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Former Member23/04/2020 10:32:36

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Derek Lane23/04/2020 10:55:00
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I just looked at the original posting and on the indicator in their photo it does have the correct spelling yet the one you received does not so definitely a fake and deliberate con on their part I would raise a refund and complaint. I know it was not a great amount but it is the principle of the fact.

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David Colwill23/04/2020 11:05:02
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Looks like a cheap copy of my Mitutogo.

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What did you expect when the real thing costs £7.50?

Still when you drop it, I doubt the tears will flow.

Regards.

David.

SillyOldDuffer23/04/2020 11:20:51
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Excellent - it's a fake. Please don't resell it as genuine - a real one costs about £150.

Is it worth £5.50 though? Might be fit for purpose despite the deception. I only use my El-cheapo lever dial indicator as a comparator not as a measuring tool. It's fine for centring work in a 4-jaw chuck.

Likely Barry's fake is based on a genuine cheap DTI movement, and they're not awful. (Main fault on mine is a tendency to stickiness, not that it doesn't work. It's slightly untrustworthy rather than hopeless.)

If a £5.50 fake works well enough, it's a bargain. If I'd paid full whack expecting a Mitutoyu and that arrived, I'd be inconsolable! As it is, the entertainment value alone was worth it!

If only it had CE Marks and a British Lion Egg stamp!

smiley

Dave

Former Member23/04/2020 11:31:30

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Mike Poole23/04/2020 11:41:57
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I doubt that any indicator could be relied on to measure accurately as this is not really its function, a dial gauge should be much more accurate if taking a measurement is required.. That could still be a useful tool if the mechanism is smooth and sensitive. Clocking a vice or setting a four jaw could well be within is useful function.

Mike

Martin 10023/04/2020 11:42:12
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 23/04/2020 11:20:51:

Excellent - it's a fake. Please don't resell it as genuine - a real one costs about £150.

No it's £102.84 direct from Mitutoyo UK, and usually a few quid cheaper from well established industrial and metrology suppliers

https://shop.mitutoyo.co.uk/web/mitutoyo/en_GB/all/all/Dial%20Test%20Indicator,%20Horizontal%20Type/PR/513-404-10E/index.xhtml

Clive Brown 123/04/2020 11:48:29
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It's a fairly convincing ad. except it doesn't actually quote the name Mitutoyo in the text. Surprises me that it didn't sell for more, considering the price for the genuine article.

BTW, Quoting a London location for Far-eastern items is not uncommon, but I think it's breaking Ebay rules.

Tony Pratt 123/04/2020 11:49:16
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Go to the resolution centre on Ebay stating your case & ask for a refund! You will get your money back & have a half decent indicator [possibly]

Tony

Hopper23/04/2020 11:58:41
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Ive had several years of good service out of a similar one i bought. Cost equivalent of 10 quid with a very nice little magnetic base. I wish mine had the cool mis-spelling like yours though, just for giggles.

Its a comparator not a measuring device and just fine for truing jobs in the lathe and the like.

Give it to SOD who will appreciate it for what it is: great value for money.

Edited By Hopper on 23/04/2020 12:00:40

Michael Gilligan23/04/2020 12:11:22
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Revenge is a dish best served cold

... so, perhaps tonight, start here: **LINK**

https://www.mitutoyo.eu/en_us/corporate/beware-of-counterfeit-fake-mitutoyo-products

MichaelG.

David Colwill23/04/2020 12:31:23
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Posted by Clive Brown 1 on 23/04/2020 11:48:29:

It's a fairly convincing ad. except it doesn't actually quote the name Mitutoyo in the text. Surprises me that it didn't sell for more, considering the price for the genuine article.

BTW, Quoting a London location for Far-eastern items is not uncommon, but I think it's breaking Ebay rules.

I trade on ebay and was notified by them, earlier this year, that they were going to start penalising traders that did this. The reason being that people were complaining. That said I still notice huge numbers of people doing just that so nothing much has changed. You can generally tell by the delivery time.

Regards.

David.

Brian H23/04/2020 12:32:49
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I'm with Tony Pratt on this one; go to Ebay and report it. You should get your money back but more importantly, you may prevent someone else from being scammed.

Brian

Former Member23/04/2020 12:37:09

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not done it yet23/04/2020 12:57:10
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Posted by Clive Brown 1 on 23/04/2020 11:48:29:

It's a fairly convincing ad. except it doesn't actually quote the name Mitutoyo in the text. Surprises me that it didn't sell for more, considering the price for the genuine article.

BTW, Quoting a London location for Far-eastern items is not uncommon, but I think it's breaking Ebay rules.

Oh yes it does! It says Mitutoyo Model 513-404 right as the headline in the description!

Ask politely for you money to be refunded, and for them to arrange for the item to be collected for return. Then complain to get a full refund. Negative feedback is a good move. Lying about the item location is further proof of cheating the system.

They will just have a laugh unless you take remedial action.

edited  - Barrie got there while I was making lunch!

Edited By not done it yet on 23/04/2020 12:58:18

Clive Brown 123/04/2020 12:57:42
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Soz, don't know how I missed that bit, I was concentrating on the main heading I suppose.blush.

But even more surprise that the top bid wasn't higher!surprise

 

Edited By Clive Brown 1 on 23/04/2020 13:01:10

Enough!23/04/2020 16:50:38
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If you copy the picture from the eBay ad into a half-decent graphics program where you can enlarge it , it looks a lot more like "Mitutoyo" than "Mitetoyo".

Robert Atkinson 223/04/2020 18:37:02
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You should report it to ebay and ask for a refund for item not as described. This type of seller does not care about feedback. They do care about not getting their money. Selling it as a "Mitetoyo" is OK, buyer beware, but putting Mitutoyo in the titile and description is fraud. If people don't complain ebay won't do anything.

Robert G8RPI.

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