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"Fake" version of this charger was shipped to me,
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This review is from: Motorola Vehicle Power Adapter micro-USB Rapid Rate Charger (Wireless Phone Accessory)
The version of this charger shipped to me is a knock-off. There is no Motorola sticker, the micro-USB connector end is a snap-together part, rather than overmolded like the real version. The PVC cable overmold is mis-shaped, the contact springs are weak and the fit and finish of the plastic parts are low quality. So, it is just a car charger, right? Maybe. But what if the electronics are sub-standard also? What if the PVC overmold is contaminated as well? I am going to return this item and not plug it into Wife's phone.
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Initial post: Jun 7, 2011 10:21:11 PM PDT
Brian Fudge says:
so how do i get the real one?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2011 11:38:34 AM PDT
You make sure that you order with Amazon as the seller -- not from one of the marketplacve sellers. And Scott should be sure to complain to whoever he ordered his from -- and Amazon. Sellers should not be allowed to list the non-original item under the Motorola listing.
Posted on Jul 14, 2011 3:35:02 PM PDT
J. Gonzalez says:
thanks so much i really appreciate the video demo!! your great
Posted on Jul 21, 2011 4:34:19 AM PDT
great catch, I should've read the reviews or realized the price was to good to be true. My EVOs motherboard melted from this crappy piece.
Posted on Jul 29, 2011 7:46:00 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2011 8:17:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 29, 2011 11:35:23 AM PDT
The price is valid and the unit is legit if you buy from Amazon itself. I paid $3 and change and got real units that work great.
Once again, if you get a phony unit, a) report it to Amazon and b) file an A-to-Z claim against the seller (this assumes that all of the phony units are coming from Marketplace sellers).
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2011 8:39:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2011 8:41:49 AM PDT
David Pearlman says:
The title of this review is totally misleading. As noted in other reviews, one should be careful to order directly from Amazon. Not only do third party sellers sometimes sell knock-offs, but they aren't, on this item, much, if at all, cheaper.
The title of this review should be: "I was foolish and tried to save 10 cents by buying from a third party seller instead of Amazon, and I got burned. Don't be a dope. Listen to the other reviews that explicitly note you should buy directly from Amazon."
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2011 8:46:29 AM PDT
It may be more than 10c. If someone has it listed for the same price but with free shipping, and the buyer does not have Amazon Prime and will have to pay for shipping from Amazon, the difference could be much higher. And buyers should not be blamed for buying an item from a 3rd party -- Amazon tells you it is safe. Amazon should be blamed for allowing 3rd party sellers to continue to list something that is not the OEM item that is shown in the listing.
Posted on Aug 1, 2011 8:01:24 PM PDT
Carlo M. Santos says:
Thank you for the video. Now I know what to look for.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 4, 2011 12:51:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 4, 2011 12:51:46 PM PDT
David Pearlman says:
Amazon only tells you that they will stand behind you in a dispute with a third party. They don't exert quality control over third party sales.
The maximum amount one could possibly save buying from a third party, shipping included, might be a couple of bucks.
And the reviews, including the spotlighted one, make a very clear point that you shouldn't trust the third party sellers.
I would think that someone who is going to take the time to make a video complaining they were suckered would have at least taken the time to read a review before buying.
I think this "review" is quite misleading, and that a lot of people are going to be scared into thinking Amazon is selling fakes, when the truth is that the Amazon item is genuine and can be purchased without worry.