WARNING: Buying legit Hori sreen protectors

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by jlo mein, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. jlo mein
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    For everyone's knowledge:

    I received my Hori DS Lite screen protectors from www.play-asia.com today, and am now fairly sure the ones I got from eBay (chinese seller) are fake. Below are picture comparisons of both I have received.

    Be warned!!! The ones from the chinese eBay seller are an inferior product.

    The first image shows the two packages side by side. Note they have a slight colour difference.

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    The second pic is a closeup of the front of the package. Note that the image on the left is much more blurry. That is actually how it looks, it is not a camera error.

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    Below are the bags the packages came in (the package is just a paper sleeve). The eBay one came in a resealable that can be open and closed many times. The Play-Asia.com one came in a bag that can only be opened once (it looks tampered with after you open it).

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    Below are the cleaning cloths that come with each. The eBay one feels like the cheap lense cloths you get with any chinese sunglasses case, but it does have "HORI" imprinted in it. The one that came with the Play-Asia.com one feels like a softer material, and has no writing on it.

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    Finally, here is a pic of the two different screen protectors. Note that the eBay ones have english writing on the tabs. The Play-Asia.com one only has japanese writing, and has yellow stickers on the centre.

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    Judging from this evidence I believe the eBay one to be a fake. I find this rather frustrating, as the seller can get away with it. Not many people out there are going to buy two screen protectors from different sellers just to compare. I only happened to do so because I bought one for myself two weeks ago, and one for my gf last week.

    I am now bringing this to the attention of the eBay seller, and then possibly report it to eBay and attempt to file a Paypal refund.
     


  2. xflash

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    would ya mind maybe mentioning his ebay username?
     
  3. DirtyH

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    You should also report it directly to Hori!
     
  4. daxtered

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    Damn it. This matches the one I got for $7 off Ebay. It was shipped from Hong Kong. Can you tell me what I can do, I applied it to my DS Lite already, but can I even get something back for this. I paid for an "Hori screen protector" not a fake!

    My main concern is quality, after a week of using it and hours of Trauma Center (finally beat it) I got one scratch on the protector and this weird fade on it. Are these normal for hours of gameplay or is that a crappy protector?
     
  5. CWar

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    I've also been recently tricked into buying a fake DS Lite Keys Factory Smart Case
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1.

    I didn't know it was fake, until I saw that they were selling blue and pink colour ones. On the Keys factory site, they only had white and black. They also had post at yyjoy.com ( http://www.yyjoy.com/yy/?p=799 ). Through the vague translation, it says that it's hard to tell the difference.

    It does look solidly built though, but I'm afraid it might scratch my DSL.
     
  6. TheSpade

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    Guess this is another reason why not to buy accessories from eBay. [​IMG]
     
  7. kvad

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    How do you find the quality of the actual protectors between the two?
     
  8. mr_saturn

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    Uh oh, I ordered a set of those myself. Could you divulge the name of the seller so I could maybe start my refund process now?
     
  9. daxtered

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    my seller was digispeak...who did you buy yours from?
     
  10. jlo mein
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    Thank you everyone for your responses.

    The seller I got mine from on eBay was egun007. On the auction it specifically states it is a Hori screen protector.
    My ebay purchase link

    Yes I do plan to report this to Hori, although I emailed them about this previous (only inquiring if I had possibly received a fake) last week, and have not received a response.

    The quality of the fake eBay one is not good. It scratches very easily. I have about 5 significant scratches on my touch screen protector right now, and it has only been used for a few days. The Hori one seems to have a more translucent tint (the fake one is slightly brown), and seems to be more resistant to scratches. With the fake one, I also get a weird anomaly on the top screen. In the centre, it's creating a mark that looks like there is water stuck between the screen and the protector, and yet there is no water trapped there. I can correct it by pulling at the centre with scotch tape, but it will return after I close the DS Lite lid.
     
  11. daxtered

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    can you post pics of the fake one compared to the real one. And if you can pics of how either one looks on the DS itself. I should have known when I purchased mine something was up when they were only $7 : /

    What do yu suggest I do, athough I have already placed mine on the screen. I have one significant scratch and this other blurry scratch. Can Paypal reimburse me for the crap they sent?
     
  12. mr_saturn

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    I did indeed order from him. I have dispatched a fairly aggressive email to him, demanding a refund if the product he sent me is not genuine. I outlined what I would do if he refused and I found the product to be fake.

    Hopefully we can get this resolved! I will also contact ebay and hori.
     
  13. samk64

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    dangit... i just got mine from egun007 and already put it on.... oh well, thanks for the warning - don't want to mess my screen up.

    so, what did you guys do? i don't know if i should contact the seller or not.

    edit: yea, i guess i'll send him an email too
     
  14. ranmaru

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    Oh crap!
    I also ordered my protective sticker from digispeak. Oh my, will they get a negative feedback or what!

    aarrgghhh I feel so dumb.
     
  15. Vater Unser

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    thanks for warning us, I was just about to order one from ebay...
    it's cheaper at Play-Asia anyway, because the shipping costs of the ebay sellers are so high

    maybe I'll just order one together with the G6 Lite...we'll see
     
  16. accolon

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    Just for the record:
    I got one from Lik-Sang which looks exactly like the one you got from Play-Asia, it's still in perfect condition.
     
  17. Vulpix

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    Oh my god! jlo mein, can I have your permission to post this is another forum I frequent as well? This has to be made known to everyone!
     
  18. ranmaru

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    btw under category is fake items listed when you want to report something? Cant seem to find it on ebay
     
  19. Celb

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    Thanks for the heads up, I had fake ones on [​IMG]' When I move the stylus there's a weird feeling.. hmm.. if I had to describe it, it's kinda like the apple ipod clickwheel thing.

    And yes, the screen shots match. I bought mine on ebay from hkdiscus.
     
  20. _Mazza_

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