Counterfeit appliance parts – the market is full of them and they harm not only the consumers becoming a major problem in their purchasing process but also the reputation of the brands representing themselves as original and genuine.
When your appliances break down which is quite unavoidable you start looking for high-quality replacement parts and this might lead you to stumbling into the problem of counterfeit appliance parts.
Counterfeit appliance parts are commonly produced by using cheap materials which an ordinary consumer might not distinguish from the original high-quality ones. Buying counterfeit appliance parts might even be dangerous for your life so you do need to be careful when paying for counterfeit appliance parts.
Another important issue that is to be mentioned here is also the right choice of the appliance repair company (in case you have applied to one for the replacement of your broken appliance repair parts): some appliance repair companies will directly cheat you by providing you with fake gear so as to get more money out of their businesses.
Beware fake appliance agents and dealers: These peo ple will pretend to be representatives of the genuine brand however sell the counterfeit appliance repair parts, thus, as it was already mentioned before, “throwing mud” at the reputation of the actual brands.
Note: It has been estimated that a great number of counterfeits come from Chinese companies.
Tips on How to Tell Counterfeit Appliance Parts
Having said all of the above we could not go without giving you a few easy-to-do tips on how to tell the counterfeit appliance parts from the genuine ones. There do exist differences between the counterfeit and the genuine products and knowing these minute nuances you will be able to purchase the right appliance parts belonging to the genuine brand.
So here goes the list of our tips:
- Warranty: Fake vendors will commonly not provide you with a guarantee for the replacement parts they sell. But let not the provision of it stop you from checking other important features proving your purchase’s genuineness.
- Price: Is the price of the appliance part you have bought unbelievably cheap compa
red to the brands standard pricing? If yes, then you might be on your way of purchasing counterfeit appliance parts.
- Website: If you are making a purchase from an online appliance part provider then carefully check the website. The websites of fake sellers usually look suspicious, low-quality and not neatly constructed and written.To avoid all this, simply buy the product from the official website of the brand. As well as check the brand’s D3 Home Modern Furniture of San Diego website because most of them do give you information on avoiding fake products.
- Packaging: This requires a thorough examination. Take your time to read the packaging. The packaging of counterfeit appliance parts will constitute in the following:
1. Grammatical/spelling errors
2. The package might actually not fit the appliance part: to check this compare the model numbers on both the package and the device.
3. Check the presence of the thorough information about the product on the package and label: bar codes, trademark, patent information, recycling symbols, manufacturer’s contact details, etc.
- The Product’s Appearance: Carefully check the appliance parts you are buying, see if they are designed properly. Any kind of asymmetry or non-correspondence might speak of counterfeit appliance parts.
- Date: If your appliance part is of American origin, then the date should be in the following order – month/day/year. In other countries it is – day/month/year.
- Safety Certification Label: Any genuine-brand made appliance part will have a safety certification. For the US the UL and ETL labels are common, in Europe – the CE, in Canada – CSA. However, there can be counterfeit certification marks too. To avoid these, check the minute details of the designs of the real labels, make sure the label is present on both the package and the product. A good option is checking the product number on online registries of these labels’ organization for certificate verification.
Be sure to take all of these into consideration so as to avoid buying counterfeit appliance parts!