spmbx wrote:So what was the ebay link / seller ? I'm guessing this one.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SEGA-NEW-NE ... 2540641186
To be fair it does state quite clearly that it's maybe not original so... And looking at the pics it's obvious. You really don't have any basis for complaints or a return imho.
Well, when I saw the ad, I read they came from a "Sega Warehouse", I wasn't aware there were any repros for this model so I trusted he really didn't know and that they came from a Sega warehouse, whatever that meant. But these panels are newly done, not old stock or found in any warehouse, my guess is that he is making them himself, I can't find any other explanation. Browsing through his items I see that all his others panels clearly state original. Why does he know all the others are, but this one he doesn't know? I don't think he has any receipt from Sega for the other ones. I could be wrong, he could in fact not know these were not original, but I highly doubt it, what are the chances that tens of repro panels end in our hands if you are not the maker... But even if I am wrong, why saying they come from a Sega Warehouse, why after I told him he keeps selling them as maybe original...
He should clearly state they are repros, as Alberto does.
Some pics how the Sega logo is not even centered, or the cut on edge, they even have typos, no way you can mistake these by originals:
I don't think I will keep them, the buttons and joysticks are ok, but have no real use for them right now. Rather get a refund and buy some ls32 I need right now. Metal plate is good quality though, mounting plates different, but sturdy nonetheless.
Anyway, I just wanted to warn people in case anyone was doubting.