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FAKE Progressive Dynamics Power Centers

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:13 am

I was just talking with my buddy Dan this morning, and he's getting ready to replace his WFCO power center with a Progressive Dynamics PD4045 like many of us have.

He pointed out a warning towards the bottom of Progressive Dynamics website (http://www.progressivedyn.com/index.html) warning of counterfeit knock-offs being sold on Amazon and a few other places. BE SURE YOU ARE GETTING WHAT YOU PAY FOR!! Do your research and make sure your source is legitimate, or you may be getting a power center that was refurbished in China (I'm assuming) with garbage components.

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Here's a fake one on Amazon, being sold by "Progressive International".... http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Dynam ... B002XRU6FM
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Re: FAKE Progressive Dynamics Power Centers

Postby CaptD » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:11 pm

Thank You for posting this info.
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Postby hartk1213 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:48 pm

I bought mine if Amazon but I bought it through vintage technologies I should be fine right?
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Re: FAKE Progressive Dynamics Power Centers

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:29 am

Yes, Frank over at Vintage Technologies sells legitimate Progressive Dynamic power centers. And he does sell them on Amazon and Ebay, as well as his own website.
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Re: FAKE Progressive Dynamics Power Centers

Postby Padilen » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:33 am

Many selling on eBay and Amazon are dealers. I'm not doubting fakes. But in order to refurbish units you must first have a source of numerous units. I wonder if PD had an issue and had PDI set up as a refurbish'er. Then had business dispute, pulling authorization.
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Re: FAKE Progressive Dynamics Power Centers

Postby bam1028 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:16 pm

How would I know? Are there any tell tale signs. I just received mine ordering from Amazon. It has all the stickers and has a serial number. I have emailed Progressive Dynamics with the number so hopefully when they open tomorrow(Monday) they can give me some good/bad news. I will let Amazon know definitely that they are selling crap under their name if its fake
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Re: FAKE Progressive Dynamics Power Centers

Postby Padilen » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:10 pm

Since this was brought back up I re read the OP's pic. It doesn't say fake or refurbished. It says a company using the name Progressive Dynamics International isn't connected to Progressive Dynamics Inc.
That a PDInc converters are being sold by this PDInternational online.



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Re: FAKE Progressive Dynamics Power Centers

Postby bam1028 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:18 pm

I do appreciate the reply. I just want to make sure the one I have is the real thing. Money is to hard to come by for me for it not to be the real thing.
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Re: FAKE Progressive Dynamics Power Centers

Postby Padilen » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:40 pm

bam1028 wrote:I do appreciate the reply. I just want to make sure the one I have is the real thing. Money is to hard to come by for me for it not to be the real thing.

Yeah, I to have very little of it. Checking can't hurt. But I was always doubtful of the info. Re reading it seems like I had good reason.


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Re: FAKE Progressive Dynamics Power Centers

Postby bam1028 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:40 pm

Padilen I think you were right. I got a return message from PD and its all good. I just freaked when I seen this
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FAKE Progressive Dynamics Power Centers

Postby Padilen » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:16 pm

bam1028 wrote:Padilen I think you were right. I got a return message from PD and its all good. I just freaked when I seen this

That's great, glad they answered and you have peace of mind now.
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