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Ok this is a temporary statement regarding all "G-VANS" labeled products. I have been notified that a company under the brand name "G-VANS" is using Lamptron product descriptions and images to sell counterfeit items. These are low quality and unsafe reproduction units of our own products and we at Lamptron are not associated or endorse any of the products associated under this brand name. As a personal recommendation until I have more detailed information regarding actual identifying details here we ask that you avoid purchasing from any retail location selling these products when shopping for Lamptron products, as we are uncertain as to which you may actually receive.

Id like to thank the users of overclock.net for bringing this public and to my attention.
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Originally Posted by skyn3t View Post

No guys i had a little bit time to show you guys this, take a look and tell me what Tha F* you think about this , pay attention on those photos.
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Edited by Spawne32 - 1/9/12 at 9:44pm
post #2 of 363
Performance-pcs told me they were going to stop selling Lamptron products in favor of G-Vans products, But I got suspicious about it when I saw G-Van products with lamptron pics and boxes.

I definately wont buy any G-Van products.
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We will make an official statement outlining the details of how to identify the knock off's and where they are being sold etc, but not much I can do right now at 2am. lol If only I could publicly tell you the half of what I found out over the past hour you would be stunned. I will tell you that as a consumer, not just an employee of Lamptron, I will never purchase from frozen or performance pc's again for anything.
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As a owner of a FC8, Which I love and hate at same time (Hate ONLY because it doesnt sit flush in the 5.25 bay, Love because its the ONLY controllers that I can change to red LEDS), I wouldnt buy another controller.

But as for not buying from frozen or p-pcs, I wont stop buying from them.
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Based on the PCB of the G-VANS, do you know if they might be say the original FC5, with a mod to fix the brightness issues? Thanks again for the info and glad to help Skyn3t and Lamptron confirm that what he received, was not a genuine FC5v2 thumb.gif

Regarding the retailers, we likely won't see the response publicly, but I would love to see what Performance-PCS has to say about this. I know all retailers/vendors are there to make money, but what they did to Skyn3t and others recently (unrelated to this controller), they will likely have an excuse.
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sounds like some legal action is in order.
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sounds like some legal action is in order.

Looking at the G-VANS product line, they either "reverse engineered" every Lamptron controller, stole their data, or have an inside connection (former employee or what not).
 
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post

Based on the PCB of the G-VANS, do you know if they might be say the original FC5, with a mod to fix the brightness issues? Thanks again for the info and glad to help Skyn3t and Lamptron confirm that what he received, was not a genuine FC5v2 thumb.gif
Regarding the retailers, we likely won't see the response publicly, but I would love to see what Performance-PCS has to say about this. I know all retailers/vendors are there to make money, but what they did to Skyn3t and others recently (unrelated to this controller), they will likely have an excuse.


I had asked them about the lamptron red spectral bar and the discount that lamptron was doing and they told me once their stock of lamptron was gone, They would be removing lamptron from their merchandise list in favor of a new products from a company called G-Vans, Whom I had never heard of.
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I had asked them about the lamptron red spectral bar and the discount that lamptron was doing and they told me once their stock of lamptron was gone, They would be removing lamptron from their merchandise list in favor of a new products from a company called G-Vans, Whom I had never heard of.

Cheap products at the same selling point = more money for them. Hopefully Lamptron can get this straightened out!
 
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Based on the PCB of the G-VANS, do you know if they might be say the original FC5, with a mod to fix the brightness issues? Thanks again for the info and glad to help Skyn3t and Lamptron confirm that what he received, was not a genuine FC5v2 thumb.gif
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We do know how they were made but we are still identifying which parts are actually from the same factory or just completely different designs all together. As you know knock offs tend to be a huge problem in china, which I had expected this to happen eventually, I just really never expected long time USA retailers to knowingly sell them.
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sounds like some legal action is in order.

Not my department but my job is to not let this go quietly into the night. lol So you will hear hell being raised from me directly.
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