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    Exclamation Oktava MC012 knockoffs on ebay

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    I found a pair of MC-012's on ebay the other day.. they had the plastic clip and everything consistant with the chineese version of the mics... so I sent the seller an email.. just to let him know that he may have a pair of bogus mic's on his hands.

    My email:
    "It looks like those mic's you have are fakes. Guitar Center has been unknowingly selling chineese made knockoffs for the past year (because the distributor is a crook). I urge you to look at this: http://oktava.tula.net/fake/ this is a link to the russian factory's website, and explains how to spot a fake."

    His reply:
    Hi! Thanks for your concern,and don't take it personal but I kinda like to believe more Guitar Center then some guy from the internet. Even IF,one more time: IF you are right, they are as good as Russians, I did check every one of them( I have a bunch) I'd say China is probably more reliable then Russian quality anyway. Both chip labor so I don't see the point of making "fake" $100 mics. It's not like it is Neumans or AKG etc.





    Personally.. I don't see how lower quality parts would equal a lower quality mic, would you??

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    There's no telling some people. Especially people who've invested money in a load of dodgy gear.

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    yea, he dosn't want to hear it, i'm sure.
    audio?
    seriously, give me negative rep.

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    they went for $305!! I emailed the buyer warning him.

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    wow, that really sucks.....i almost feel like i should email the bidders or something, but I'm not sure it's my buisness

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmistudent
    they went for $305!! I emailed the buyer warning him.
    Even though you're trying to be helpful, that's auction interference, and you can be kicked off eBay for doing it.

    You can try reporting the auctions to eBay, but unless Octava registers under eBay's Verified Rights Owner program, they probably aren't going to do anything about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshilarious
    Even though you're trying to be helpful, that's auction interference, and you can be kicked off eBay for doing it.

    You can try reporting the auctions to eBay, but unless Octava registers under eBay's Verified Rights Owner program, they probably aren't going to do anything about it.
    I'll keep that in mind next time

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshilarious
    Even though you're trying to be helpful, that's auction interference, and you can be kicked off eBay for doing it.

    You can try reporting the auctions to eBay, but unless Octava registers under eBay's Verified Rights Owner program, they probably aren't going to do anything about it.
    I guarantee ebay won't do anything about it unless they absolutely have to, just as long as they get their listing fee.

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    If I remember correctly, the knock offs should (could) be better than the originals. I heard the capsules are the same Tula's but the electronics are better components and they include the Scott Dorsey mods. Russia has a notorious problem with sourcing quality components at a good price. Russia's quality control is all over the map as is China's. If A.F. Mcay (sp?) tests and inspects the mics they should be fine. That is of course you can trust A.F. Mcay?

    Some of the issues mentioned in the link provided in the first post are not that big of a deal.

    It would be interesting to hear how they sound and if they are consistant to each other.

    NWSM

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    I can't see the two sounding the same considering the components used to build the chineese ones are different. I think labeling it the oktava mc012 is very misleading considering the great reputation the origianls have.

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