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Fake Pinnacle Pro DLX

Discussion in 'Counterfeit Vaporizers' started by Caudx, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Caudx

    Caudx Member

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    Hi - Anyone got any advice on how to tell the difference between the authentic Pinacle Pro and the now available Chinese fakes - Where would you start to look????

    Cheers......
     
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  2. clouded vision

    clouded vision Well-Known Member

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    Buy it from an authorized dealer. Chances are if the price is too good to be true then it is probably a fake, also don't buy used unless the seller can show documented proof that they bought from an authorized seller and you trust them (who can you really trust on the internet though, I could buy a real one to keep for myself and a bunch of fakes and just show people the real receipt when asked for it)
     
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  3. rhystess

    rhystess New Member

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    Hi the best way to tell the fake pnp, is first the button on the fake is level with the plastic surrounding it. The original's button is slightly pushed in with a raised plastic edge.
    Another is the seam of the plastic meets in the middle of the front on the fake, as in if ur looking at it front on you'll see a line going down the middle ,where the plastic must clip into place. The original has 2 seams on the front edges not going thru the middle. The last thing I noticed was the bullets were smaller. & the charger was slightly diff. If your unsure send me close up pics & ill do my best to help.
    th
     
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  4. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    Stay away from Alibabas website, I see a lot of fake vaporizers there. The Pinnacle Pro and I've seen the fake Ascent. These are garbage people and probably toxic. They'll take your money and you'll be left with junk. Go with a well known vendor.
     
  5. Caudx

    Caudx Member

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    Hey thanks for the info - I ended up sticking with my Solo as the Pinacle Pro deals were too dodgy when I was looking and i didn't know how to spot the fakes. The Solo with the water diffuser attached is hard to beat......
     
  6. TherealVaporblunt

    TherealVaporblunt Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Beware of fake units!

    I just received a batch of returns that had 10 % fake units in it. We have identified 3 different fake pinnacles to date. If you purchase a fake unit you will obviously not be able to warranty with me. There are multiple customers who today will receive an email from us informing them that their unit is fake..... Please don't let this happen to you.

    * be careful purchasing pre owned units, as they may be fake.


    * check out website for a list of authorized Vaporblunt vendors

    * I have yet to see a fake in our packaging. Even the slightest difference in packaging should be a concern for you, as the pn has only ever had 1 box and we have never changed it .
     
  7. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Is this the only way a buyer could detect a fake Pinnacle Pro? I assume the fakes are PnPs and not original Pinnacles.
     
  8. Grim Chiclets

    Grim Chiclets Well-Known Member

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    There's a few ways, the easiest being the texture of the casing, and the location of the seam where it was welded together
    The plastic is as different as this on the ones I've seen-
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    And the real PnP has 2 seams on the front running lengthwise down it on either side of the faceplate, whereas the fakes have 1 running down the middle- both have a seam down the back.
     

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