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  1. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    My cousin found a good deal on the bay and thought he scored a bargain R1. Turns out it's a fake big time. But I must say these are quite real looking from a distance...

    Fake R1 - DSC_3944.jpg

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    Fake R1 - DSC_3961.jpg
     
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  2. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    That really sucks. Hope it wasnt too much lost.
     
  3. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    It's covered by ebay and a truckload of headaches he had to now deal with. I told him to ask me before buying. :headbang:

    I'm surprised by how good the replicas are nowadays compared to a few years back. Guess it's been a while since I've held one in my hands but I recall the older ones being more like a $5 gas station pair.
     
  4. GH4AU

    GH4AU Carbon Fanatic Premium Member

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    It is a shame that people try and pass off replicas as authentic pairs. Luckily he will get his money back.
     
  5. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Flared tips on the stems are a dead giveaway on Romeo 1 and Juliet fakes.
     
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  6. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    Yeh and amongst other features. Sadly not every one knows (eg. despite warning my cousin numerous times :punish:)
     
  7. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Damn. I hadn't seen a fake R1 to this point, but it looks pretty obvious. Does it have a fake serial number too?
     
  8. motoGP_fanatic

    motoGP_fanatic Disciple of X-Metal

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    It has no serial number but it has a logo like an upside down x-metal logo at the back of the nose bridge.
    Also noticeable difference are the ff:
    - earstem is bent with curve ends
    -not matching colorway
    -polarized etched on lens-
    -nose bomb shape is not round
    -an allen hex screw instead of torx
    -and some subjective signs like it might feel heavier, and definitely feel like felt when touched.

    It is a fact that x-metal has good looking fakes out there, but it is very fortunate that there are obvious signs to know it is fake, that I am most thankful of.
     
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  9. TheWannaBe

    TheWannaBe The O-Warrior Premium Member

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    bummer man! it's scary how close the fakes can get though! without a legit comparison pair, it gets even hard to spot the fakes...