The costs of running this huge site are paid for by ads. Please consider registering and becoming a Supporting Member for an ad-free experience. Thanks, ECF team.

Sanyo 20700's

Discussion in 'E-Cigarette Accessories Discussion' started by Moezso, Dec 4, 2017.

Image has been removed.
URL has been removed.
Email address has been removed.
Media has been removed.
  1. papergoblin

    papergoblin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 16, 2013
    It's generally a case of all of the above. Usually with large sellers, it's having a company and buying wholesale. They then don't have a physical front (or maybe they do) so can sell with little overhead. Then again (as with most vape stuff) it's coming out of China from the likes of FT, DHG and the like.

    There are occasions where it is overstock or clearance stuff being bought up or maybe even auction buys from defunct companies. They do sell B stock as well, there used to be a store near me that sold only Wally World return items, so I'd imagine something of the like happens on Ebay as well.

    Lastly there's the darker side of it, stuff that "fell" off the truck. Now there's no way to prove it of course nor how often it may be happening. I for one have no doubt that there are many items on there that are "hotter than a two dollar pistol" as the saying goes, lol.

    The biggest issue is product validity and repercussion, which is very little in auction sites. A buyer is buying as is. Now sellers aren't allowed to outright lie but there is a lot of room for wiggle. Since the actual site (Ebay) doesn't lay hands or eyes on the product(s), if a problem arises, it becomes a he said she said game.

    It then becomes more beneficial to a seller with many high marks, than to a buyer with less transactions. Think in lines of trying to argue a ticket in court, who's the judge most likely to believe? In effect it, no longer is the truth looked at but who "may" be more likely to tell the truth.

    I rarely buy from Ebay due to the fact it is self policing, so Ebay has more to gain from keeping high volume sellers, as to siding with low volume buyers. In short it is a rigged system, you have a fairer chance of results by just flipping a coin, at least then it's a unbiased blind decision.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. Zaryk

    Zaryk Full Member Verified Member

    Jan 25, 2018
    I totally agree on both of your guys points. But keep in mind that sanyo batteries have traceable date codes. You can verify when that battery was made. All of the batteries I received were dated June 20 2017 according to

    Also, these batteries were quite expensive at almost $20 each. If this seller priced them at or around standard retail prices, it would have sent up a huge red flag just as you said.

    But I digress, I have made my point and I have heard some very informative and logical points of view while doing so, which gives one some food for thought. (Sometimes it is fairly pleasant to have an friendly, mature debate) Hopefully these batteries will start piping up on trusted retail sites soon so we will not have to worry as much about encountering counterfeits of them.
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Love Love x 1
  3. SavageCheef

    SavageCheef Full Member

    Mar 2, 2018
    Date codes can easily be faked as well as looks, only way to know they are authentic is to test them.
    • Agree Agree x 3

Share This Page