INTPR (Press Release) – May 22, 2009 – Walnut, CA – The only way to be sure you’re buying a genuine Integy product is to buy directly from Integy or an Integy authorized dealer. Integy products purchased by consumers directly from Integy or an authorized dealer, whether online, by telephone, from a catalog or in a store, are genuine, factory-new and carry the Integy limited warranty.
There are growing numbers of counterfeit products in the marketplace. Integy has become aware of sales of counterfeit piggyback shocks and various hop-up components by unauthorized sellers on popular auction and other e-commerce websites.
In some cases, sellers located in China or Hong Kong claim to be selling genuine Integy products, but these products are fake. Typically, these products are sold at a fraction of the price that Integy and its authorized dealers are offering. The counterfeit products do not meet the high standards of performance found in genuine Integy products.
Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast set of criteria to help identify a counterfeit product. The skills of the counterfeiters can often make it hard to visually distinguish a counterfeit from the original product. When buying on the Internet we suggest looking closely at the above mentioned criteria that would point to a fake product offering.
Buying from unauthorized distributors can be risky. Unless the dealer provides a receipt showing purchase from an authorized distributor, the products carry no warranty from Integy. Moreover, products purchased from unauthorized dealers may be counterfeit or stolen goods, and if you attempt to resell such products, you may be subject to significant civil liability and/or criminal penalties.