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Shanghai: back rooms

What are the connotations of being taken into the back room? The illicit? A bargain? Something rare? A first glimpse of fresh stock?

Traders of fake gear in Shanghai know how to push these consumer-desire buttons, they revel in the back-room culture, play it up.

But it’s not about the back-room.

It’s about the back-of-the-back-room.