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Mooch's fake Samsung 25r alert

Discussion in 'Product Recalls and General Safety Notices' started by yappycat, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. FΛDED

    FΛDED Postman

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    Quick question to my UK friends, do cloned batteries make their way there also? They pop up in the US, rarely, we could possibly sue the seller, so most will always try to do right for their customers. I've never been had, cloned or rewraps, luckily, but was just wondering about you guys if they pop up there.
     
  2. SirLugg

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    They do, as ultimately it's all down to the agents in Asia as to what exactly gets shipped over to the vendors in the uk, same as the USA.
    But the vendors who pay particular attention and batch test/inspect the cells will notice long before the general public get their hands on them.
    It's only usually eBay and the lesser regarded retailers where we run any amount of risk of actually ending up with fake cells.
     
  3. FΛDED

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    The thing about batteries, never go on Ebay, lol. Penny pinching to save a dime could backfire like you've mentioned. Always buy from a reputable dealer, always. I still purchase batteries at the same vendor since 2012 and haven't had the need to go elsewhere, even when I might save a buck or two. Legit batteries are extremely important for me because I like danger builds; I know my VTC5's and 25R's very well, experienced mechanical user for some years, fast ramp up, short pulse, thick milky flavorful hot vapes. If I used fakes, not sure they would handle the amp load well and not wanting to try it either. Anyways, thanks for explaining, good to hear that China doesn't always f_ck the US, they like the UK too!

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  4. Maniac

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    I only buy batteries from local dealers. In that way i can see the voltage drop and return them. I've tried 18650 batteries from laptop and i tend to believe clones will have these two(they cannot hold big wattages and start sliding down in minutes. I guess, it's ok with MTL vape). It's my goto plan. It's not that big price difference. Then again, if i bought a clone and i've barely seen a voltage drop, that can be a good clone, especially for me, regulated boxmod user.
     

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