Did I get a fake Hugsby Xp-1 ?

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Did I get a fake Hugsby Xp-1 ?

I just received this flashlight from ebay, because I heard it is so great.
But what I received :
1/ does not exactly look like the lights I saw on the net before ordering. In particular, the clip is different
2/ not a proof that it is fake, but it does feel really cheap in my hands :/ I don’t know what a real Hugsby feels like, but mine is veeery light and…well does not seem sturdy at all. One million miles away from my Tank007 for example.

Here is what it looks like :

So, what do you think ?

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There is no picture, at least for me.

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Dunno why pictures do not show, another attempt:

(size fixed, thx for the tip)

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errrr….sorry about the size Shocked

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Set the relative width to 100% Smile

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I made the same mistake and bought one of ebay and got the fake with the shiny button and straight clip. Buy the real one here.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/CREE-XPE-R3-LED-Flashlight-Hot-Sale-High-Power-led-torch-Portable-Outdoor-Camping-Tent-Mini/2040659740.html

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Here is the seller’s picture :

Also ,the paint on mine is more shiny, not matte like on the picture.

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It doesnt look real to me. I have a differet clip

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Now you said it, I noticed it ! The button is shiny on mine too Sad

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Ok , so apparently I got scre….d.

FYI the seller’s ID is : lulufang1988
And the item : http://www.ebay.com/itm/281754622667?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPage...

I guess all I have left to do is open a Paypal dispute….

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Thanks for your help, I have written to the seller, I’ll let you know about his answer.

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The real deal, from Tomtop shop

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@Jubeldum : Thanks, but I’m not a big fan of 2xAAAs. I prefer 2xAAs.

@Ormbett : yes, that is what mine was supposed to look like, on the ebay page :/

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Well, the seller has refunded me. He did not seem surprised when I told him he was selling fakes. He didn’t deny either.
So now, let’s buy the real one ! Thanks for the aliexpress link above, but thet don’t take Paypal Sad So if anyone has a trusted seller who sells the genuine one on ebay, I’d love it please Smile

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That was definitely a fake. its to shiny (looks more like paint than a smooth satin Anodizing) and it looks “rough” compared to the real Hugsby’s i have.

That Canadian flashlight guy & Lantern Guru -Den / DBSARlight

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Tomtop on e-bay is where I ended up getting my real ones thanks to this site. The 2 fakes I received from a seller on Ali have terrible output compared to the real deal. One nice thing about the fakes is that the clip works perfect on the real ones for ball cap headlight duty!!!! Smile

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Does anyone know if this one is real?
http://m.tinydeal.com/en/product/CREE-XPE-R3-1-LED-Skid-proof-Mini-Pocke...

When I saw it a couple weeks ago I’m sure it had the hugsby logo on it. I’m guessing since the logo has been removed it’s likely a copy.

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Flashlight ordered at Tomtop’s shop on ebay. Thanks for your help guys Smile

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Apparently the fakes have a smooth reflector, not the textured orange peel reflector.

Based on the descriptions (reflector, switch and clip) I got a genuine Hugsby XP-1 from what appears to be TomTop on AE:

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/CREE-XPE-R3-LED-Flashlight-led-torch-Portable-Mini-Pocket-light-Skid-proof-abrasion-resistance-1/524623_2040660771.html

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mapache wrote:
Does anyone know if this one is real? http://m.tinydeal.com/en/product/CREE-XPE-R3-1-LED-Skid-proof-Mini-Pocke... When I saw it a couple weeks ago I'm sure it had the hugsby logo on it. I'm guessing since the logo has been removed it's likely a copy.

 

Never buy unbranded items from tinydeal, i bought their sipik style unbranded lights from them and all use fake leds.

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Thanks for the warning, I’ll buy from TomTop on ebay.

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Order received from Tomtop, it is a genuine hugsby. Thx again guys Smile

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I was not sure about mine too, but guess what? It accepts my Efest 10440 no problem….so…..

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it s good, i like them
thanks

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I made the mistake of ordering two Hugsby XP-1s and one Hugsby XP-2 from aliexpress.
I ordered the XP1’s from this seller: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Portable-Mini-Penlight-CREE-XPE-R3-LED-Fl...

I ordered a single XP2 from this seller: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hugsby-XP-2-CREE-XPE-R3-Mini-LED-Flashlig...

All 3 of the lights are fakes. Shiny anodizing, they feel really cheap, very low output, shiny rubber button on the back, and smooth reflector. Has any one had any luck getting their money back from AliExpress or am I screwed here? I wish I would have found this thread before I ordered.

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I didn’t have any luck getting a refund from a seller on Ali although I didn’t try very hard. Sent an e-mail telling them I wanted a refund for 2 fake XP1’s and got a great reply: “These are the new improved Hugsby XP1’s!!!!” Smile

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Isn’t supposed to be a button for that?

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TheBo wrote:
Isn’t supposed to be a button for that?

Yes there is an “open a dispute” button. I’ll do that today and supply pictures showing the fake “features” on the lights that I received. I’m not expecting a lot of cooperation out of AliExpress, I was hoping maybe they had a rep that posted here that could help me.

Lesson learned for me. I will check here first before buying from these shady Chinese sites. Thankfully it isn’t a lot of money but it’s still disappointing when I could have had a real Hugsby for just a few dollars more.

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Just wanted to follow up on this thread. I managed to get a refund on both the counterfeit XP1 and XP2. I then purchased another XP1 and XP2 from LiteTech on AliExpress. This seller was linked and recommended by a few members several posts above this one. The 2nd batch of Hugsby lights finally arrived from LiteTech and they are genuine. The anodizing and threads are high quality and the light output is what I expected. Just wanted to follow up and say thanks to the members that pointed me in the right direction.

I had a SingFire SF348 and lost it. The XP1 is a fantastic replacement for that light and I’m quite happy with the quality of the genuine Hugsby lights.

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