Clone TDK SA first generation
I was searching for a 1st generation TDK SA and found some at eBay from a trusted seller. I bought one and I was very happy… until it arrived and I opened it. I realized then that it was a fake tape. A rare clone 1st gen TDK SA.
Are you curious? Please see this photos:
And look closer:
Apart from the obvious misalignment of the label, there are other clear signs of low quality:
- the scratches in the shell
- some imperfections in the shell
- Diferences in surface finish between this and the original one.
- Misalignment in the printed color stripes and other details of the J-card.
After complaining, the seller agreed to refund the money when I sent back the tape. But to my surprise, he is still selling this ones without any advice of their current condition and ‘story’… so be careful if you want a ‘vintage’ SA…