WARNINGS for "sharpseller2000" on E-Bay.
He sends out fake ELNA LAO 10000uF/80V capacitors.
On the picture in the advertisment he shows almost look-like-real ELNA LAO, but when you get it, it is a completely different capacitor!!
Marking on the fake is ELNA LA5 but color of the sleeve and print is not by ELNA standard.
After cutting of the insulation pad on the top, there is a deeply pressed cross on the aluminium can top. Not the ELNA sword like rupture engravings.
(You can also see the marker pen mark, where the new counterfeit sleeve negative should be)
Picture No 1 is what sharpseller shows in his advertisment
Picture No 2-4 iswhat you get when you buy it
Picture No 5, 6 and 8 is how ELNA LAO should look like.
Picture No 7 is a real ELNA LA5 capacitor in black sleeve with white printing
Price I paid for 10 pcs is USD80. I have had a long discussion with him, but he don't admit they are fakes. Just other Japanese ELNA LAO he says, because his supplier says so.
Even when the fakes he sent have LA5 printed in gold printing on them and have no ELNA can.
The last "offer" I got from him is a USD30 + postage USD32 in refund, if I return the fakes to him!! That means I would lose USD50 and have no capacitors at all!! And I dont belive at all, he will refund anythiong. Just try to stretch out the time so I will miss the opportunity to give him a negative.
refund will be just fine as i always do .
but my supplier is asking products return then i can get my money back. to be honest, i may not be as professional as you are, but i trust my supplier. will find out what is happening later.
before it .should i give you half refund $15 first? and after products return, then refund the another $15 half and the return postage as well.
hope we can solve the issue, don't worry about it.
I don"t trust him about anything, have now given him a negative feedback and dont expect any refund.
I also appriciate if other cheated DIY:ers here, share their experiances of other E-Bay sellers in this thread
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