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    Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    I was wondering about some of the gray market AMPS that are being sold from online stores that are not Authorized Dealers.(ebay ect..) Not trying to sound paranoid but if China will counterfeit a $300-600 Taylormade golf club or iPad, then why wouldn't there be counterfeit Sundown,DD,RF,ect... that are in that pricerange or higher?



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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    I have a counterfeit prs in my stuff somewhere. I know there are counterfeit DLS and genesis and Ive seen a counterfeit alpine. Although sundown and the others make good stuff I think youd be more likely to see counterfeit mainstream stuff like RF though I personally have never seen one.

    Heres a pic of the inside of the pioneer. 2 little boards and a steel plate to make it heavier.





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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    I just ordered a RF T1500-1bdcp and now I'm concerned. The eBay store is out of Florida but tracking shows it shipped from Brooklyn,NY. The most worrysome part is they said it is warrantied through them and not RF! If there was any problem I had to ship it to them only. Sounds shady to me. Anyone bought From these guys?

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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    most are counterfeits of each other anyways...



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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    its prolly an older model.some of these stores buy old stock [woofers etc.] and sell them at discounted prices offering a warranty too,but the issue is that the warranty is from the store not manufacture ,so if something happens ,lets say in that 1-3 year warranty you return it and you may end up with no product or something else not as good or store credit if that minus depreciation like some stores do.just do your home work first before you buy ,especially from any ebay store.




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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by nutxo View Post
    I have a counterfeit prs in my stuff somewhere. I know there are counterfeit DLS and genesis and Ive seen a counterfeit alpine. Although sundown and the others make good stuff I think youd be more likely to see counterfeit mainstream stuff like RF though I personally have never seen one.

    Heres a pic of the inside of the pioneer. 2 little boards and a steel plate to make it heavier.

    give m pics of that whole amp please. i might have one in a buddies car and not know it.




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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    LOL. 450$ isnt exactly too good to be true price for 1500w. Seems they have plenty of good feedback




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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by hispls View Post
    LOL. 450$ isnt exactly too good to be true price for 1500w. Seems they have plenty of good feedback
    This lol. Most I would pay for 1500w is like $300 but that's just me...




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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    i know its not exactly what you are asking about but, their is a local scam artist that buys blown amplifiers. he pulls the boards out and replaces them with boards from pyle and pyramid amps. whatever he can make fit. he then tries to sell them on craigslist.

    *** if anyone in north alabama starts to buy a amplifier from craigslist, and the guy shows up driving a bright yellow volkswagen gti. he is a scammer! do not buy anything from him!***



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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragon.breath View Post
    i know its not exactly what you are asking about but, their is a local scam artist that buys blown amplifiers. he pulls the boards out and replaces them with boards from pyle and pyramid amps. whatever he can make fit. he then tries to sell them on craigslist.

    *** if anyone in north alabama starts to buy a amplifier from craigslist, and the guy shows up driving a bright yellow volkswagen gti. he is a scammer! do not buy anything from him!***
    Im from Huntsville Man. How has it been down there.



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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragon.breath View Post
    i know its not exactly what you are asking about but, their is a local scam artist that buys blown amplifiers. he pulls the boards out and replaces them with boards from pyle and pyramid amps. whatever he can make fit. he then tries to sell them on craigslist.

    *** if anyone in north alabama starts to buy a amplifier from craigslist, and the guy shows up driving a bright yellow volkswagen gti. he is a scammer! do not buy anything from him!***
    Didn't Justonemoreamp on ebay used to do something like that?

    Anyway, why not get a few guys together that have been burned by him and plan a surprise party for him next time he posts something?




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    Re: Are there counterfeit amps out there?

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