Purchasing bad, fake and expired body armor can get you killed. With a big ole capital K. Body armor depending on what you do, why you need or want and the industry you work in can be a necessity. Unfortunately an expensive one, but it is worth while to purchase from a reputable dealer. You trust your life to it. Remember you get what you pay for and ever if it is expensive research the vender first.
Let this recent story about fake body armor being sold in Florida serve as a lesson to you. Three Florida men were arrested for manufacturing fake body armor with Point Blank branding. The fake armor provided no ballistic protection whatsoever and was being peddled at gun shows.