 10% of retail. I called Monster (manufacturer of BEATS) and asked them to confirm whether DH Gate was an authorized re-seller. No, they are on the ‘blacklist.’ And then I had a ‘when things are too good to be true’ talk with my son.