Fake Wii U Pro Controllers, what are the signs?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Xirix, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Xirix
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    Could someone possible post a picture of a confirmed legitimate black Wii U Pro controller, front and back? I recently purchased one and the analogue stick is acting up already, not sure if it's just faulty or if it's a fake.

    It looks good, but apparently it's really hard to tell the difference now, and there seems to be a lot of misinformation out there. (Such as, if there's a silver screw on the back where the battery is it's fake, I don't actually know if that's true or not.. but mine has one so I'm concerned)
     
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    Why don't you post a picture of yours?
     
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    Check for misspellings on the back label that's pressed into the controller (and if you can't find what I'm talking about, then, well...)
     
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    Acting up how?
     
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    Where'd you get it?

    Usually a sign is build quality. Any cheap feel to it and the buttons? Is it responsive?
     
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    I bought it from jjpgames.co.uk because they were on offer, it didn't say in the description but it seems it got sent from china... so... yeah.

    The controller feels fine, though I've never held a real one assuming mine is fake, no mispellings. But the left analogue stick is now stuck constantly making it go down, no amount of resyncing or doing the - + a b reset thing is fixing it.
     
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    sounds like hong kong strikes again. just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's a bargain :creep:
     
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    Yeah they failed to say it came from china, I'm trying to get in contact with them now. -.-
     
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    Sorry to say but you bought a fake. JJP Games are known to sell counterfeit products as "official".

    Anyhow, here's what the rear sticker of a WUPC normally says and looks:

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    I'd advice you to return it for a refund and in the event they refuse then talk to your bank to get your money back.

    Curious how their Shipping & Returns page say the following:


    Oh and let's not leave out their tagline:

    This "best video games supplier" website is filled with bullshit that no one should spend their hard earned money on as they'll just be receiving a fake product while expecting it to be genuine.
    JJP Games are nothing but scammers.
     
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    Great... yeah my back looks like that but the writing isn't a bright as that, also it doesn't say Nintendo on the bit underneath it.. it's just blank.

    Well I guess that'll teach me for wanting a controller slightly cheaper, hell if I just got one in argos it would have a 1 year warranty with them and Nintendo.

    So far I've sent numerous emails to them with no reply, how would going to my bank to get my money back work?
     
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    Call or go to your bank and tell them you bought an item which was faulty and the seller's refusing to take it back for a reclaim/refund.

    JJP Games deserve to be shut down for good.
     
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    JJP stands for Japanese joke products :creep:
     
  14. Xirix
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    Hmm okay, I need to go to the bank tomorrow anyway so I'll talk to one of the guys there.
     
  15. iQue

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    You can apply for a Chargeback with your Bank, since it's under £100.
    But only some cards have chargeback protection, and since it's under £100 they may not do it...but it's highly unlikely as it's only about £30, which is give away money to most Banks. You generally get triple this, for making a genuine complaint.

    But here's more info...
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/visa-mastercard-chargeback
     
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    Thanks iQue, I was hoping to have some actual knowledge about visa protection so I don't sound like a complete moron when I go in, going in this morning so hopefully something can be done.