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Crumpler 7MDH on Ebay.. fake?

 
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Nov 14, 2011 11:39 |  #1

Is it just me or is this deal too good to be real?

http://www.ebay.com …2312fd79db#ht_3​901wt_1163 (external link)

$85 for a 7MDH. I've seen these go for $140+ everywhere else :confused:

or this one for ~$80: http://www.ebay.com …3f0eea49b8#ht_4​031wt_1396 (external link)


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Nov 14, 2011 13:25 |  #2

Yes. Location of the seller is a dead giveaway. There was a thread in this forum where a member bought a Crumpler bag on eBay and it was fake. Seller was overseas.

How do I spot a fake Crumpler?
If you’ve handled a Crumpler, you’ll know when you’re dealing with the real thing. Otherwise, remember these two words – quality and workmanship. Fakes skimp on the first, and cut corners on the second. So while genuine Crumplers look and feel like they’ll outlast our legendary warranty, phonies will likely carry one or more tell tale signs:

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It will look like a Crumpler but the quality will not be the same. If you want a legit Crumpler, you'll have to purchase from an authorized seller. Don't know where in NY you are, but if you're in NYC, they have a store in SoHo.

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Nov 14, 2011 14:07 |  #3

Overseas does not mean fake. It is perfectly possible to buy legit items from places like HK and thailand etc...

What does usually indicate fake, is very low price compared to other stores, and a lot of the item. This is the case anywhere in the world. The fact that the item is located in HK does however reinforce this impression.

An easier way of telling this item is fake are the colours. They don't match the standard crumpler colours.


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Nov 14, 2011 14:40 |  #4

Ahhh ok, I'll prob just grab one off Amazon :p


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Nov 14, 2011 17:16 |  #5

I ordered one I will let you guys know when it comes in.




  
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Nov 14, 2011 19:21 |  #6

yeah, I'd be skeptical for other reasons as mentioned above but hong kong doesn't mean fake... you just have to be darn sure of the seller and everything for it to be worth trying. Hong Kong is often just a little lower due to low overhead on the sales


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Nov 15, 2011 06:51 |  #7

These are a bit small for 7mdh's


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Nov 15, 2011 11:26 |  #8

I thought that too. It looks more like a 6MDH but either way i need a new bag.




  
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Nov 16, 2011 14:23 |  #9

The colors aren't right. The brown crumpler has a blue interior. It's probably a decent knock off...but its most certainly a knock off.


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Nov 16, 2011 22:54 |  #10

so is it safe to assume that all of the cheap crumplers on ebay are fakes? I'm looking at 6MDH's, and it seems like they all are half the price on Amazon. Also all look like they're coming from various locations in Asia.


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Nov 17, 2011 02:22 |  #11

drocpsu wrote in post #13411319 (external link)
so is it safe to assume that all of the cheap crumplers on ebay are fakes?

Yes


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Nov 21, 2011 16:50 |  #12

I believe the one i received from that auction is real it is very nice. Very thick carhartt material, stitching is even and very well done. All the logos seem to be in the proper place and even came with the little tag attached to it stating the address of their locations. I don't believe every good deal on ebay is fake but i am sure there are many that are. Maybe I am a lucky one. Either way the auction was closed the day after I bought it.




  
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Nov 21, 2011 22:08 |  #13

hmotorsol wrote in post #13432261 (external link)
I believe the one i received from that auction is real it is very nice. Very thick carhartt material, stitching is even and very well done. All the logos seem to be in the proper place and even came with the little tag attached to it stating the address of their locations. I don't believe every good deal on ebay is fake but i am sure there are many that are. Maybe I am a lucky one. Either way the auction was closed the day after I bought it.

How safe are you going to feel with a few thousand dollars of camera gear in that bag testing out the $0.20 plastic buckles etc. Crumpler build to a quality standard. They have a reputation - fakes only7 worry about look and price. If you are willing to take your chances with genuine looking fakes then you might want to add some padding to the bottom in case it falls to the ground. Dont let the tags fool you. Fakes can have some impressive tags too.

True you could have a genuine article but if the auction was closed there may be a good reason for it.


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Nov 22, 2011 02:47 |  #14

Justaddwata wrote in post #13433660 (external link)
How safe are you going to feel with a few thousand dollars of camera gear in that bag testing out the $0.20 plastic buckles etc.

How much do you really think Crumpler pays for their plastic buckles? ;)


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Nov 22, 2011 07:45 |  #15

hmotorsol wrote in post #13432261 (external link)
I believe the one i received from that auction is real it is very nice. Very thick carhartt material, stitching is even and very well done. All the logos seem to be in the proper place and even came with the little tag attached to it stating the address of their locations. I don't believe every good deal on ebay is fake but i am sure there are many that are. Maybe I am a lucky one. Either way the auction was closed the day after I bought it.

Does the back of the buckle have numbers/letters?


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