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Bought MS intellimouse from China. Doesnt look like one I bought on newegg

bought an intellimouse on newegg and it doesnt have a hologram on the bottom like the one I bought years back on newegg.
Is it a fake?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Ok, I'll post some pictures later today.
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Beats me the one from China looks more authentic then the one with Alienware branding lol
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My guess is that it probably comes out of the same factory that produces the official product. It looks the same, but only time will tell
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If it installs as the intellimouse, is that the deciding factor?
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Here's what the vendor says:
Dear customer We promise it's original made in China.It can be identified by the The Microsoft official website  that operating system is genuine.  Hoping  our answer will help you.  Pease go to the official website to download  the driver.It will shows the mouse is genuine parts.  Can you tell us what is missing?We checked both the CD and the adater are in the package as the pictures shows.What's different with the picture?  If you have any furether questions lease feel free to ask us.We will try our best to help you .
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OK trying to reach Newegg again.  I'm not convinced this is legitimate w/o the hologram
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Im going to return it.

I am curious how the counterfeiters are getting the mouse to load as an intellimouse
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That's messed up.
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Is it illegal for us to purchase counterfeit parts like this?
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I don't know the laws of the land in America, but the whole concept of counterfeiting products is to fool buyers into believing that they are buying a genuine product.  We are therefore victims of fraudulent activity.

If you were a middle man who was buying thousands of items and seling them on to another company or person, then you would be guilty of trading in counterfeit goods if it was shown that you should have known that the goods were fake (or stolen for that matter).  Most often it is a much lower price that makes it apparent that the goods aren't genuine.  It isn't the buying part that would get you in trouble, it is the selling on to another that makes this type of trade unlawful.

If you bought a crate of those mice from an importer at a price that was considerably lower than you could buy genuine ones, then you risk having them confiscated by customs or trading standards government bodies if they were intercepted on their way into America or at a later stage if they were following leads.  You would not be compensated, even if you said that you thought they were genuine, and if you had sold any you could be charged with trading in counterfeit goods.

Even if there is a law covering the purchase of counterfeits, I can't see one person being charged for buying one mouse, can you?  If the mouse is counterfeit, and if there ever was a big enquiry into whether the mice were genuine, then you might be called as a prosecution witness to describe how you bought the product which was then advertised as genuine and was being sold at a price whereby you believed it to be genuine.
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Thank you all for helping on this.  This is really confusing.
BillDL

Thank you Mark88