If possible I would like to see an easily accessible definitive list of warnings & methods to discern genuine vs fakes Pre/Post-sale -without access to the scratch codes- I have 2 nautilus tanks, both have problems, one is an obvious knock-off from e-bay, the other comes from a shop whom, I believe to be, are reputable sellers that introduced me to everything I know about vaping (they were conveniently located next to my discount tobacco store). I have $200.00 - $300.00 invested into batteries, tanks, juice etc. When I went to them with the problems of coils burning out in mere hours they were very helpful but for the most part I am on my own with the tank. I purchased a second tank via e-bay in my ignorance thinking I would simply replace what I believed to be a defective tank base. While attempting to verify that the latter was a fake, I find hints to the notion that my first may also be a fake even though the code checked out:
The Aspire product you bought with this security code (*****************) is original.
This security code has been checked 566 times on Aspire website, and be ware of imitations.
Fact is, I spent more on the Original, than I would have in ordering directly from the source, and "saved" only slightly in getting a knockoff from e-bay. I would like to see Accessible information, as if my first were to turn out to be a fake then I would honestly not know if I love or hate your product!!
In my opinion there needs to be some additions to the FAQ's maybe a few stickies.
- What are the Red flags of Fakes:[/*]
- Holographic Stickers should look like:[/*]
- Paper vs Plastic inserts explained here:[/*]
- So you've been screwed, follow these steps to save others:[/*]
- Getting your money back Suggestions, comments & related how to's "what woked for me" ie. -ebay:[/*]
- Consolation prize at the door, almost better than a swift kick in the rear...[/*]
I recognized my knockoff tank the moment I had it in hand via the knurling around the selecting ring. I am still not sure if the 2 included BVC's are Aspire or not, but everything else seems as legit as it gets stacked next to my verified tank. I think it would be helpful -at least for me and others like myself who do thorough research After
they have been fleeced to expediate comfort for their buyers remorse and start the healing process ;)
Please forgive me if any of these stickies already exist I have only been poking around here for a few hours and have removed some of my suggestions as I discovered their existence.