Bought a cable off ebay, ebay seller says he's authorized apple dealer?

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  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    I told him I think the cable is fake (It looks IDENTICAL except for a lighter marking on the USB label) and he said

    "We have bought 100,000 units directly from apple. We are an authorized apple distributor. Maybe you brought a different cord you had by mistake, but if you are unhappy you may return the item for a refund "

    Could that actually happen?
     
  2. uchosen macrumors 6502

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    If you think its fake, get a refund, which the seller is offering. Done.
     
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    There are no authorized eBay Apple sellers. You probably did get a fake and take it as a life lesson. People lie, especially when they're trying to sell you something on the internet.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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  5. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    If you go on Apple's website there is a list of authorized dealers. There are dealers that are authorize to sell Apple products but they sell them through their online stores.
     
  6. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No life lesson itsit'not new idea
     
  7. bnahms123 macrumors newbie

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    it has to be real if he said so. i believe everything i read on the internet. plus, who would say something they don't really mean??!

    if it isn't the exact same price apple is selling it for, its fake. it will kink on you quicker than OEM and it also has a chance at transmitting too much/little power to your phone. quick way to check: somewhere on the cable should have "designed in california" but its 100% fake if I'm to take a guess
     
  8. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    How much did you pay, and what was the packaging like? Those are your clues. If in doubt return it.
     
  9. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    What?
     
  10. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not some kind of life lesson
     
  11. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Oh. I guess you can look at it that way. I like to take anytime I mess up as a life lesson.
     
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  13. malevolant macrumors 6502

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    1. Go to https://www.apple.com/buy/
    2. Search for your distrubutor
    3. Can't find it? They aren't authorized.

    Now, non-authorized dealers can happen to see authentic products, but most will just tell you they are authorized just so you buy stuff from them.
     

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