Spotting fake Beats
August 12, 2014
The market nowadays is filled with fake and imitation goods that it can be difficult to discern the real thing from the fakes. Imitation goods are so good at copying the original that so many of us are fooled into buying products that aren’t actually the originals.
There are tell-tale signs of fakes such as really cheap or discounted prices, sub-standard casings, misspelled words, different size, looks unprofessional, suspicious sellers, and tampered containers. However, there are Grade A imitation goods on the market that can look, feel, smell, and sound as good as the real thing. To avoid being scammed by these sellers, here are a few tips to ensuring that you get an original pair of Beats by Dr. Dre.
Get it from a trusted source. This is the safest and surest way to know that you’re getting a pair of genuine Beats. Visit the Beats website at www.beatsbydre.com, or get a pair at authorized dealers and resellers such as Apple, Walmart, Sears, Target, and Best Buy r43dsofficiel.com.
Here is a complete list of authorized Beats by Dr. Dre retailers: http://www.beatsbydre.com/support/buying/authorized-retailers.html.
Check the price. If you can’t order online and you’re nowhere near a Walmart, Apple, etc., or if you just want to buy your pair of Beats from somewhere else for whatever reason, then be mindful of the price. You can find the retail prices of each item on the Beats website, and if the price is too far from the original, then it is most definitely a fake. Be mindful of limited edition versions, as these are a bit more expensive, so you might mistake these as fakes when they’re in fact genuine!
Confirm the serial. If you’re buying a pair of second hand Beats, then make sure to check the serials, usually located on the bottom of the box. You can call Beats at 1-800-442-4000 for US residents and confirm if the serial given is authentic or not. Other users from around the world can also call Beats; the numbers can be found in the Contact Us page on their website.
To confirm the serial, you may have to tell them that you purchased the product from Walmart, Apple, or any big trusted reseller, and not from eBay or anywhere where it’s relatively easy to obtain a fake. They may not entertain you if you say you got it off eBay. Simply dictate to them the numbers found on the box and they’ll tell you if these are real or not.
For online purchases, you can contact the seller and ask him/her to send you a photo of the serial on the bottom of the box and confirm this with the company.
Comfort and quality. Fakes generally are made from cheaper materials and have builds that are not so great. They are typically less comfortable as they have less padding, and are not as flexible as authentic Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. Fake Beat by Dr. Dre Pros, Executives, and Mixrs will typically have a stiff pair of ear cups and will be harder to rotate/move around as opposed to the real pair. Fakes will also tend to grip your head a bit more and will generally just be uncomfortable.
Sound quality. If you already have a pair of Beats but you’re not sure if they’re authentic, then you can tell by listening to the quality of the music coming out of the headphones. Beats typically have a strong bass output, so if your pair doesn’t have an emphasized bass, then you may have a defective pair or you may have a pair of fakes. You can contact Beats and have them fixed if your serial is legit, or you can ask the seller to refund them if they’re fakes, or report the seller to whatever platform you got them from.
Other signs that your Beats might be fake are weak sound, sound only coming out of one ear cup, and distorted sound. It might be good to visit an authorized dealer to try out a pair of Beats so you can compare the sound qualities of your pair and an authentic pair.
As much as possible, buy your products from authorized dealers or from the company itself. If you prefer buying second hand, then try to verify your product as soon as you can to ensure the quality and authenticity of your product.
HCG Drops – the truth
July 10, 2011
The HCG diet can be a harmful one. Perhaps the first red flag should be the fact that these drops or injections come from a hormone that is emitted by the urine of pregnant women. It is alarming to hear weight loss can be feigned by these drastic and unsafe methods, but it’s true. The FDA does not condone this method due to the sheer fact that there is no proof this method works to reduce weight. The hormone, called human chorionic gonadotrophin, are not only ineffective, but the died requires that a dangerously low-calorie intake is required when using this drug. To further expand upon the meaning of low-calorie, some of the diets even require as low an intake as 500 calories a day.
The hormone supposedly is expected to stabilize metabolism and suppress appetite. The calim is that up to 30 pounds can be lost on this diet. This hormone has been approved for some fertility treatments, but certainly not for weight loss. The hormone is purely a hoax and has been marketed as a magic pill. The weightloss certainly comes from the dangerously low 500 calorie intake requirement and definitely not from the hormone itself Nintendo r4-3ds.
This hormone has been used since the 1950s as a weight loss supplement. It supposedly alerts the brain to produce fat burning hormones in the pituitary gland. Some of the side effects of this diet include nausea and constipation. People choose to ingest HCG by injection or orally. On the Doctor Oz Show, for example, and handful of people swear by this diet, and a handful don’t. Many doctors are prescribing this hormone with dangerously low diets. The idea behind the weightloss and the allowing of such low diets to be consumed by their patients is that the diet allows for fat cells to be consumed while the appetite is suppressed. A typical diet would include coffee for breakfast, with no sugar or creamer, an apple as a snack, a piece of chicken and a lettuce leaf, a bowl of berries snack, and some protein and a vegetable for dinner. The average weight loss would be about a poud a day and in total about 4o pouds in 40 days. To some people, this diet works like a charm, to others, it is a recipe for disaster. Dr. Oz noted that he was amazed by it because so much medical dogma can cloud thinking when reports of people who saw results from the diet were increasing everday. Overall, it is a personal choice but diets should really be regulately in a healthy and sustainable manner. The low calorie intake is justified by the excess fat cells that will be used from the person’s body to sufficiently feed them for the day. Although most doctor’s don’t recommend this low of an intake, this diet does require this regime. It is quite obvious the the HCG is probably more helpful in suppressing appetite so that one does not consume much more food than the 500 calories, which must account for the bulk of the weight loss.