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    Question Fakes along the Surefire 30th anniversary edition?

    Hi there,I just bought 4x collector sets of the 30th anniversary and wonder, if someone ever got a fake.I found another source discussing the authentic of the 25th edition (which more likely was a fake).I will open up one of them. But I want to be sure, that the rest is genuine too without opening. Best regards, Julian
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    Default Re: Fakes along the Surefire 30th anniversary edition?

    Havenít ever seen fakes but I have seen and had faulty merchandise and out of spec out of the box. What makes you think they could be fake?
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    Default Re: Fakes along the Surefire 30th anniversary edition?

    The one thread regarding the 25th anniversary threw me off a bit.
    I will only open up one of them for personal use. The rest will remain closed to prevent value drop.
    Or isn't it too bad?
    I mean, if anything is wrong with the merchandise, Surefire has to deal with it.

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    Default Re: Fakes along the Surefire 30th anniversary edition?

    Maybe contact Surefire and ask, sending serial numbers and pictures?

    Iíve seen a topic where someone from here bought one and it looked different from the official pictures.
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    Default Re: Fakes along the Surefire 30th anniversary edition?

    That's the problem. If I unseal the pack it could cause loss in value. The serial number is on the inside.
    Slight differences are ok, if the whole package is genuine.
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    Default Re: Fakes along the Surefire 30th anniversary edition?

    Quote Originally Posted by illuminate View Post
    Hi there, I just bought 4x collector sets of the 30th anniversary and wonder, if someone ever got a fake. I found another source discussing the authentic of the 25th edition (which more likely was a fake) . I will open up one of them. But I want to be sure, that the rest is genuine too without opening. Best regards, Julian
    There have been quite a few threads on CPF discussing inauthentic "SureFire" products, which should be easily located with a search (once the forum is back to working smoothly)

    Unless you purchased directly from an authorized dealer / distributor, or direct from the manufacturer (SureFire) itself, there really is no way to be certain of authenticity. And, of course, the fact that it happens to be "sealed new in box" is obviously no guarantee of anything

    I do not recall specifically seeing any reported issues with the E1B 30th Anniversary Backup, which means little, really. The anodizing finish on that particular item is quite specific, detailed, and (on the real version) of extremely high quality. I would guess that the additional effort and expense involved might make this less attractive to copy, as well as the need for it to match the pen and the plaque on the custom box, but realistically probably still only represents a relatively minor barrier.

    Quote Originally Posted by illuminate View Post
    The one thread regarding the 25th anniversary threw me off a bit.
    I will only open up one of them for personal use. The rest will remain closed to prevent value drop.
    Or isn't it too bad?
    In terms of "collectibility" these E1B 30th Anniversary versions are very nice, but in terms of value, that has dropped quite a bit already. It was a limited run, but not truly rare, unlike some of the very highly sought-after SF collectibles. And with its non-modular design (ie, no dropin or similar) the emitter is already outdated.

    Quote Originally Posted by illuminate View Post
    I mean, if anything is wrong with the merchandise, Surefire has to deal with it....
    Not if it is not authentic, they don't.
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    Default Re: Fakes along the Surefire 30th anniversary edition?

    I m on my phone and am not having problems with the site but Greta put a notice out that the site was being bombarded.

    Regarding the Surefireís it depends on what you are selling them for. New in box to me doesnít necessarily mean they have to be sealed. If you state to the buyers that you opened to take the photo shouldnít be a problem.

    Regarding the fake issue I have no idea but Iíve never seen any as mentioned before. On the other hand i bought a ewp 01 once from a set, paid a pretty good price for it and the threads were out of spec and not tight. Surefire fixed it by installing a rubber sleeve instead of a new barrel. Sold the pen at a loss and never bought another.
    So if I were in this situation I d weigh up how much I had invested vs how much I m likely to get and decide whatís the best thing to do. I personally would now want a pen thatís been opened and checked and know that there arenít any issues and I d give a fair price easier than if it were a sealed box.

    In saying that, I donít collect things anymore I use them.
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