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Monday, January 12, 2015

FAKE @ PIRATED QUEEN 40th Anniversary box set

I traded this boxset with a fellow trader who I have known for years. This was the first time he made the mistake. He told me that he bought this from another friend with a price tag of RM450 (about US$135) a few years back. Probably a few months after the original was released.

I hope this post will be useful for you to check on your purchase. Also to be aware of the many fake @ pirated box sets that are floating in the market. I believe they are mostly from China.

One thing about fake @ pirated box sets like this is that they originally selling very cheap in China. Recently I found out that the same boxset is selling at RM250 (US$76) BRAND NEW in Malaysia. Assuming that the seller must be taking like 20% profit, the price shipped to Malaysia from China is probably RM200 (US$60).

Most of all is that, this fake @ pirated has no quality control. Follow through and see what I am talking about.

I've taken a few photos for reference. You can use this to check on your version. Fake @ pirated can be detected. As in this Queen boxset, it is quite easy.

Take note, I don't have the original version. You may want to watch this video as a reference for an ORIGINAL boxset.



Now let's look to the FAKE @ PIRATED box set

THE BOX

Box side front. When sliding your hands on the emblem, there is a slight feel of embossed.

Box side back.

Box side 1. Ignore the tape. This box set is probably a few years old by the original owner. I got this used from him.

Box side 2.
 THE REASON WHY I KNOW THIS BOX SET IS A FAKE @ PIRATED! 

Notice that the pirated CDs are housed in a NORMAL jewel cases. The original should come with SUPER JEWEL CASE. Google to see the difference.

THE CD (I took one for example)

The first album. I thought the print is a bit grainy.

Similarly, the print here also looked like the colour are grainy.

The CD itself.


AND NOW WHY YOU DON'T BUY FAKE @ PIRATED BOX SET...

Pop this in the CD Player (Marantz), it can't be read.

Another CD that can't be read.
So... among the 15 CDs, two were not readable by my Marantz CD Player. This add up to the fact that you are paying to the pirates. Respect the artists who worked day and night to give you the entertainment you love.

Finally, be aware of your purchase. Always ask questions if you feel uneasy about the item. Pirate sellers will try to avoid direct questions such as "Is this original?" or "Are you SURE this is original?". Most of this fake @ pirated box set comes with very attractive prices (very cheap that is too good to be true). Good luck!

8 comments:

deaf-angel said...

kalau aku tahu ni fake, harga murah, aku beli.

tapi kalau penjual tu tipu aku, kasi harga mark up punye,
lepas tu dia tak bilang aku ni fake, aku akan rasa sangat dissapointed.


Ijau D. Koceng said...

error... lps tu ada try kat player cap ayam tak doc?

berteromber said...

biasanya kalau guna player cap ayam mesti boleh play...

tu la untungnya kalau guna cap ayam...hahaha...

speedrider said...

Aiseh. Tq untuk pencerahan

Rafi said...

China pun da pandai buat "pirate original"

Portdy said...

patut kena buat dwi bahasa, english dan chinese.

macam dvd pirate punya pesanan khidmat masyarakat tu

Najib Ariyan said...

peh kesian... kalau nak simpan lelama ni memang kena beli yg original lah... takleh beli online ke atas orang ker... sekali kena selalu kena ingat

faiz said...

gosh..... td tgk pink floyd, ni plak Queen, rase2 beatles box set pun kene jugak ke? :(