Fakery

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  1. tinkering

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    Whilst enjoying yourselves at the shows ( buying gadgets you will never use) watch out for bargains
    The two bottles on the left are fakes
    £20 quid literally down the drain
    Items bought of a stall at the Lincoln Steam Fair image.jpeg
     
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    There in 4 ltrs instead of 5 Ltrs bottles I think, you would have thought if they were going to fake the original they would get that bit right, thankfully they didn't
     
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    Fake how? Look like a budget brand but don't think that makes them fake...
     
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    I see your point about being aware of fake products but toilet products do they not always end up down the drain
     
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    :Eeek:
     
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    Was the photograph taken with a Nicon camera? :)
     
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    No it wasnt a cheap knock off
    It was the new Rolix watch camera phone tab A frame gas detector £2.99 on lincoln Market;)
     
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    Wouldn't think they are much different to the washing stuff ,most use
     
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    Ah but the Chinese don't think like us...
     
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    They're not fakes unless they are purporting to be something they aren't? They don't say that they are Elsan (do they?). In which case they are just cheap alternatives. probably exactly the same stuff. Or perhaps they do say Elsan, the photo is blurred so I can't read the printing on them.
     
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    I think you'll find that the white bird is a trade mark of Elsan. It's most certainly part of their logo and clearly intended to be used with and identify their (quality?) product. Trademarks Act..Copyright, Design and Patents Act and Unfair Trading Regulations might apply. Thanks to the op for bringing it to peoples attention. Products such as these can contain unwanted and sometimes dangerous ingredients.
     
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    image.jpeg The bottle on the left is the genuine article
    The bottle on the right is Fake
    THANK YOU sdc77
     
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    Fake stuff is very widespread these days. One clue is often the packaging is poorer quality. Easy enough to tell when they are next to each other, but even without the good one you can see the label on the bottle on the right has not been fitted very well - it has wrinkles.
     
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    How do you know they're fake?
     
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    As someone said above the Chinese don't think like we do. They certainly don't worry about copyright and trade marks etc. I have seen numerous castings coming from China for valves, gearboxes etc that are actually stamped "Made in UK" and you only have to look on Ebay to see numerous items from China / Hong Kong that look exactly like their original counterparts including copying of logos etc. In terms of toilet chemicals I would guess very few people are brand conscious and just buy the cheapest.
     
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    A good point, I guess only the manufacturer can tell.

    Google "elsan blue" and you will see lots of pictures of bottles looking like the one on the right. Are they fake or just old stock?
     
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    Elsan said so HERE
    Only it seems Tinkering has got his Fakes mixed up, the 4 ltr is genuine the one, on the far right is the fake if Elsans statment is correct
    Hope he aint thrown the wrong one away:LOL:
    for clarity the better pic apears to make the so called genuine one a 5 ltr which they dont make???
    G
     
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    The one with the light blue top is the genuine one - far right in @tinkering initial post ( but on the left in his subsequent post)

    As to 4 litre v 5 litre - the one with the light blue top is only 4 litre - it is the shape of the bottle that deceives the eye :)
     
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    The one with the Black cap( the fake) has a sweetish odour
    The one with the light blue safety cap has a odour that is instantly recisnizeable as the Elsan product( spellings rubbish sorry)
     

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    The worlds going down the drain......
     
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