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Blatant copy

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by chiily, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. chiily

    chiily PFM Special Builder

  2. davidsrsb

    davidsrsb pfm Member

    Naim should have a go at them in order to protect their trademark
    Ebay should also pull it as "fake" goods
  3. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    totally agree that these should be removed but some of their other own brand cases look quite interesting.
  4. Cesare

    Cesare pfm Member

    It's a shame they aren't concentrating on otherwise unavailable older cases from various manufacturers, as they clearly have the skills to produce decent cases, and rather than being a counterfeiter, then could offer a real service to recondition older kit!
  5. gingermrkettle

    gingermrkettle Deep vein trombonist

  6. S-Man

    S-Man Kinkless Tetrode Admirer

    They seem to have spoilt quite a decent case by putting a Naim logo on it!
    Arkless Electronics likes this.
  7. Boxmaster

    Boxmaster Member

    Finaly some decent NAIM cases.
  8. suzywong

    suzywong Shifting 0s & 1s since 1968

    They’re the wrong colour........ :):)
  9. Cereal Killer

    Cereal Killer fourhundredandthirtytwo

  10. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    It is shameless copyright/trade mark theft, I’m astounded eBay will actually run the listings! They certainly remove bootleg records and CDs when reported and have done for decades (I remember having an import Led Zep 7” pulled that I wasn’t even aware was a boot!).

    I’d also expect it to reflect widely on other Chinese product too, e.g. if they will blatantly pirate trade marked logos etc on cases there is no way I’d trust caps, transistors etc from Chinese eBay sellers as they are also likely illegally rebranded crap.
    Bob McC likes this.
  11. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    I thought FlatPopeleys were very good!
  12. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    I'm massively circumspect about SRAM and Shimano bike parts from Hong Kong and China for this very reason and will only buy from EU & UK sellers.
  13. gingermrkettle

    gingermrkettle Deep vein trombonist

  14. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    They are copies yes. That eBay shop leaves me thinking what kind of profit hi-fi companies make.

    And perhaps those posh Naim and AN devices are partly made in China anyway. Mmm... food for thought, isn’t it?
  15. timH

    timH Senior Moment Member

    There are hundreds of naim clones on AliExpress from power amps to preamps to cases. Yes it’s blatant bu at least they all say they are clones or “naim style” or some such so at least they’re not trying to pass them off as the real thing
  16. laverda

    laverda pfm Member

    They also sell Passlab 'look a like' cases (and have been for some years) along with quite a few others.

    My question must be, who's missing the point here....the Chinese have no such interest in the thing we call copyright or trademarks. Look at the wrist watch industry.

    You pays your £ or $ and takes your pick....
  17. chiily

    chiily PFM Special Builder

  18. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Not true about the Chinese.
    Manufacturers May not but the courts do as Landwing found out when Jaguar Land Rover took them to court over their Evoke copy.

  19. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    Audio Research copy cases are around also... I know as a customer provided one for me to build them a TT PSU into it.
  20. ammarmariti

    ammarmariti Member

    I ordered a case for my class A headphone amp build and the China seller sent me an Audio Research front plate copy by mistake. They wouldn't pay for the return shipping for replacement so I'm using it.

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