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Old 04-05-2006
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lol. yeah you gatta be dumb to buy off someone who has bad feedback or NONE at all..

ive sold and bought alota **** offa ebay and ive never fkd up once.....im at like 130 for my score and its still at 100%
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yeah, but just buying from someone w/ a good feedback doesn't necessarily mean what they are selling is real... A lot of time knock offs are very hard to tell; whether it be designer clothes/jewelry/handbags or even car parts...

Also, some scammers build up there rating over a period of time and then offer lots of stuff for sale and run w/ the money.

... So relying solely on an ebayer's rating and looking at pictures they offer (which could easily been taken from some website) would be a false sense of security. There's no true way of being sure you're product is real on ebay at the time you're bidding.. that's why people are weary of ebay.
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but people shouldnt just run away and be afraid of it. Just have to be cautious of the deals that are on there.
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i got ripped off using ebay just last week... not car related. i'm f'ing pissed.
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well my h-techs look to be real. that's good.
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Well the Tein springs I got off Ebay are fakes. FVCK! I guess into the dumpster they go.
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I wouldn't put them in the dumpster, sell them back on ebay

sounds assholish, and is, but let some other poor sap buy them

as far as you know they're real (hint hint) so sell them as real
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Originally Posted by 2k2civ34
Well the Tein springs I got off Ebay are fakes. FVCK! I guess into the dumpster they go.
show some pics and post the ebay sellers name so we know to avoid them.
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show some pics and post the ebay sellers name so we know to avoid them.
I wanna say the name was powerimport, but I am not 100% sure. I will take pictures Easter weekend.

Anyone know what I can do with them? I don't want to fvck another person on Ebay. And I don't want to trash them, but what are some other things i can do with them. If anyone wants them, I will give them to you for the cost of shipping.
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Ok I got some pictures of the FAKE springs. Does anyone know if I should contact Tein and let them know the address that the package was sent from?

Here are the pictures. The Ebay ad even said Authentic Tein springs, in the box everything that came with them looked legit. The paper work looked straight from the Tein factory.











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holy crap you bought fake springs? wow, i checked mine today. how much? yea tell tein!
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holy crap you bought fake springs? wow, i checked mine today. how much? yea tell tein!
I paid $80 shipped. FVCK THIS PISSES ME OFF! On the other hand, I got a new tv. 60 inch Sony LCD. YAY!


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yea on the tein website it matches EXACTLY what you show. the box is different the "tein" on the spring is a sticker. dang. tell the seller you know its fake.
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Oh wow, how convienent http://www.symmic.com/ their website it down. I emailed them and demanded my money back or legal was will be taken. First by contacting Tein and then the proper authority. I will still contact Tein if I recieve a refund and give them all the details I have.
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wow...makes me think if my skunk2 coilovers are fake. they are rusting at the top...
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no that just means they suck hahaha^^^ i heard bad things about them...but i bet you will get your money back man! tein is an honest company.
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i was gonna get skunk 2 coilovers but not anymore, im gonna go with tokico blues and neuspeed sports for my 04 coupe
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*UPDATE*

I contacted the people who sent me the springs, I got a prepaid Fedex shipping label from them and they are going to refund my money in full. So the deal is...should I still contact Tein and tell them the company and address and all the information of the company? Or since the company was reputable enough to refund my money and stuff just leave it as it is? I think since the company knew I knew they were fake, they were going to refund my money. I am sure they don't get to many complaints as most people wouldn't know the difference.

So I am super stoked. Looking back at the paypal, I paid $130 shipped for them. So you can see why I got scammed.
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tell tein! i would! they are messing with peoples cars and safety like that.
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Alright well I will have to wait until I get to my parent's house and get the address from the Tein box before I ship them back and get my money back.
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Thank you for the warning Dezod. That's why I buy from the dealer.
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Thank you for the warning Dezod. That's why I buy from the dealer.
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Ebay deals are not always TRUE deals. Remember cheaper isn't always better. This case is the perfect example why ebay shopping is dangerous. Ebay is great for a rare movie or CD, hard to find widget and such.....
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Yes everyone should be reported for selling fake springs.
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Re: Tein Spring Fraud Alert

I was gonna make a new thread, but I found this one. Figured I'd bump it. Just so you know, these things are still floating around out there. I ended up buying these pieces of **** from another member on here, and didn't realize it till a few months later, when i wanted to install them. Tein has a warning up on their website about this now. Link as follows.

http://www.tein.com/counterfeit/warning.html
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this reminds me of some a spoon header i saw on ebay for the d17's....i dont think spoon makes a header for our em2's so i thought it was just some random header with a spoon logo welded on it. i duno...anybody know about this??? anyway good post, thanks.
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Re: Tein Spring Fraud Alert

damn hope my h-techs arn't fake.

ebay sales JL subwoofer really cheap anybody know if those are fake? I was planning on buying a set one day.
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dunno. i just bought a set from "jdm-in-stock" or something like that. price was good, and they're guaranteed to be real. i'm gonna take a little road trip and pay someone a visit if they end up being fake.
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My H-tech's were fine. I'm actually very pleased with the drop. Tein makes good products. +1 too for them warning their customers.
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