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Jeff Ovington 11-26-2015 03:28 AM

Optic Clones..
 
Been a while since I posted on here.
Christmas is coming, and with it, Honest Deals and Scams.
Plz Members...
Make sure you double check, tripple check optics your purchasing online, never assume what your buying is what you get.
Zeiss, Leupold and many many other Brands makes and models are being Conterfieted, and people are getting sucked into bad purchases.
Even when Selliers are using the Word CLONES in the Add many buyers are paying over 500.00 for knockoff Zeiss Conquest Scopes, thinking it is a Spell Check Error.
Buyers are thinking they purchasing a Authentic Zeiss Conquest Line Model for 500 bucks, when in fact they are Chinesse Fakes one can find E Bay for 125.00.
Do your Research, check Websites, and if the price is too good to be true, it probably is.
Especially with Zeiss, if you see the Word Clone, It's a Clone not a Spellcheck error.
The Zeiss Conquest Line has changed drastically, they are no longer a Conquest Entry Level Scope and it's no longer priced that way.
Been that way for awhile, but people are missing the Conquests of the past not impresses with the Terra Line of now, and jumping on these Zeiss Clones optics huge, and paying much much more than they are worth.
Plz, make sure you really do your homework when shopping online this year
or do private sales, cause many Dishonest Sellers are finding Legal Loopholes
to take your a lot of money for Chinese junk.

Rob in VT 11-26-2015 07:29 AM

Good advise. Thanks Jeff.

miketodd58 11-27-2015 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by Jeff Ovington (Post 4230261)
Been a while since I posted on here.
Christmas is coming, and with it, Honest Deals and Scams.
Plz Members...
Make sure you double check, tripple check optics your purchasing online, never assume what your buying is what you get.
Zeiss, Leupold and many many other Brands makes and models are being Conterfieted, and people are getting sucked into bad purchases.
Even when Selliers are using the Word CLONES in the Add many buyers are paying over 500.00 for knockoff Zeiss Conquest Scopes, thinking it is a Spell Check Error.
Buyers are thinking they purchasing a Authentic Zeiss Conquest Line Model for 500 bucks, when in fact they are Chinesse Fakes one can find E Bay for 125.00.
Do your Research, check Websites, and if the price is too good to be true, it probably is.
Especially with Zeiss, if you see the Word Clone, It's a Clone not a Spellcheck error.
The Zeiss Conquest Line has changed drastically, they are no longer a Conquest Entry Level Scope and it's no longer priced that way.
Been that way for awhile, but people are missing the Conquests of the past not impresses with the Terra Line of now, and jumping on these Zeiss Clones optics huge, and paying much much more than they are worth.
Plz, make sure you really do your homework when shopping online this year
or do private sales, cause many Dishonest Sellers are finding Legal Loopholes
to take your a lot of money for Chinese junk.

This is one reason I do not buy any optics on Ebay. Too many scammers. I usually buy on Amazon or one of the reputable Optic site once I zone in on a particular optic I am interested and then I try and keep my options open.

I think with this day and age its a good idea to call and confirm serial number and or at least send in the warranty card immediately after purchase and verify that you authentic brand optics. That way 10 -15 20 years down the road if you have a issue with your optic and need warranty repair you don't find out then when its too late that you have been scammed.

PaJack 12-01-2015 07:02 PM

I purchased 2 Zeiss Conquest scopes from e-Bay,a 3-9-50mm and a 4.5- 14- 44mm from the same seller. I saved approximately $100 per scope! Do the research and if it sounds too good,it's probably JUNK...;)

RayWilson 12-04-2015 03:07 AM

Thanks for your advice! I actually always try to use official sites for buying stuff.

huffmanite 01-24-2016 05:25 AM

Every once in awhile I check a website....think its wholesale China Imports.

Lots of Chinese rifle scopes there, including the Leupold clones.

johnyboy 08-22-2017 10:48 AM

:party0005:

Originally Posted by PaJack (Post 4231325)
I purchased 2 Zeiss Conquest scopes from e-Bay,a 3-9-50mm and a 4.5- 14- 44mm from the same seller. I saved approximately $100 per scope! Do the research and if it sounds too good,it's probably JUNK...;)


johnyboy 08-22-2017 10:52 AM

Are ebay zeiss scopes annnnygooood at all??? Waiting for delvy says assm in USA won bid for 6.24.52 $97

Oldtimr 08-22-2017 12:29 PM

I have bought some things from this site, they are legitimate.

www.opticsplanet.com/

Jeff Ovington 02-01-2018 06:56 PM

LOL.
This thread is still on the first page?
Somebody should just make it a sticky..


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