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Is this a chinese knockoff??
Posted by: ewtaylor
Date: October 19, 2017 09:43AM
Found this on ebay. Seller is answering all questions and is convinced its real but I'm not so sure. Pic is attached. It's a Pro pointer AT

Re: Is this a Chinese knockoff??
Posted by: Thylacine
Date: October 20, 2017 08:34AM
Unfortunately Garrett has changed the wording on the Pro-Pointers cap so you can't be 100% sure looking at the end cap "and Patients Pending" is usually found on the fakes. Also on the fakes the LED sticks out and the scraper bar has a different profile, lastly the Chinese fake has a large dimple on the pointer end where the original does not.

At one time the 'knock-offs' all had the same serial number but that seems to have been quickly rectified. The AT knock-offs had a lighter colour when they first hit the market but this may have changed also popping the speaker cover off will reveal the absence of a speaker...,2258512

Yours is the AT and the end cap looks to be original, everything is in the right place.

Re: Is this a chinese knockoff??
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: October 21, 2017 03:48PM
It the price is real cheap....then it's a knock-off!

Re: Is this a chinese knockoff??
Posted by: Chuck Yoder
Date: January 18, 2018 06:55PM
If you bought a knock off are they as good as the Garrett ? I know the Garrett pin pointer I have quits working when the battery still has 3/4 power left.

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