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    Spotting fakes on Trademe

    LEUPOLD Mark 4, 3.5-10x40 M3 Scope | Trade Me
    Chinese fake all but written all over it, and there are quite a few others who are questioning it as well judging by the number of unanswered questions.
    I have complained to Trademe 2 days ago, but they have been unusually slow to action. Someone is going to get burnt by this con-artist.
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    I wouldn't buy any optics from Trademe full stop.
    Better off importing from USA yourself.
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    Welcome to Sako club.

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    Didnt even get buyer beware correct (should be caveat emptor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    I wouldn't buy any optics from Trademe full stop.
    Better off importing from USA yourself.
    I think I've still got a tradme scope that makes things look smaller as you increase the magnification. Wasn't worth the postage to send it back.
    Might have to put it on the 22 for budget long range practice.

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    Haha I got one of these for a gag from Ali express,but mine is 4.5-14 it actually dialled and worked pretty well, even used it to hit a gong at 800y, maybe I should try sell it hmmmmmm pity I'm not that dishonest, wonder if it has the same serial number as mine.
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    The guy that asked the last answered question almost gapped it - made a mistake asking for the box serial # though, should have just asked for a pic of the actual serial # on the scope. Another bid placed as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve123 View Post
    I think I've still got a tradme scope that makes things look smaller as you increase the magnification. Wasn't worth the postage to send it back.
    Might have to put it on the 22 for budget long range practice.

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    Handicap for Dundee at Toby's Shoot perhaps?

    I report them as I see them (when they are obvious), they usually get flushed within 10 minutes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Handicap for Dundee at Toby's Shoot perhaps?

    I report them as I see them (when they are obvious), they usually get flushed within 10 minutes
    Not this time though... Trademe must be cutting more costs in conjunction with boosting their fees - going to be a long death spiral.
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    There was Zeiss on trademe a couple of weeks ago chinese as listing No 1128112790

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    have a read through his feedback, guy sounds like he has a screw loose, how do people like this own firearms?
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    Funny story. Well not that funny but anyway.
    I bought a rifle and scope combo of trademe not that long ago at a sharp price from a private seller.
    Very happy with the deal, especially with the extras that came with it such as a the entry level Bushnell scope, ammo ect and the rifle was unfired.
    So flicked the Bushnell up on Trademe has I already have heaps of scopes and it was pulled by trademe as a fake a few days later.
    I contacted the seller and found the package deal was supplied by a well-known Gun store.
    I ended up getting what the scope was worth from the gun store and the gun store had to send all the fakes to the NZ Bushnell distributor after they sent him a warning letter.

    A bit of extra googling on my part would have identified it as fake.
    Buyer beware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    have a read through his feedback, guy sounds like he has a screw loose, how do people like this own firearms?
    https://www.bidbud.co.nz/members/fee...4/non-positive

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    Reading feedback can be a bit of a laugh - but only the ones where the wheels fall off are worth reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoli View Post
    Not this time though... Trademe must be cutting more costs in conjunction with boosting their fees - going to be a long death spiral.
    Trade me is now the $2 shop you go to when you can't be arsed getting off the couch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve123 View Post
    Trade me is now the $2 shop you go to when you can't be arsed getting off the couch.
    Unless you are buying a Tikka off Trademe - then it's $2000...or "gourmet"

 

 

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