Then buy them without branding for R12 each which seems a lot easier to me
Sometimes people do the strangest things when a) they panic or b)their mind justifies the action.
An example of b) is the guy who after climbing Mt Kenya I think it was and reaching the summit took the tin which was kept on the summit in which you recorded your achievement
I believe this one was panic
Sounds like exactly the opposite kind of person you want as a leader