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AAR Dognut

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PostSubject: Fake XBOX 360 Controller   Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:13 pm

Buyer beware, my girlfriend got this one off eBay, and had I not looked close enough, neither of us would have ever known it was a fake!

My first tip-off was that the edges of the molded pieces were sharp, not rounded like the official controller. I was getting a sore finger pad holding down the right trigger during Forza. Then the battery wouldn't fit in easily, and my second battery wouldn't work with it at all. Take a look at the pics below, first is the real thing, second is the fake. The fonts aren't quite right, the holographic sticker isn't as reflective as the original, and the machining is sloppy.

Damn close though! I've had it a month and I just noticed!











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PostSubject: Re: Fake XBOX 360 Controller   Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:20 pm

Great find! Make sure you flag the person who sold it to your girlfriend.
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PostSubject: Re: Fake XBOX 360 Controller   Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:22 pm

Yeah, I'm helping her file a Dispute Claim on eBay. Let you know how that goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Fake XBOX 360 Controller   Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:48 pm

Dognuts.. You could work for the CIA..

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PostSubject: Re: Fake XBOX 360 Controller   Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:51 pm

No joke, I almost applied there after college. They are constantly recruiting engineers and scientists.
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PostSubject: Re: Fake XBOX 360 Controller   Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:04 pm

WOW!! I have a hard time telling the difference even after you told me which was which.
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PostSubject: Re: Fake XBOX 360 Controller   Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:06 pm

I know! Damn close! But once you try putting official Microsoft battery packs into it, you can tell. Nothing quite lines up.
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PostSubject: Re: Fake XBOX 360 Controller   Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:06 pm

I hope the claim works out for ya.
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PostSubject: Re: Fake XBOX 360 Controller   Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:08 pm

No worries if it doesn't. Not the end of the world.

On a positive note I just ordered a silver MS controller off Amazon. Includes the play and charge kit, and has the nifty rotate to switch D-pad. Goes from circular to cross-shaped with a twist! Only $43.
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