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Thread: Ross-Tech Cable HEX-V2 FAKE???

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    Turns out I just bought a fake too... Some people truly suck.

    It was advertised as a Hex-V2. Seller will not take it back, nor will he acknowledge that these go for 25$ new. I paid $100 for it and it was said to have 1 VIN used.

    My plan was to use it on my current VW and then add more VINs and sell it, or keep it until I did not need it anymore.

    Just goes to show you, gotta be careful.

    And if you want a fake, then buy a fake. If you want the real one, buy from a distributor or someone you actually know and trust.

    So what is the best thing to do with one such fake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vroomr View Post
    Turns out I just bought a fake too... [...] Seller will not take it back
    How did you pay for it?

    Quote Originally Posted by vroomr View Post
    it was said to have 1 VIN used
    That's unusual. They're usually advertised as "Unlimited".

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    So what is the best thing to do with one such fake?
    Use it as a garrotte around the seller's neck?

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenerdiode View Post
    This always worries me. I've accepted it as the norm - but why 'Questionable'?
    Because it had no power on the car side at that point. So it's "questionable" whether it's capable of communicating in that state.

    -Uwe-
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vroomr View Post
    Turns out I just bought a fake too... Some people truly suck.

    It was advertised as a Hex-V2. Seller will not take it back, nor will he acknowledge that these go for 25$ new. I paid $100 for it and it was said to have 1 VIN used.

    My plan was to use it on my current VW and then add more VINs and sell it, or keep it until I did not need it anymore.

    Just goes to show you, gotta be careful.

    And if you want a fake, then buy a fake. If you want the real one, buy from a distributor or someone you actually know and trust.

    So what is the best thing to do with one such fake?
    If you buy it on ebay , you can get it back your money if you make a complain to ebay, Just tell them he sold you CLONE /PIRATE product.
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    Thanks guys getting a refund much appreciated for all your help 👍🏻, payed via PayPal so protected by them. Thank god 😉
    Last edited by Edition30#1536; 01-12-2018 at 05:17 PM.

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    Sorry to hijack this thread, but I too have just realised I have bought a counterfeit cable.

    I bought what I believed to be a genuine Hex-V2 cable on eBay for £240. I had an issue with the cable so I decided to do some research.

    I then came across this thread. The cable looks all genuine like you would expect.

    The seller is playing hard ball and is trying to offer a partial refund (£120) and he'll even let me keep the cable... Ha! Joker.

    The thing is, i didn't even realize this was a fake cable at first as I was able to use the official software downloaded from your website.

    I'm guessing he has some how cloned a genuine key? Is there a way to blacklist this key from your software?

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    i'm not an expert, but if one somehow successfully copied both the chip and its content, it will appear as if it were original.
    hope you'll get a full refund, a cloned cable isn't worth a since pence and these sellers should not be rewarded. he's probably still making a huge profit.
    it's the R&D and service work that's most expensive (ross tech has an office full of full-time employees), the costs of the cable in terms of manufacturing is only a small part.
    that's why the intellectual property is so important...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iichel View Post
    it's the R&D and service work that's most expensive (ross tech has an office full of full-time employees), the costs of the cable in terms of manufacturing is only a small part.
    that's why the intellectual property is so important...
    And it's nothing like the Movies, where some morally-corrupt, but good looking weirdo gets paid shit loads of money to prance around acting the fool. Pretty sure Uwe doesn't make US$8,000,000 per unit

    I think there is sometimes a bit of "acting the fool" at Ross-Tech HQ though

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    Quote Originally Posted by vroomr View Post
    Turns out I just bought a fake too...
    Quote Originally Posted by vroomr View Post
    I paid $100 for it
    Surely that should have been your first clue?
    Apparently I should put something witty or profound in here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vroomr View Post
    I paid $100 for it
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@Gendan View Post
    Surely that should have been your first clue?
    Guys - If my wife asks... that's what I paid for it too!

    OK?

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