Gaopeng, the Groupon-Tencent JV in China was in trouble again. The Beijing-based group buying site was accused of selling counterfeit Tissot watches.

Hundred of customers claimed that the RMB 690 yuan (US$108) Tissot watch they bought from a deal provided by Gaopeng wasn’t genuine, and was considering a class suit over the beleaguered website.

Gaopeng denied such claim saying would contact Tissot outlets for further inspecting. This follows the claim by a salesperson at one of Beijing’s Tissot outlets that the “Gaopeng Tissots” were not genuine products.

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