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Old 05-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Smile Fake shit, or real thing from ebay.

Hello, I just received some capacitors from ebay, and I'm almost 100% sure I've got some fake shit. Attach some pictures so you can judge.
PS: The seller informed that there was little "wear" on them.
To me it looks like a bad copy print, and one can see the glue residue (with a fingerprint).

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Old 05-11-2013, 12:29 AM   #2
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They look sketchy to me, to say the least. Is the vent a proper Rubycon "K"? Bung looks pretty bad too. But let's get more voice in this thread (free bump - enjoy ).
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:24 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fake shit, or real thing from ebay.

That is not wear, thats a shitty print job. Look at the bottom of the label, how can you make wear marks on that? Also, the K vent? And the bung is suspicius, i have never seen a ruby with a bung like this. This is what i belive the bung should look like: http://www.retronix.com/uploads/imag...20CAPs%202.JPG
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:51 AM   #4
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Default Re: Fake shit, or real thing from ebay.

Just my opinion but I wouldn't buy any caps from eBay. That is unless you know the seller and know the product is real. I would buy from a reputable seller. Don't forget, Badcaps sells caps!
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: Fake shit, or real thing from ebay.

I just took a random Rubycon cap out of my drawer of caps and it has a bung like that.
Mine is a Rubycon WXA with a datecode of S0145, so it's a bit on the older side...
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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I don't know what you have there, but as far as the wear, those things look they've been banging around loose in a toolbox in the back of a car, for quite some time!
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #7
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fake.

buy ebay crap, thats what you get.
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:37 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone, I will send the seller a strict mail. And suggest that he cleans up this mess, otherwise I publish the seller's information on several forums, and post a warning to all others on eBay feedback system. Maybe I get his attention.

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:39 PM   #9
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Don't forget, Badcaps sells caps!
Where can i find large caps, 2200u-6800u in 50V?
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #10
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Default Re: Fake shit, or real thing from ebay.

In stores.

If badcaps.net doesn't stock them, try well known stores

US based:
* digikey.com ,
* mouser.com ,
* newark.com (farnell's site aimed for US market)

Europe/World :
* farnell.com ,
* rs-online.com ,
* element14.com (farnell's site for Asia and some countries not served by farnell.com)

I've used digikey, farnell and rs-online, didn't try mouser yet but lots of people use it - all of the above are reputable sources.

I sell capacitors on eBay from time to time, mostly only when I'm about to place a large order at a store like Digikey or Farnell and want to get rid of what's left from the previous large order of capacitors and other components.
I basically sell them at same price you'd pay in store, but when I place the new order I order 100 of each or something like that so there's some minimal profit. Even so, there's no way I'd compete with Chinese sellers that sell all kinds of fake.

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Old 05-11-2013, 01:52 PM   #11
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I know stores that selling. Here in norway i use Elfa. https://www.elfa.se/elfa3~eu_en
But they are a bit expensive.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #12
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Used Elfa a few months ago, they had free shipping over 500NOK - I normally use Rs Components, they ship their goods with DHL from Uk but they deliver quite fast.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #13
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I've seen too many fake Ruby's out of China. Your caps look like they were clear-coated or sprayed with something. The bung shouldn't have fingerprints like that.
One place for caps that size a surplus vendor apex-jr over on diyaudio. They are popular for audio power amps. http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/apex-jr/
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:51 PM   #14
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Just my opinion but I wouldn't buy any caps from eBay. That is unless you know the seller and know the product is real. I would buy from a reputable seller. Don't forget, Badcaps sells caps!
I have sold caps on ebay before. They were all pulled off salvaged motherboards or other PCBs. I have had trouble keeping a job since 2009 (three layoffs, including one last month before Christmas), and scapping is an easy way to get some cash.

I would not buy anything from Asia, but I never sold any fakes. That said, if the seller does resolve, you should either give a trash rating or give a positive rating with a warning message.
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:25 AM   #15
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Skip, you tell him, maybe he'll come and post reply this year!
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Does it matter if they are real if they work the same.
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:13 AM   #17
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yes, because they wont work the same in a year or 2..
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not really sure..
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id say they been through the washing machine my self i woundnt use them
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I have sold caps on ebay before. They were all pulled off salvaged motherboards or other PCBs. I have had trouble keeping a job since 2009 (three layoffs, including one last month before Christmas), and scapping is an easy way to get some cash.

I would not buy anything from Asia, but I never sold any fakes. That said, if the seller does resolve, you should either give a trash rating or give a positive rating with a warning message.
Last time I checked you can't leave negative feedback anymore or something dumb like that.
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