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How can I spot a fake deathadder chroma from an original one?

Discussion in 'Razer Gear' started by TitoOP, Sep 10, 2016.

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  1. TitoOP

    TitoOP New Member

    I'm planning to buy a deathadder chroma (sealed) from a guy that I don't know, Does anyone know how I could spot if its fake or not? I will meet him and see the box myself so does anyone know any differences between a fake deathadder chroma and the original one?
  2. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    The easiest way to make sure you aren't getting a fake is only to buy from licensed sellers. Other than that I don't know man, you are taking a gamble.
  3. TitoOP

    TitoOP New Member

    its my only choice really, I live in egypt, if I even thik about ordering it from amazon that would be like an extra $30
  4. Silas18301

    Silas18301 Active Member

    Well, if he's offering it for 20$ it's probably fake. But other than that, if you've never held a real death adder you probably couldn't tell.
  5. qyuburt

    qyuburt Active Member

    Well if it is that expensive in Egypt to get a real one, where do you think he got his, that he is willing to part with it at such a low price?
  6. KappaSh0t

    KappaSh0t Member

    Buy it from a licensed retailer and check the S/N with Razer support
  7. forevercrl

    forevercrl Active Member

  8. TitoOP

    TitoOP New Member

    no its for 870egp, which is around the same price
  9. forevercrl

    forevercrl Active Member

    Some sellers sell the counterfeit products with the same or higher price. The easiest way is check the serial number to avoid get a fake product.
  10. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Hi TitoOP, welcome to Insider! I personally have never seen a fake DeathAdder Chroma yet so I'd be interested in knowing if you run into one. If the mouse works perfectly with Syanpse, the serial number registers correctly, and the internals look legit, then it's probably real.

    You can find out more about counterfeit items in my thread (link in signature).
  11. Clickophobia

    Clickophobia Member

    Best way to know if it's fake or not is to connect it to a laptop with synapse to see if the laptop will pick it up. Counterfeits usually don't put the effort to have the mouse programmed for that.

    Another thing is to look at the connector if it's gold plated as some counterfeit mice only have normal ones.
  12. couchstyle

    couchstyle Active Member

    Check the build quality. While it's true that if you've never held one, it might be difficult to distinguish them apart. But From my experience, knockoffs are usually a lot cheaper made, and don't feel as high quality.

    The weight, lights, clicks and textured plastic are usually pretty good tell tale signs. But truth be told, fakes are getting better these days. The best way to avoid them is just to pay an extra $20, or find deals at stores that you know are legitimate.

    If someone is selling a product for 1/4 the retail, it's probably fake or stolen.
  13. Watermerloon

    Watermerloon Member

    i would recommend buying it from a licensed seller
  14. PrideHeart

    PrideHeart Active Member

    If the offer sounds too good, then it's probably not real.
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