How big of a problem is counterfeiting?
A lot of counterfeits are posted on these forums and every once in a while it's mentioned as one of the greatest threats to collecting. At the same time, no organizations seem to be working on preventing imports or sales into this country. A lot of the effort stems from after a sale is made, but when auction sites are involved, the recommendation is often to work it out with the auction site.
An interesting thing is that in a poll of whether collectors have changed their behavior or not due to counterfeiting, approximately 85% said it hasn't changed their behavior while 15% said it has.
Given that 85% of respondents (in an admittedly small sample size) haven't been materially changed their behavior, how big of a problem is counterfeiting?
I used to think it was a big deal, but perhaps it isn't?