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Counterfeit Bipod #8146999 01/28/21 05:57 PM
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The other day I bought an "Atlas" bipod via a B&T Industries/Accushot *authorized* dealer's Amazon store. When I removed it from the packaging by one of the legs I noticed it spun. Strange since I chose a model with non-rotating legs. Quickly I realized there were several characteristics that were different than the real McCoy. Duckduckgo showed me that fugazis are a thing. B&T even has the following page http://www.accu-shot.com/Wright_Project.php. I submitted pictures of the bipod and packaging to B&T and they confirmed it. What's interesting is the packaging is legit. But, again, it's an authorized dealer so how/why does this happen?? B&T has a couple theories, but they don't matter.

I suggested they dump them.

"ETEB Store" is the dealer. Their Amazon store:

https://www.amazon.com/sp?marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&protocol=current&seller=AAQT7JYTGYKLS

And here they appear in the dealer listing:

http://www.accu-shot.com/bt/dealer-listing?title=ETEB+Store

Lastly, Amazon doesn't care, but fortunately I am able to return it and get my money. I've already ordered a genuine model directly from B&T.


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Re: Counterfeit Bipod [Re: Mickey Moose] #8147335 01/28/21 10:45 PM
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I have since received a call from Kasey Beltz, the President of B&T. Good conversation. As it turns out there is more to this story though I cannot share the details. However, it may not be so simple as what I described originally.


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Re: Counterfeit Bipod [Re: Mickey Moose] #8149763 01/31/21 03:31 AM
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Sounds intriguing.


Originally Posted by Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: Counterfeit Bipod [Re: Mickey Moose] #8150007 01/31/21 03:06 PM
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I got a fake from Amazon too. Got a refund and bought from SWFA.


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Re: Counterfeit Bipod [Re: Mickey Moose] #8151897 02/02/21 01:26 AM
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Amazon is great for a couple things, but occasionally you get ripped by a cheap Chinese knockoff OR you get a close copy that is currently undergoing a lawsuit for patent violations peep

Atlas/ B and T do a great job managing their price protection policies. If you find one less than it's listed everywhere else, there is a good chance there is something not on the up and up about it. I love working with them as a dealer, because unlike some others in the industry who would say "Not my problem" or just shrug when you bring it to their attention, they pursue this stuff pretty aggressively

Re: Counterfeit Bipod [Re: Mickey Moose] #8151992 02/02/21 02:45 AM
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Check out the t-shirt they sent.

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Re: Counterfeit Bipod [Re: Mickey Moose] #8152018 02/02/21 03:03 AM
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Very cool. up


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Re: Counterfeit Bipod [Re: Creekrunner] #8160980 02/08/21 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Very cool. up


Originally Posted by Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


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