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  • I got some fake Shure beta 58's

    So I saw a good deal on CL on some Shure Beta 58 mics. I had no idea that there were counterfeit ones circulating around. I bought a few of them thinking I could use them or even resell them. Paid cash.

    I tried to catch the guy who sold them to me, but he knows what he is doing. Google voice phone number, sketch email address. I wish I had gotten his license plate number.

    Now i have a bunch of crappy microphones and I am tempted to sell them to the next sucker who doesn't know that there are fakes out there.
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  • #2
    that would be a ****************ty thing to do considering you know they are fake. 2 wrongs...

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    • #3
      So I saw a good deal on CL on some Shure Beta 58 mics. I had no idea that there were counterfeit ones circulating around. I bought a few of them thinking I could use them or even resell them. Paid cash.

      I tried to catch the guy who sold them to me, but he knows what he is doing. Google voice phone number, sketch email address. I wish I had gotten his license plate number.

      Now i have a bunch of crappy microphones and I am tempted to sell them to the next sucker who doesn't know that there are fakes out there.


      You should look to contact him to buy more and then get him!

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      • #4
        that would be a ****************ty thing to do considering you know they are fake. 2 wrongs...


        I know. I am not going to do it. Just saying it's tempting.
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        <br />
        Guitars:2 LP Classics, Nash Tele, Jimmy Vaughn Strat<br />
        Heads:H&amp;K Duotone, Orange AD30htc, Epi VJ<br />
        Cabs:Bogner OS 2x12 w/ celestion golds<br />
        Pedals:Hilton Vol&gt;Vox V847 (TB mod)&gt;Tone Press&gt;Tim&gt;OCD&gt;Shape Shifter&gt;Malekko 616&gt;Timefactor&gt;RV-5</div>

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        • #5
          You should look to contact him to buy more and then get him!


          Tried it. Had my roommate call him from a different number and email him from a different address...no answer or reply. The CL ad was also taken down like the next day. I think this guy might be a traveling scammer.

          Also another interesting detail...when I asked him how many he had, his reply was simply, "how many do you want?" Haha.

          I bought 6 for $360. ugh. If I had ever heard of counterfeit microphones I would have smelled that it was too good to be true.
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          <br />
          Guitars:2 LP Classics, Nash Tele, Jimmy Vaughn Strat<br />
          Heads:H&amp;K Duotone, Orange AD30htc, Epi VJ<br />
          Cabs:Bogner OS 2x12 w/ celestion golds<br />
          Pedals:Hilton Vol&gt;Vox V847 (TB mod)&gt;Tone Press&gt;Tim&gt;OCD&gt;Shape Shifter&gt;Malekko 616&gt;Timefactor&gt;RV-5</div>

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          • #6
            ANYTHING that seems too good to be true often is. That should be warning enough.

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            • #7
              Bet they look great!!!
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              • #8
                ANYTHING that seems too good to be true often is. That should be warning enough.


                That just hasn't been true for me. I have found so many killer deals. I guess I have found too many and I just let my guard down.
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                <br />
                Guitars:2 LP Classics, Nash Tele, Jimmy Vaughn Strat<br />
                Heads:H&amp;K Duotone, Orange AD30htc, Epi VJ<br />
                Cabs:Bogner OS 2x12 w/ celestion golds<br />
                Pedals:Hilton Vol&gt;Vox V847 (TB mod)&gt;Tone Press&gt;Tim&gt;OCD&gt;Shape Shifter&gt;Malekko 616&gt;Timefactor&gt;RV-5</div>

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                • #9
                  Call your local police, and at least let them know the details. For all you know, he may have already been caught, trying to suck someone else in.
                  Veni, Vidi, Velcro;

                  (I came, I saw, I stuck around)

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                  • #10
                    Chances are he'll pop up again. Just give it a few weeks. And it's very possible he has another ad for regular SM58's which are also a hot counterfeit item. You can keep track of all of SC CL listings - HERE
                    www.nextexitrocks.com

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                    • #11
                      Chances are he'll use the same M.O., too... so keep checking CL (ALL of CL) for an identical or similar ad. As noted, another ad will pop up in a nearby community in a few weeks.

                      +1 MILLION on calling your local PD. Even if he hasn't been caught yet... the 411 you give them may fill in the blanks on the picture they may be trying to put together with some of his other victims. Unreported crime just perpetuates and gives tacit approval to the scamming. Also, if they catch the scammer and can tie all of his "work" to him... it'll likely elevate the crime from a simple misdemeanor to an aggravated misdemeanor or maybe even a felony.

                      Unlikely, but I just had a thought... what if this is THE ONE Guy that is peppering the US with these knock-off mics?!? You'd be doing us all a favor by putting him out of business.

                      BTW - I'm so glad that I blew the whistle on a dude that was trying to scam me by selling me "fire sale" (literally) guitar pedals. Turned out my scammer was THE person of interest in the arson investigation of the Junior's Music store fire a few years back in CLinton, CT.
                      Where the Mississippi River runs west...

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                      • #12
                        I had no idea that there were counterfeit ones circulating around.


                        You're kidding, right? Seriously, the fake rate for Shure products is so high that, unless you get it from a Shure vendor, chances are astonishingly high that the unit is fake. Pretty much anything Shure on eBay or CL is fake.

                        http://shure.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3413/kw/fake/session/L3RpbWUvMTI5MTIxODg5Ni9zaWQvX0k2Uk1xZ2s%3D

                        Now i have a bunch of crappy microphones and I am tempted to sell them to the next sucker who doesn't know that there are fakes out there.


                        This would make you as much a crook as the **************************** who sold the mics to you.
                        Chief fader ape, wire monkey, mic macaque, and speaker chimp.

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                        • #13
                          Pretty much anything Shure on eBay or CL is fake.


                          For real?!? Has it really gotten that bad?
                          Where the Mississippi River runs west...

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                          • #14
                            Yes, it has gotten that bad. Same goes for many other brands such as Sennheiser, Audix, etc.

                            If you buy a major brand mic from anyone other than an authorized reseller, your chances of getting a fake are very high.
                            Chief fader ape, wire monkey, mic macaque, and speaker chimp.

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                            • #15
                              Good to know... I was just about to run up to the MusicGoRound and buy a used Beta58 for $80.
                              Where the Mississippi River runs west...

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