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I Got tricked #13656082 03/14/19
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I have heard of counterfeit Leupold's but thought it would never happen to me.
I bought a Leupold on-line for a great deal (I thought), when I opened the box a few things stuck out to me. The power dial had the numbers on the front side of the ring instead of the back and went from 4.5 to 14 in the opposite direction of any of my other Leupold's. On the Gold ring inscription it looked pretty good except the lettering was white instead of black. when I took off the windage and elevation caps....no no no those are not Leupy dial's.
I have an identical scope (in theory) but the new one is 3/4" longer, the final straw was looking through it. the glass is green!!!!!!!!

I called Leupold and gave them the serial#, they said they have seen several counterfeit's with the same number, a number Leupold has never used.

I guess tomorrow we will see if it is a full refund or possible property damage.

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Was it an Ebay purchase?

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Yes it was, I have got a few great deals over the years there but I'm done with them now

Re: I Got tricked [Re: boatanchor] #13656274 03/14/19
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Sorry you got taken and hope you get a refund. Stick to known dealers of scopes (SWFA/Brownell's/et al) or members here on this forum and you won't go wrong. Leupold makes it easy with a list of authorized dealers:

https://www.leupold.com/locator


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Re: I Got tricked [Re: boatanchor] #13656711 03/14/19
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I hope you get your money back.

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The non-counterfeit ones not much better these days.


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Link to the ad? So we can tell you how bad it was... Or learn from it. smile


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Was a time when if you setup ebay to only display US sellers you were safe BUT now US based sellers are getting in it.


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Re: I Got tricked [Re: boatanchor] #13656952 03/15/19
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eBay will get your money back but you have to go to resolution page and open a case. If seller refuses to refund your money after messaging them after a few days etc... eBay will make a judgement on the case and every one of them I’ve had to open ruled in my favor and refunded my money. It’s just a hassle but better than losing your money.

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Don't forget to mention in your feedback that this guys scopes are fakes.

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Originally Posted by boatanchor
I have heard of counterfeit Leupold's but thought it would never happen to me.
I bought a Leupold on-line for a great deal (I thought), when I opened the box a few things stuck out to me. The power dial had the numbers on the front side of the ring instead of the back and went from 4.5 to 14 in the opposite direction of any of my other Leupold's. On the Gold ring inscription it looked pretty good except the lettering was white instead of black. when I took off the windage and elevation caps....no no no those are not Leupy dial's.
I have an identical scope (in theory) but the new one is 3/4" longer, the final straw was looking through it. the glass is green!!!!!!!!

I called Leupold and gave them the serial#, they said they have seen several counterfeit's with the same number, a number Leupold has never used.

I guess tomorrow we will see if it is a full refund or possible property damage.


Hope you get your money back. Be sure to leave negative feedback and explain why. This will help get rid of scammers via making other ebayers aware that they’re selling fakes! Good luck.

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Sorry about that, i always asking for the serial number so i can check, be it leupold, nf, vortex.

Re: I Got tricked [Re: boatanchor] #13657493 03/15/19
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Was this the Leupold 3xi that was supposed to be a smokin' black Friday deal that started a huge buying frensy hear on the forum?

Re: I Got tricked [Re: boatanchor] #13657514 03/15/19
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Just read an article in the local news rag about a guy that was importing these fake Leupolds and selling them on his website and on eBay. The postal inspectors and a bunch of different law enforcement agencies were involved. Sounded like he was looking at some jail time.

CulMar Outdoors was his business name.


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Re: I Got tricked [Re: LowerRiver] #13657524 03/15/19
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Do they track better than the real Leupolds?


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Re: I Got tricked [Re: dragonfly] #13657611 03/15/19
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Originally Posted by dragonfly
Was this the Leupold 3xi that was supposed to be a smokin' black Friday deal that started a huge buying frensy hear on the forum?


NO. As has been previously stated in several other threads, those deals were legit and from a long-time e-bayer with excellent feedback.


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Boatanchor: Sorry to hear of the scam you got taken up in - good luck getting your refund.
Sad that ANYONE would be debase enough to take advantage of good honest people like I know you are!
By the way there is a 25% chance I will be doing the Billings, Montana gunshow on the weekend of the 13th and 14th of April.
Again sorry, and good luck to ya.
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That known fraudulent fakers are "allowed" to operate on flea-bay tells me all I need to know, hope you get satisfactory recourse.

Re: I Got tricked [Re: cleanbarrel] #13657700 03/15/19
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Originally Posted by cleanbarrel
Don't forget to mention in your feedback that this guys scopes are fakes.

I think if your deal gets refunded you can't leave feedback, no?

It's total bullchit Ebay is allowing...


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Re: I Got tricked [Re: boatanchor] #13657744 03/15/19
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Sometimes those "good deals" wind up being really expensive... I quit Ebay several years ago....If you paid with Paypal, no friends and family, or a credit card you can get your money back. May be a pain in the rear end and take a few weeks but better than losing your money..


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