OK, I feel really ... stupid ... right now.
Logic should have told me, the cheapest I've found from any US dealer (official or not) is about $85. So ... $45 from China? If it's too good to be true ... it usually is.
Also, check out the pictures. Suspected fake 1st:
Now what are almost definitely real ones:
The box just looks more cheesy for the suspected fake than the others. Also notice where the jack is for the fake vs the real ones. It's below that horizontal piece and facing the wrong direction.
The other thing that ocurred to me is: to make sure I'm getting the real thing, I can't even buy used. I *have* to buy brand new. What if the used one is being sold because it's a fake and it sounds like crap and the seller doesn't even know !?!?
Well ... nobody puts one over one me. When I get both, I'll document everything like that guy did earlier in this thread for the V6's, and then I'll file a claim to eBay. Heh, heh. Try and screw Kevin Brown, will you ...
Edited by Kevin Brown - 10/9/10 at 2:04am