[Warning] more Fake LG-HG2's arrive on the market

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[Warning] more Fake LG-HG2's arrive on the market

Reddit story of more HG2’s arriving on the market. Different from the last HG2 fakes, these are much worse.

The fakes in this story are coming from Amazon. Several posters, after reading this, posted they had fakes from Amazon as well. One employee at a Vape shop checked a batch of 2000 HG2’s they had just received from a distributor in China. All fakes.

Edited by: RobertB on 09/18/2016 - 02:53
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fulfilled by amazon.
so the comingled inventory bites them yet again.
hopefully they track who shipped them these so they can go after them.

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Thanks for the warning I just ordered 4 from AliExpress.

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Wow that sucks for the vape shop 2000 fakes. Maybe if they used paylal they can get a refund. I’ve noticed a lot of bulk sales on Ali try to get you to pay with wu/mg. I’ve bought 4 hg2 , 2 fr imr batteries. And 2 from GB. All 4 took 3000mah and seem legit from battery universities article on the fakes.

I’ve steered away from them, I believe that imr batteries has legit stock/source of them. But the cost of them is ridiculous compared to a 30q which can handle the same 20amps. And not faked nearly as much.

Lg also tricks you with the hg2, to get the 3000mah rating they discharge down to 2.0 look at their data sheet for it. Most lights go down to 2.8 and are almost useless at that point. Just my opinion the 30q is a much better buy.

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Thank you RobertB

This problem needs to be seriously addressed!

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Oh, they’ll get around to us eventually.
After they take care of the big markets
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/business/media/disney-china-trademark....

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The person with the 2000 fakes posted that their distributor has promised to take care of the issue and get them replacement cells from a different source.

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Ya I read that I posted before I read the article, was going on the above comment. Its in that suppliers best interest to make it right from all the money that’s spent with them. A 2,000 battery purchase isn’t cheap. And I’m sure they’ve made those size orders for many years. But it seems they are making many 10s of thousands of fakes maybe even 100s as this isn’t a new issue. A couple months after their release they popped up. The good fakes were he2 and he4s at least a 20 amp cell. Not cool but at least your vap didn’t risk blowing up in your face from it.
I’ve just steered clear nothing I have a Samsung 30q can’t handle. The ones I have are good batteries. But I don’t see a difference in performance with the hg2 or 30q. And 30q is cheaper. They can now be had for about 4.50/battery. Same for ga cells. Got 8 for $33

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