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I saw this selling on eBay, I'm assuming it is fake. How worried should I be about ending up with something like this?

 
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from your blurry pic, how can we even see its a fake?
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Ebay offers a returns policy for fake items. Or "falsely advertised products" is how i believe they put it. So even if you did by this '12 megapixel wide angled Symbian^ 3 OS phone' (according to the photo) then you will be able to make a claim and get a refund.

I would suggest you check the sellers feed back before ordering from them, double check what other products that they are selling and look at there seller rating. Anything below 90% i would stray away from. I usually don't go below 95%, some aren't 100% because you get some very petty people on ebay.

Are you definitely sure you want this phone? If so i'd recommend buying from a website where most people here have got theres so you know it's legit. Or at least posting a thread in the Buy section of the forum
 

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Qt 4.6.2, Java, Flash Lite... yes, this is definitely a fake!
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Are you the same guy that just posted in the availability thread about magenta 64GB?
Add that to your alarm bells that it's a dubious sales offer....
 

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Are you the same guy that just posted in the availability thread about magenta 64GB?
Add that to your alarm bells that it's a dubious sales offer....
The N9 I was referring to in the other thread was for another magenta N9 64gb eBay auction.
 
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Well there's no such thing as a Magenta N9 64GB, I can promise you that.
64GB has only ever come in Black & White, and that's what they've said officially on several occasions.
Unless it's some special edition, retro-fitted Chinese version, which I'd be very skeptical about.
 

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Here's how the N9 Fakes look:


CAUTION:

The 'actual' Nokia-N9 DOESN'T COME with 'SD card slots', it is not 'dual-SIM' and there is no 32Gb model [most fakes claim to have a 16 & 32Gb model].

The 'original' N9 only has 2 slim trap doors on the top, one for the SIM card & the other for the USB port. While the fakes have 2 elongated-stout-revolving trap doors.

FYI, the trap doors of the fakes r tad stronger/robust than the original [beat that!]. Besides, the fakes come with 7 OS [yeah, iOS, Andy, WP-7, MeeGo etc. all r covered] and their hottest selling color is 'green' and 'white'!

a) Pls see an article on N9 fakes here:
http://micgadget.com/16053/wow-the-n...ual-sim-slots/
b) Here's a video of the N9 fake as well:
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/4323...g-systems-fake
c) This is the 'White' fake:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oPgzs3yvZk

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Here is a 64gb Magenta example on eBay. Uses a stock photo and is very coy in the description.
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Here are some extracts from that blurry photo (unreadable words were skipped ). Also any fake N9 specs are shown in bold apart from the ones already previously mentioned:
The Nokia N9. The Nokia N9 is a power combination of
internet, video, photos, music, maps with Symbian^3
operating system. With a large capacitative touch screen
supporting pinch to zoom, social networking integration, a Carl
Zeiss 12 megapixel camera with wide-angle lens and Xenon
flash, shooting 720p HD video, on demand Web TV, HDMI
connectivity and USB OTG, you can create discover and share
a world of creativity. Additionally, for the software developers,
the device includes Qt 4.6.2, Java MIDP2.1 and Flash Lite 4.0

What's in the box? Nokia
Battery/Charger/USB Cable/
WH-500 Stereo Headset/
Comes with Music Voucher
You can also see there is that notable Symbian logo along with the Java logo in that blurry photo.
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