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    Default Alienware vs. Fake

    I know its kind of random, but are there any tell tale signs of a non alienware laptop. I ask because i might buy one off ebay, or get one made by the CEO of dark smily systems. Obviously its safer to go with the dark smily CEO. Just curious if there are things i can notice easily from a real alienware and a fake from china..for example. Thanks

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    pictures will say a thousand words.
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    yeah i can decipher a picture fairly well, but beyond my ability to look at a picture. Or am i getting too paranoid here

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    didnt dark smiley go under?

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    yeah it did, but he is still operating, i posed on the WTB forums and he offered to build me a OCZ whitebook with the specs i asked for. Very very nice guy, sadly his business closed

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    The only way I would buy something off Flea-bay for more than a hundred bucks is if I saw it in person first.

    Way too easy to get ripped off.

    Pictures aren't always worth a thousand words when it comes to e-bay. Recently somone saw a listing for a 17X that was actually a M17.

    Just use caution and protect yourself if you're gonna drop a lot of cash there.
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    Yeah, the seller is actually in jersey and im in CT so im thinking of driving down there to check it out to make sure its legit. Cause getting ripped off is not an option. Hopefully i dont get shanked..and my kidneys are then sold on ebay

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    That would be a great idea. When you are checking it out go to control panel>classic view>system. Right there at the top of the window it should say, "Manufacturer: Alienware. Also, on the bottom of the laptop chassis, there is a high quality vinyl sticker that reads, "Alienware Corp (and the model)". The laptop should also come with a binder that contains the restore and driver discs which are covered with the A.W. logo.
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    That's the same guy on ebay with his supplier in China?

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    Yeah, it is. I have like..30 emails with him, asking about his products, his warranty, etc everything you could think of. also ive been looking at alibaba.com
    is alibaba a really bad idea? here is one guy who contacted me after i put up a "WTB" type of thing for a m17x here is one link from a guy who contacted me. legit? Its easier to say no, mainly when the picture is a m15x not m17x

    http://www.electronicsucceslimited.c...rea51m17x.html


    Oh and mandrake he has his own website that he sells electronics and other stuff on

 

 
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