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Fake Pax Vaporizers. Bootlegs?

Discussion in 'Counterfeit Vaporizers' started by mrweed, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. CentiZen

    CentiZen Evil Genius in Training Accessory Maker

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    http://www.ploom.com/news/ploomlegal/

    Looks like Ploom has started legal action against one of the companies involved in distributing these units. I wonder if they will go after the others or are just trying to make a statement about the name.
  2. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Somewhere on FC there is a link to a story about a Ploom legal action resulting in the destruction of a lot of fake Pax devices and the closing down of the manufacturer. I think that this happened because they were making counterfeits (i.e. branded with Ploom trademarks) rather than knock-offs (the Floom Pox).
  3. MileHi

    MileHi Member

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    Here are a few quick pics.

    The Ploom is on the left. The [counterfeit] is on the right:
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    Close up of the "X" on the Ploom:
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    Close up of the "X" on the [counterfeit]:
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    The Ploom is on the left. The [counterfeit] is on the right:
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    Back screw and printing on Ploom:
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    Back screw and printing on [counterfeit]:
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    mod note: Edited to remove counterfeiter's company name
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  4. dantesinferno

    dantesinferno New Member

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  5. oli

    oli Well-Known Member

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    Just came across this new vaporizer called Vaporizer-x who looks strangely similar to the pax????

    http://i.imgur.com/scixjXi.png

    Modnote: Link replaced with screenshot.
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  6. mrweed

    mrweed vaporizer review blogger

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    I've seen another counterfeit lately, that had a ring instead of the x in the middle.^^
  7. whatavape

    whatavape New Member

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    I recently bought one that I've confirmed with Ploom is indeed fake. Here's what I've collected:

    - the charger is 5v, real Pax is 9v
    - heat level lights are green/blue, purple, red; real Pax is yellow, orange, red
    - the oven door has pink glue substance on the side, real Pax doesn't
    - front of box is blurry
    - alcohol wipes say "plaom" instead of ploom
    - the inside of the box matches perfectly, even the cardboard backing
    - the indicator is purple while charging
    - Shake to test battery is iffy
    - no party mode
    - the instruction booklet looks official, but mentions a 1 year warranty instead of ten, presumably from the factory that actually produced it
    - the fake even features a serial number beginning with "PX" which ploom says is from a line they know to be fake. All real pax will start with A or B
    - the instruction booklet references the heating colors that the fake has, even though they don't match the official pax, so this page of the manual is different
    - the finish on the case is a brushed finish. Not typical smooth pax


    I will update later today with photos -- I have some more communication with ploom I can add.

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