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    Unhappy Did I just buy a fake nexus 7?

    I recently purchased this Nexus 7 2013 off Ebay to gift to someone as a present.
    It is brand new and still sealed in the box. I have a Nexus 7 of my own and i noticed that the one that I purchased off Ebay has a much thicker box.
    The length of the box is the same but it is just that it is much thicker. Here is a picture of the thickness of the ebay one
    Did I just buy a fake nexus 7?-nexus-7.jpg

    and another picture of my nexus 7 box which looks like every other nexus 7 out there (this is just a generic picture but is the same as my nexus 7)
    Did I just buy a fake nexus 7?-n7-2013-unboxing-1.jpg

    If you go on google images you can see that all the other boxes only seem to be as thick as the height of the label, while the one i got from ebay is much thicker than that.

    The label on both boxes are the same size so you can see the thickness of the nexus 7 box I got off ebay is much thicker.
    I don't want to open the box because i want to gift it as a present, and if there is no issue with it, then i don't want to open it.
    Does anyone know if this is a fake nexus 7? Or is it an old or new revision?
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    Default Re: Did I just buy a fake nexus 7?

    Was the price about the going rate of a new Nexus 7? Also, was the sellers feedback good?

    I wouldn't necessarily say it's a fake device based on retail packaging since that could change - for reasons that may not make sense to the average person like you and I. Check seller reviews and see what others have to say.

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    Default Re: Did I just buy a fake nexus 7?

    Got it for $200 AUD - which seems about right compare to other nexus 7 on ebay.
    The seller seemed good with 100% positive feedback for 250+ items. But he said he got a few of them for free from a supplier - so he might not know himself.
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    Personally I would never buy an item off eBay and gift it to someone without opening it. I would make sure I verified the contents before giving it away. Also, opening the box and verifying the contents doesn't it make it not new, and I bet the gift recipient would care less.


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    I know they change up the paper inserts and littles documents that come in the box from time to time during production runs, but a different size box like that is awfully strange. I would say it's possible that it is a fake. Can you return it?
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    Strange, but opening it up if indeed fake isn't going to void a fake warranty lol.. check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aokusman View Post
    Personally I would never buy an item off eBay and gift it to someone without opening it. I would make sure I verified the contents before giving it away. Also, opening the box and verifying the contents doesn't it make it not new, and I bet the gift recipient would care less.


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    Go one more step and charge it before wrapping. Everybody's happy then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parchping View Post
    Go one more step and charge it before wrapping.
    Oh ooh - and load the latest firmware too!
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    Definitely from a hacktivist perspective I should say video record the box opening then check it, charge it, update it and verify then factory rest and close it up if things look good.

    Always record box opening for stuff ordered online. I've always been able to get wrong/missing orders fixed when I mention that I taped the whole thing.
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    Default Re: Did I just buy a fake nexus 7?

    In addition to the above suggestions, eBay has a guarantee policy. So, if it proves not to be authentic, they will refund you money.
    Not every device nor provider is for everyone. So choose carefully before you put your money down. Then live with your decision.

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    Default Re: Did I just buy a fake nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Relgoshan View Post
    Definitely from a hacktivist perspective I should say video record the box opening then check it, charge it, update it and verify then factory rest and close it up if things look good.

    Always record box opening for stuff ordered online. I've always been able to get wrong/missing orders fixed when I mention that I taped the whole thing.
    That is an awesome idea, never thought of that before. Great tip!


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