Counterfeit Rodes mics on market?

9 months 2 weeks ago #623276 by Jill Pomeroy
I was shopping around for Canon M50 and was on B&H site and saw this deal:  www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1393464-R...rorless_digital.html

So I started looking around and ended up over at Rodes website and was greeted with this huge red banner on top of their site.  To me, this spells trouble and suggest there might be counterfeit products on the market?  

More reasons to buy from their authorized dealers.  But just has me wondering if there are counterfeit Rodes products floating around out there?  




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9 months 2 weeks ago - 9 months 2 weeks ago #623286 by Troponin
 Quite a few high-end electronics are counterfeited.  You don’t have to go any farther than Amazon to find name brand headphones that are relabeled, most commonly, Jaybird.  You should always try to go through the company directly or a very reputable company.  

 The problem with places like Amazon and eBay is that it’s actually a marketplace and they have less and less control as the companies grow larger. Even large numbers of devices in Amazons own warehouse have been found to be counterfeit. 

B&H is a solid company and if you end up with a counterfeit, I can’t imagine they wouldn’t rectify it. Adorama should also be a pretty safe bet.

PayPal used to be the answer to these problems, but I have heard they are having more and more problems as well. 


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9 months 2 weeks ago #623307 by Otto F
Speaking of counterfeit, what ever happened to the SanDisk problem from a couple years ago?  Is that still a issue?  


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9 months 2 weeks ago #623312 by garyrhook

Otto F wrote: Speaking of counterfeit, what ever happened to the SanDisk problem from a couple years ago?  Is that still a issue?  


Not that I'm aware of, but one should still be diligent when making a purchase of goods known to be problematic. There are always creeps out there.


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9 months 1 week ago #623749 by Chris Curran

garyrhook wrote:

Otto F wrote: Speaking of counterfeit, what ever happened to the SanDisk problem from a couple years ago?  Is that still a issue?  


Not that I'm aware of, but one should still be diligent when making a purchase of goods known to be problematic. There are always creeps out there.



OMG, Understatement!  


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9 months 1 week ago #623813 by Garbo
Rodes makes a good mic, just buy it from B&H

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