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Although my thread is not exactly where to buy, but more of a 'buyer beware' regarding buying online.

Last week I was looking for some hair clippers, the last one we had my wife had ordered, were rechargeable and came from China.
To be fair they have lasted almost two years before my wife's ham-fisted brother borrowed them again to cut his son's hair, only to tell her they had 'broken'.
I thought I'd look for a mains powered pair of hair clippers, to avoid having to recharge them for 24 hours in advance.

I looked on Lazada for some that didn't come from China. Hey presto! A Philips one for 900 Baht.
There was a photo of the box too, showing they were Philips. I asked the seller for the model number just to check. The seller replied with a model number and said they were genuine, not a copy.
I couldn't find the model on the Philips website, but thought perhaps it was a regional model not listed, seeing as they were genuine. I ordered them

They arrived. I plugged them in just to check they worked - fine. I looked at the item. On the back of the hair clippers it said 'Made In China' On the front of the clippers it said Philips.
Then I noticed on the box where it said 'Philips' - it was only a sticker, not put on quite straight either. I called Philips who confirmed they were not a genuine product.
When the inevitable Lazada customer satisfaction email arrived I gave the seller a bed rating and told Lazada they had deliberately lied to me about the product, and to tell them to stop doing that.
I'm keeping the hair clippers, see how they perform.
 


 

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14 minutes ago, Bluesofa said:

Although my thread is not exactly where to buy, but more of a 'buyer beware' regarding buying online.

Last week I was looking for some hair clippers, the last one we had my wife had ordered, were rechargeable and came from China.
To be fair they have lasted almost two years before my wife's ham-fisted brother borrowed them again to cut his son's hair, only to tell her they had 'broken'.
I thought I'd look for a mains powered pair of hair clippers, to avoid having to recharge them for 24 hours in advance.

I looked on Lazada for some that didn't come from China. Hey presto! A Philips one for 900 Baht.
There was a photo of the box too, showing they were Philips. I asked the seller for the model number just to check. The seller replied with a model number and said they were genuine, not a copy.
I couldn't find the model on the Philips website, but thought perhaps it was a regional model not listed, seeing as they were genuine. I ordered them

They arrived. I plugged them in just to check they worked - fine. I looked at the item. On the back of the hair clippers it said 'Made In China' On the front of the clippers it said Philips.
Then I noticed on the box where it said 'Philips' - it was only a sticker, not put on quite straight either. I called Philips who confirmed they were not a genuine product.
When the inevitable Lazada customer satisfaction email arrived I gave the seller a bed rating and told Lazada they had deliberately lied to me about the product, and to tell them to stop doing that.
I'm keeping the hair clippers, see how they perform.
 


 

I think I bought the same one. Definitely different from the pictures because the box has an extra “L”

They work just fine. 

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16 minutes ago, 9S_ said:

I think I bought the same one. Definitely different from the pictures because the box has an extra “L”

They work just fine. 

I must have bought mine from a better educated cheat, the Philips sticker (and the hair clippers) have only one 'L'!
 

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Perhaps I should be surprised it wasn't spelt 'Phirips'

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6 hours ago, Bluesofa said:

Although my thread is not exactly where to buy, but more of a 'buyer beware' regarding buying online.

Last week I was looking for some hair clippers, the last one we had my wife had ordered, were rechargeable and came from China.
To be fair they have lasted almost two years before my wife's ham-fisted brother borrowed them again to cut his son's hair, only to tell her they had 'broken'.
I thought I'd look for a mains powered pair of hair clippers, to avoid having to recharge them for 24 hours in advance.

I looked on Lazada for some that didn't come from China. Hey presto! A Philips one for 900 Baht.
There was a photo of the box too, showing they were Philips. I asked the seller for the model number just to check. The seller replied with a model number and said they were genuine, not a copy.
I couldn't find the model on the Philips website, but thought perhaps it was a regional model not listed, seeing as they were genuine. I ordered them

They arrived. I plugged them in just to check they worked - fine. I looked at the item. On the back of the hair clippers it said 'Made In China' On the front of the clippers it said Philips.
Then I noticed on the box where it said 'Philips' - it was only a sticker, not put on quite straight either. I called Philips who confirmed they were not a genuine product.
When the inevitable Lazada customer satisfaction email arrived I gave the seller a bed rating and told Lazada they had deliberately lied to me about the product, and to tell them to stop doing that.
I'm keeping the hair clippers, see how they perform.
 


 

If you find that the oscillating speed of the cutting teeth fluctuate greatly giving a very close extremely ragged trim resembling something the cat had chewed, then you know what you received is exactly the same as those used by the RTP and RTA 😂

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I'm waiting for my personal barber to cut my hair with them. Hopefully 'cut' as opposed to 'drag' the hair out.
As I'm sure we're all aware, Wednesdays is unlucky hair-cutting day (whereas Thursdays is no nail-cutting day).

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28 minutes ago, Bluesofa said:

I'm waiting for my personal barber to cut my hair with them. Hopefully 'cut' as opposed to 'drag' the hair out.
As I'm sure we're all aware, Wednesdays is unlucky hair-cutting day (whereas Thursdays is no nail-cutting day).

Barber as in male ?

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13 minutes ago, gummy said:

Barber as in male ?

OK, barberess or is it barberossa?
Whichever, it's still my wife in charge of electrocuting me if the clippers fail.

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Just now, Bluesofa said:

OK, barberess or is it barberossa?
Whichever, it's still my wife in charge of electrocuting me if the clippers fail.

That's fine, you just had me wondering for a while there. Glad you cleared that up 😉

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Just now, gummy said:

That's fine, you just had me wondering for a while there. Glad you cleared that up 😉

Hopefully she won't have to clear the blood up off the floor in an electrocution accident.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Road test report on the copy-Philips hair trimmer.
My wife cut my hair a couple of days ago and I'm still here to tell the tale.

There are seven different length attachments. The second-shortest being 3mm, hence my wife giving me a number two - don't snigger boy.

She discovered the trimmer has two speeds, there's nothing in the instructions that mention this. The slower speed is quite sufficient. The faster speed is too noisy when it's pressed on your scalp.

All-in-all the product was good on the first use. Just a pity the seller had to lie, claiming it was a real Philips product.

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