Howard Leight impacts

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Howard Leight impacts

Post by Zappa » 24 Nov 2018, 9:24 pm

Prices on ebay from sellers seem to range from $45 - $89 bucks.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Howard-Leig ... 1343208451
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Electronic- ... 1672941943

then i came across this...

https://canadianfirearmsblog.ca/identif ... pact-sport


Is that a common problem with this particular earmuff where knockoffs are present and in good supply ?
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 24 Nov 2018, 9:32 pm

Bloody Chinese will rip off anything.

Had to go and check mine.

Authentic, thankfully, good to know they're out there though.
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Post by Ziad » 25 Nov 2018, 7:44 am

If bought from gunshop so expect it to be legit. Ebay unfortunately no checks, but grey a dodgy one you can get a full refund from PayPal.
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Post by Zappa » 25 Nov 2018, 8:25 am

Ziad wrote:Ebay unfortunately no checks, but grey a dodgy one you can get a full refund from PayPal.


It's mainly the sellers that sell the genuine thing and sometimes the actual manufacturers that normally report counterfeits to ebay. These ads have been up for a while, so it may now be a case of buyer beware and paypal refund.

Ive sent the seller an msg via ebay asking the question.
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 25 Nov 2018, 9:51 am

One thing I've learned about buying from ebay is, no matter where the listing says the seller is, click on the user name of the seller and check their details. I also check their negative feedback comments.

Many times a seller claiming to be in Australia is actually in bloody China.

One character who sold me a dodgy trail cam suggested I sell it to someone else because they couldn't afford to refund me and postage from China was to high to send me a replacement.

I'm starting to think that lying, cheating, stealing and dodgy manufacturing is part of their school curriculum.
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Post by Zappa » 25 Nov 2018, 11:39 am

Gaznazdiak wrote:
Many times a seller claiming to be in Australia is actually in bloody China.


It's becoming more prevalent I noticed. I bought something recently, filtering down to Australian sellers and the nominal delivery ( 3-4 days) from a suburb in Sydney to Canberra.

Two weeks later the item still hasnt arrived. I asked them if it's coming from China and the seller said "No. It's coming from our warehouse in Sydney"
Then I asked why does the tracking show it cleared customs ?

Last time I checked there is no border or custom control between Sydney and Canberra.

..silence from his end...

Ive experienced this half dozen times in the last few months from dodgy ebay sellers :!: .

So story goes, get shafted with lies and deception, leave negative feedback and threaten Paypal intervention. They offer a 50% refund. You say "nup" and claim full refund if you want your neg feedback lifted. They offer full refund and you get to keep the goods.

They play the percentages game , gambling on the fact that not everyone will complain. With the amount of stock they move, they could afford to lose 5% - 10% of stock. :roll:
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 25 Nov 2018, 11:51 am

What really sh!ts me about that is ebay are well aware it's going on but profit is more important.

Sure, every time it's happened they have backed me and provided a refund, but they still allow sellers who do this as a normal practice to continue.

I lodged formal complaints with both ebay and paypal, both were very sympathetic and helped resolve the issue in my favour, but the sellers are still in operation.
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