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  1. HoakleyRobb

    HoakleyRobb Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If an x-metal item on ebay comes with a box and coin, to what extent does that reduce the chance of a fake? Anyone ever got a fake in a box with a coin? Just trying to get a little more savvy in my buying. Thanks.
     
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  2. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    There was a post about someone buying a fake pair with a box and a fake coin. There was some differences to spot but only if you are familiar with the regular coin.
     
  3. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Fake coins seem to be shiny, whereas real ones are dull. (New generation of coins)
     
  4. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Fake boxes, coins, vault cases..... It's all out there. Be carefull but don't be paranoid. Buy from a seller who has good previous history selling Oakley's etc. learn to spot the giveaway signs on fakes. It's been said before but I don't mind saying it again at all -

    Check colour way is a correct Oakley version - sku / serial check if possible.
    Check earstem tips for a bend at the end or blurred out/hidden tips.
    Note the angle of the orbital join - fakes are far more 'angled' than a genuine version.
    Take a look at the orbital gaskets and make sure they are actually there.
    Check nose bridge fixings are rivets (all bar X Squared which are hex bolts) and not flat head screws etc.
    Contact seller for confirmation if unsure.
     
  5. WOZNTME

    WOZNTME Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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  6. Iceman

    Iceman Oakley Beginner

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    Wow, if you check his feedback, so many times he's sold fakes.