what happens if it's fake?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales
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llol_slimllol_slim Forumite
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hi
im just looking at buying new mobile phone from ebay..
What would happen if the phone I end up buying is a counterfeit? I am only looking at people with great feedback (of similar priced items) and that have £500 paypal cover..but will there actually be cover if I buy a counterfeit?

Thanks in advance
embarrassed to say I used to work for barclays..sorry

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  • frivolous_fayfrivolous_fay Forumite
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    Are fake phones that common?

    Paypal will cover you for items not as described... ie. fake. But don't take risks - buy from a seller with an impeccable record.
    My TV is broken! :cry:
    Edit: refunded £515 for TV 1.5 years out of warranty - thank you Sale of Goods Act! :j
  • llol_slimllol_slim Forumite
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    Are fake phones that common?

    Paypal will cover you for items not as described... ie. fake. But don't take risks - buy from a seller with an impeccable record.
    it seems there are alot of people selling the high end phones(iphones, nokias etc) that apparantly dont realise. Especially with the newer Nokias, the fakes are SO convincing, you might not notice if all you do is open the box to check contents. ie its only the software that is different.

    thanks though, I plan to buy from an impeccable, just wanted to double check :)
    Oh and sorry for the typo in the original post :rolleyes:
    embarrassed to say I used to work for barclays..sorry
  • superjaggybunnetsuperjaggybunnet Forumite
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    I have never heard of this before. Fake phones!!

    What next - Adidas computers??
  • llol_slimllol_slim Forumite
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    I have never heard of this before. Fake phones!!

    What next - Adidas computers??
    i watched a programme on tv once called "The Fake Trade" It was about china, and all the things they fake, and how they did it.
    You know, they even have fake EGGS???!!! It's cheaper to use chemicals than it is to keep chickens. Bizzare

    On topic, yup, go to dealextreme.com and you can see they sell "knock offs" but do make it obvious they are fakes.
    embarrassed to say I used to work for barclays..sorry
  • geo555geo555 Forumite
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    If you can make it, you can fake it.
    (".)
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