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Fake Minelab X-terras Hit The Market From China

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Buyers Beware!

There are fake X-Terra's now hitting the market from China, no doubt they'll be flooding the market soon.  This particular one for sale has left the Minelab logo off the control box, but you can bet they have them with the original logo for sale too.  I hope the Equinox is not next now that they're standing to clone the lower end Minelab models rather than just the PI's.  I would now be careful buying any X-terra new or second hand that's not from a Minelab dealer or trusted seller. I hope Minelab can tell if existing detectors are genuine in an easy way like they do for their GPX/GPZ detectors.  Serial numbers are often not enough as if they work out the algorithm Minelab have used to create their serial numbers they can create fake numbers that match real numbers out in the marketplace or they just use known serial numbers on them...

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The same store has a another detector for sale, looks a lot like a Fisher to me which I haven't noticed as a clone before.

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Good post Simon but I have seen many fake X-Terras advertised for many years. This is just a new batch.

We notice this more because we are into detectors, but almost any popular product these days has a counterfeit option. I think Amazon was moving lots of counterfeit stuff via their third party “partners” but they have been trying to crack down on that. Those shopping the hardest for the very best deals no matter what are prey for these people. The better the deal, the more vigilant you have to be. Buyer beware!

If you ever buy from Alibaba you are supporting a company that supports counterfeiters. They will never see a dime from me even on legit product. Want a really great buy on a GPZ 7000?

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/WORLD-S-BEST-GOLD-DETECTOR-GPZ_50042064624.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.99.7c682442xRbcc9

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They counterfeit old Griswold cast iron pans.  If they can money on a product you can bet they will counterfeit it.  

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holy! I didn't know they'd done the GPZ either.  Shocking! So scary for second hand buyers.

 

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Friend of mine bought a fake GMT.............sticker was like made in USA/AMERICA.Slight problem with the  GB send to be look at came back top.........sold it to a guy in Canada .Noone complained..........forgot to mention inside the box was a leaflet,with a discount for a yearly treasure hunting magazine.

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, phrunt said:

The same store has a another detector for sale, looks a lot like a Fisher to me which I haven't noticed as a clone before.

Looks like a Teknetics Gamma -- part of the "Greek Series":  Omega, Gamma, Delta, Alpha.

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2 hours ago, Rivers rat said:

Friend of mine bought a fake GMT.............sticker was like made in USA/AMERICA.Slight problem with the  GB send to be look at came back top.........sold it to a guy in Canada .Noone complained..........forgot to mention inside the box was a leaflet,with a discount for a yearly treasure hunting magazine.

 

 

 

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I know of a kiwi guy that bought a fake GMT. He didn't know it at the time but it wasn't performing as he thought it should be. He ended up contacting White's in the US. They told him to send it over. Long sad story short. It was a fake. White's destroyed it. Kiwi guy ended up with no detector, pissed off at White's as White's didn't even send it back to him & took no further part in conversing. So one disgruntled Kiwi with White's. He paid the price for buying a deal that sounded too good to be true. Cant really blame White's. Sad though, as you can bet he will never touch a White's product again.:sad:

Good luck out there

JW :smile:

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There have been GPZ counterfiets for some time. The GPZ has been out for years and these guys are on it fast. You just do not see it as much because Minelab goes after them as fast as they pop up, but then another pops up. Whack a mole.

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LOL.  I was never keen on the legit Xterras.  The Chinese versions must reeeeaaally suck.

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Gotta feel pity for the poor people in Africa or some other third world where most these fakes probably end up.

 

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