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  1. #1
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    I don't know if this is the correct place for this but or even if I am allowed to do so. I bought a Nikon MB-D80 battery pack at what I believed to be a good price from Best Accessories Store UK, --for the best accessories selection and service. Little did I know that it was a fake. I should have known really but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Before ordering I contacted them to make sure it was a genuine Nikon item and where it was coming from. They stated that they only sell genuine items and it was being posted from the Netherlands. I promptly ordered it and waited and waited. After contacting them again to find out where it was they said it would be with me next week. Guess what, no sign of it. I then started to get a little concerned and did more research on this website only to find that they DO sell fakes. I was also contacted by my bank (Barclays) to query the transaction as they know about a company called JNA MAOYI selling fake products. There is no mention of this name on the best-accessories site. I then wrote various emails to try and get my money back to no avail. The item did arrive eventually from China via the Netherlands and I compared it to a used one i had bought from a reputable ebay seller. It was obviously a fake and I couldn't get the two batteries in and close the door. Anyway, to cut a long story short, Barclays resolved the situation and immediately got my money back. I have had no reply to any emails from best-accessories.

    I hope this will be a warning to anyone wanting a 'bargain'.

    Thanks

    Brian


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    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Nikon SB-600 Speedlight



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    Re: Site to avoid

    Quote Originally Posted by meddyliol View Post
    I don't know if this is the correct place for this but or even if I am allowed to do so. I bought a Nikon MB-D80 battery pack at what I believed to be a good price from Best Accessories Store UK, --for the best accessories selection and service. Little did I know that it was a fake.
    The price should have been a huuuge red flag: Nikon OEM battery grips do not sell for 50. I would assume something closer to 250.

    Glad to hear you got your money back.
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  3. #3
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    Re: Site to avoid

    I totally agree about the red flag. I must have had a brain f**t or something. There's no fool like an old fool . The used one I bought cost me 33 and looks like new.
    Last edited by meddyliol; 12-30-2015 at 03:11 PM.
    Nikon D90 with MB-D80 battery pack, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Nikon SB-600 Speedlight

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    Re: Site to avoid

    Quote Originally Posted by meddyliol View Post
    I totally agree about the red flag. I must have had a brain f**t or something. There's no fool like an old fool . The used one I bought cost me 33 and looks like new.
    I think we've all been there... And scoring a legit grip for that price would certainly make up for everything else in MY mind!
    ~ Paul
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    Primary Kit :: D850, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2, Sigma 135mm f/1.8 Art, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art,
    Godox Flashes & Triggers, Manfrotto X055PROB, 3-Legged Thing Airhed II... All Stuffed into a Manfrotto Pro Backpack 50
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    Re: Site to avoid

    Like Paul said, it happens. The best part of this story is that it all worked out though, and that's not always the case.

  6. #6
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    Re: Site to avoid

    I wonder why they didn't ask for the fake one back? I know, because they new damn well it was fake. As you say, at least I got the money back. Once bitten twice shy.
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    Nikon D90 with MB-D80 battery pack, Nikon F75
    Hoya NDx400 filter plus UV filters for all lens
    AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm 1:4.5 -5.6
    Tamron SP AF 60mm f2 Di-II LD (IF)
    Nikon SB-600 Speedlight





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