Is GearBest selling fake Nitecore chargers?

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Is GearBest selling fake Nitecore chargers?

Yes, I recall the BangGood version of the same thread… but Im not saying its confirmed by the scratch and sniff process.

I have a D2 I purchased from GB in May, just got around to looking it over and its magnetic on the slider, positive end appears not to be. The I series shown on the Test for Counterfeit pages at Nitecores website says neither end is magnetic, that page is for all chargers not just the I series. There are no spelling errors on the box as shown in a UK recall of Nitecore D4 fakes but this is a D2 and the box is different.

So before I head to Paypal and start the process, I was looking for input or experience in the fakery of Nitecores, and the reliability of Nitecore to live up to their own standards. I have not done the scratch and sniff test as its unreliable anyway, and as its a gift Im not wanting to make it look second hand. I have 180 days according to PayPal it seems.

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I have no proof that my I4 is legitimate, but it functions perfectly, terminating most cells at 4.19-4.20v. The sliders on mine are magnetic, and the positive terminal isn’t. I don’t remember for sure where I bought it, I think it was fasttech. I also just checked a brand new D2 that I’m pretty sure I ordered from Mountain Electronics and it is the same.

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this is how you tell

http://s1.postimg.org/vbszmnt0v/nitecorn_zps89068e4e.jpg

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Is the corn already installed or do you install your own?

Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
I have no proof that my I4 is legitimate, but it functions perfectly, terminating most cells at 4.19-4.20v. The sliders on mine are magnetic, and the positive terminal isn’t. I don’t remember for sure where I bought it, I think it was fasttech. I also just checked a brand new D2 that I’m pretty sure I ordered from Mountain Electronics and it is the same.

Interesting, you can log into ME and check your orders, then we’d know where your D2 came from…
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I doubt that it is fake – a fake product has mostly awful chinglish on it.

I would open it, make a photo of the PCB, mail it to NiteCore and wait.

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L4M4 wrote:
I doubt that it is fake – a fake product has mostly awful chinglish on it.

I would open it, make a photo of the PCB, mail it to NiteCore and wait.


Apparently not. There is/was a recall in the UK in regard to fake Nitecore D4 chargers, the only spelling mistake they mention is ‘Worldwidc Insurance’ on the box (note the c, not e), but given they mention spelling errors one would think if they were going to mention them, they would mention the wide spread use of Chinglish if it were present. However, those are fakes.

Mine does not have such an error on the box, but its not a D4, and their box is different so not much help.

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Hello I have just purchased the nitecore intelli i4 from Gearbest —checked @ nitecore=Genuine Product.I have had a Great Service from this company and Highly recommend Gearbest.

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Wow, and you found this thread on your first visit to BLF!

What kind of luck is that?

You’ve been busy today:

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https://safeweb.norton.com/reviews/289823

I look forward to finding more …

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L4M4 wrote:
I doubt that it is fake - a fake product has mostly awful chinglish on it. I would open it, make a photo of the PCB, mail it to NiteCore and wait.
Apparently not. There is/was a recall in the UK in regard to fake Nitecore D4 chargers, the only spelling mistake they mention is 'Worldwidc Insurance' on the box (note the c, not e), but given they mention spelling errors one would think if they were going to mention them, they would mention the wide spread use of Chinglish if it were present. However, those are fakes. Mine does not have such an error on the box, but its not a D4, and their box is different so not much help.

My D4 from Banggood doesn't have that or any other spelling mistakes but sliders are magnetic.

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My D4 has magnetic sliders and it IS genuine and purchased from a trusted US seller.

If I remember....it was one end only that was not...not both. Please double check before some needless crap starts....again

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John_S_1 wrote:
Hello I have just purchased the nitecore intelli i4 from Gearbest —checked @ nitecore=Genuine Product.I have had a Great Service from this company and Highly recommend Gearbest.

Rules

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Oh, someones gonna get ass kicked for that :D!

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bugsy36 wrote:

My D4 has magnetic sliders and it IS genuine and purchased from a trusted US seller.

If I remember....it was one end only that was not...not both. Please double check before some needless crap starts....again

It seems like they have changed this...

http://charger.nitecore.com/identification-guide-nitecore-charger-users

Now only rails and positive contacts need to be non-magnetic.

 

But my D4 doesn't have Nitecore capacitors, but Fuxiang and Nichicon capacitors.

 

EDIT: but if you believe this

http://www.nitecore.co.uk/Blog/Post/16-identification-guide-for-nitecore...

it's only for i4 2014 version.

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this is how you tell

http://s1.postimg.org/vbszmnt0v/nitecorn_zps89068e4e.jpg

You obviously haven’t seen the new and improved D8/ALL80 :bigsmile:

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Hello Hank I needed a new charger and before I purchased one I did a Google search to get some information and found out about this site amongst lots of other’s.
As the title of this thread is asking if Gearbest are selling fake chargers? I thought I shall reply as I have just purchased one from them the one I purchased is Genuine so I returned here to give my view.
Maybe I have been busy today as for Norton.com/reviews that is a Customer review site so I gave my review and yes if you look you will find more that is the IDEA of review sites.

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Hello Halo…it may be hard to believe but Gearbest does have some HAPPY Customers so NO rule’s are broken. Wink

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John_S_1 wrote:
Hello Halo…it may be hard to believe but Gearbest does have some HAPPY Customers so NO rule’s are broken. Wink

So you’re from London and you don’t even know how to spell corectly in English?
Seems legit, nice try shill.

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I went by the test on the Nitecore site as I read it so thats why I asked. I directly contacted Nitecore earlier than the thread for clarification but got no response. My sliders are likely not magnetic, havent pulled it down to test properly but my magnet appears not to stick. The positive end is not, the negative end is definitely magnetic.

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John_S_1 wrote:
Hello Halo…it may be hard to believe but Gearbest does have some HAPPY Customers so NO rule’s are broken. Wink

So you’re from London and you don’t even know how to spell corectly in English?
Seems legit, nice try shill.

The English in general are no better at English than most from English speaking nations.
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The English in general are no better at English than most from English speaking nations.

How dare you! We are the bst spelers in the world, and thatz a fact. Wink

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Inorite, init.

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hank wrote:
Wow, and you found this thread on your first visit to BLF!

What kind of luck is that?

You’ve been busy today:

Quote:
https://safeweb.norton.com/reviews/289823

I look forward to finding more …


LOL. That’s hilarious. “I know I just joined this forum yesterday but I am here to say that Gearbest is a completely honest and trustworthy company and I buy from them every day. Best service I’ve ever had.” Nah, that’s not suspicious. Big Smile Seriously… Why does anyone buy from them??? How many times do they have to slap us in the face while we just shout “Thank you sir may I have another!”. Have a great day all! 0:)
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Ejected Filament wrote:
I went by the test on the Nitecore site as I read it so thats why I asked. I directly contacted Nitecore earlier than the thread for clarification but got no response. My sliders are likely not magnetic, havent pulled it down to test properly but my magnet appears not to stick. The positive end is not, the negative end is definitely magnetic.

DanielM wrote:
John_S_1 wrote:
Hello Halo…it may be hard to believe but Gearbest does have some HAPPY Customers so NO rule’s are broken. Wink

So you’re from London and you don’t even know how to spell corectly in English?
Seems legit, nice try shill.

The English in general are no better at English than most from English speaking nations.

Hope we’re not feeling a bit sore over the ashes Smile

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Fake convoy flashlight installed with fake samsung battery that charged by fake nitecore charger
So much win :bigsmile:

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Hope we’re not feeling a bit sore over the ashes Smile

Not even a lot. Big Smile
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mongoose wrote:

Hope we’re not feeling a bit sore over the ashes Smile

Not even a lot. Big Smile

Aaaand I got myself a new sig. Thanks :bigsmile:

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mongoose wrote:

Hope we’re not feeling a bit sore over the ashes Smile

Not even a lot. Big Smile

Ha Ha, thats me stumped!

homer

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Great Site
I have not encountered any problems
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trustpilot.com/review/gearbest.com
Rating: 8.5/10 – ‎1,843 reviews … John_S_1 … I just start shopping on gearbest.com and I got to say this is the best …

bagbagokok.com – ReplicaReviews.com
gearbest.com. 5.0. John_S_1. “I have used Gearbest a few times now and I…”

Maybe you’re real — if so, just a thought.
You seem quite overenthusiastic, having just started buying from Gearbest and giving them five-star ratings.

Take a little time, read some of the other posts about the company, and buy for a while.
You just might change your mind.

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I received e-mail from Gearbest asking whether I would like, after I posted review on their site for one of items I bought, to write positive reviews about their stores.
I would be receiving wonderful gift if I did, they would send me links to review sites where I should write them.

Perhaps this is the same case.

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Yeah, I got that email, August 10th, and ignored it.
I think this is payment for advertising: “we will provide you the websites URL links …. After this,we will offer you a big gift right away”

You’d think nowadays they’d use bots rather than involving their customers. Well, whatever works, right?

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We have noticed your nice review about Gearbest.com. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed a positive shopping experience with us.

So,we want personally invite you to kindly post review on our related comments websites. Sharing your valuable experience is so important for us and also helps other customers make a better choice.

It’s very easy, just write a very short positive review about our website. That’s it!

If you are willing to share your good valuable experience, we will provide you the websites URL links to do so.

After this,we will offer you a big gift right away to show how much it means to us! Thank you again.

You are a valued customer, and we are committed to providing you with the best service possible.

Please let us know if you need any help about your order, we would be happy to assist you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you very much for your help!

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hank wrote:
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Norton: 5
gearbest.com
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Great Site
I have not encountered any problems
John_S_1
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trustpilot.com/review/gearbest.com
Rating: 8.5/10 – ‎1,843 reviews … John_S_1 … I just start shopping on gearbest.com and I got to say this is the best …

bagbagokok.com – ReplicaReviews.com
gearbest.com. 5.0. John_S_1. “I have used Gearbest a few times now and I…”

Maybe you’re real — if so, just a thought.
You seem quite overenthusiastic, having just started buying from Gearbest and giving them five-star ratings.

Take a little time, read some of the other posts about the company, and buy for a while.
You just might change your mind.

Yep I am real if you’re gonna be my stalker please copy n paste my reviews that trustpilot review was the one b4 mine.
I have been shopping online for years now I buy from who gives the best deal and the dealings I have had with Gearbest are very positive.
I have taken my time and read some of the reviews here and I have noticed that most of the negative reviews are from some people who think they are buying from Macy’s with cheap prices not at a bargain basement site.They have very unrealistic expectations and abuse the Customer Service and PayPal. Too many people want something for nothing and we will all end up paying more.They are quick to blame Gearbest when it is the Shipper’s Fault.They don’t want to pay extra for an upgrade or insurance So it is their own fault when things go wrong ffs here are some I have read —-someone moaning about they won’t accept their order because they have abused cs then moan about the loyalty points they are going to loose—-One actually crying because he has waited 5 days for delivery——one about low quality cells idiot was only charging them @4.2v for a 4.35v cell——another about fake awc cell’s they even went and told awc (hoping for some free stuff) The list goes on and on. Yes things DO go wrong but there is NO NEED to act like they do being miles away and hiding behind a screen.