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Are these real valenti tail lights or knock offs?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Palacio, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Palacio

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    Zooming in on the picture ...
    upload_2016-4-18_21-45-51.png

    You can faintly see the "Valenti" brand embossed at the bottom of the left hand light.
    upload_2016-4-18_21-53-20.png

    Let's try going grayscale, and then increasing brightness and contrast.
    upload_2016-4-18_22-0-48.png

    The price tag of $299 seems too good to be true. But the photo looks like the real deal. (y)
     
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    Good trick on zooming and grayscale. Should be good deal if they are genuine.
     
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    This is what real Valenti's should have printed on the face of the tail light
    At gray scale is more noticeable


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    This is what I received from the seller.

    These lights are genuine Valenti. We do not have close up pictures of the branding on the lights.
    It is hard to see in the photo but the Valenti brand will be in the area squared in yellow.
    Please refer to the image attached for reference

    Basically the seller highlighted that same area that Dylan did, just not zoomed in.

    Hmm ......
     
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    I think I'm going to pull the trigger. eBay protects the buyer if a seller sells a knock off and tries to pass it as a authentic.
     
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    That seller has a very good reputation score. I don't think you have anything to be worried about. (y)
     
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    Good thing about eBay is, once you get the tail lights - if they look bogus eBay will do handstands to make sure you get your money back.
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    True. A while back eBay changed some policies so sellers have pretty much no say if somebody wants to do a return.
     
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    @Palacio, did you end up purchasing the Valenti Lights from the eBay seller from your link ?

    If so, are they genuine Valenti Lights?


    Thanks.