I just thought I'd let you know that I've fallen foul of the Ebay fakes, I found a pair of Black/Red ones for sale and after quite a few emails to question the seller, who utterly convinced me that they were 100% genuine, so I bought them.
They arrived 10 days later and I was slightly suspicious as soon as I open the packaging, the box didn't look right for a start, then I opened it and inside was what to all intent purposes was a genuine pair of Black/Red 503 headphones, they looked perfect & really nice, I then found the charger & the alarm bells then really did start to ring, it wasn't a genuine Nokia charger!
Anyway I put them on charge & went to work, expecting them to be fully charged especially after a 10hr shift, were they? No of course not.
So I tried to pair them anyway, they paired up fine, then disconnected, connected & so on, they did work for a while, then stopped by connecting & disconnecting again.
It was only on closer inspection that I found there was no serial numbers present either on the box or headphones themselves either & the manual wasn't the normal high quality one either, so I contacted the seller & said that I believed them to not only be defective, but fakes, I was offered the chance to send them back, which I have done & am waiting for a refund & that was nearly 2 weeks ago, so I expect to lose not only the headphones, but £39 into the bargain.
So folks if you're looking for these do what I've had to do and should have done & only buy from a UK dealer or official dealer in your country, NOT Ebay, you'll only be disappointed if you do & don't learn the hard way like I have.
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i have sold electronics on eBay in the past, including finding an old SE K750i in the cupboard a few months ago, charging it, and selling it for 70€ - as long as you have your brain on full alert going in, you can find a good bargain.
The tips are:
(1) Only buy items that are in your country. Many genuine electronics retailers don't ship internationally specifically because of regional product differences and warranty issues.
(2) Check what other items the seller is offering - if they have lots of electronic goods, then they are in business and you are at greater risk of having a product that isn't what it claims to be. If the selelr is a private individual offering a handful of items he/she no longer needs, there is a statistically high chance that they are genuine, locally-bought goods.
(3) In case of any doubt, don't be afraid to commuinicate with the seller. If you are not confident on the subject, ask a friend to look at the ads for you and help you to understand the advert and any communications from the seller.
There is something curious:
I found few posts about buyers, pretending to have fake Nokia BH-503 from Ebay, because of OEM charger, but nobody is able to find any difference between the original Nokia headset and the "replica".
I suspect, that there is no such a thing like a fake Nokia BH-503.
Serial numbers probably. I haven't seen the genuine ones,, only fakes, and can say there are no serial numbers on those. Even the box looks different, no stickers.