I see the fake ones on Ebay all the time. It is a shame and those people should be banned from selling. I don't have a problem with them selling clones, but they should be labeled as such. I am in complete agreement.
why, did your board not work? If it works how can they give it a bad name? maybe their boards are of better quality than overpriced branded boards? (which, lets face it, wouldn't be difficult.)
I personally think it is up to the customer to educate themselves as to what looks like a clone, and what isn't. Then they need to make an educated decision as to whether to buy the clone or not. They know they are buying a clone, and they can't declare otherwise, when the price of the device is waaaay lower than what they can purchase it for from one of the actual distributors (which are all listed on the arduino.cc site). To claim otherwise is them being dishonest with themselves.
The more people aware about this as a bad thing the better. Labeling bad thing as bad is just nuance of communication. And it is done with purpose.
So if it was stated its a clone, it would be alright for them to sell them and user to buy them ?Despite arduino team wouldnt get their share ?