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Old 12th June 2012, 11:57   #46
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All of them have worked like a charm from day one but I have my own doubts about their genuineness.

All the three look like the pic below except that they're blue in color.
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I'll take a picture tomorrow and post it here.
Your doubts are correct my friend, Zippos never come so cheap otherwise why they are the famous ZIPPO and not anything else

They are definitely the carbons of the originals, you can also check out the original website Zippo.com too for the prices
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Can you guys tell where to get the stone for a Zippo lighter? I don’t want to get something from a local shop, if there is some good options available, preferably the one shown in the picture.
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Can you guys tell where to get the stone for a Zippo lighter? I don’t want to get something from a local shop, if there is some good options available, preferably the one shown in the pic.
you might find this useful:

GENUINE AND ORIGINAL Zippo Fuel Tin + Flint Card (1 card of 6 Flints) | eBay

you can find similar deals in ebay.in
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you might find this useful:

GENUINE AND ORIGINAL Zippo Fuel Tin + Flint Card (1 card of 6 Flints) | eBay

you can find similar deals in ebay.in

Thank you for the information. Already placed the order
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Your doubts are correct my friend, Zippos never come so cheap otherwise why they are the famous ZIPPO and not anything else

They are definitely the carbons of the originals, you can also check out the original website Zippo.com too for the prices
I agree with you ruchirtnt. My only hope now is they're smuggled ones! Let me post some pictures of my lighter, the packaging and the embossing today, and experts who can help identify a replica will definitely do, I believe
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Clicked some pics when I went home for lunch. Can anyone identify whether it's genuine or a replica?

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Clicked some pics when I went home for lunch. Can anyone identify whether it's genuine or a replica?

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go through this thread, i have shared a link to find out between fake and original. in my opinion, snaps looks that of the original zippo only.

I too received my zippo yesterday and it is really awesome piece, one more thing i noticed for a original piece is that it sounds a CLICK when the shutter is opened which in my experience does not come with fake one
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My Zippo. Sorry for the bad quality pictures.
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go through this thread, i have shared a link to find out between fake and original. in my opinion, snaps looks that of the original zippo only.

I too received my zippo yesterday and it is really awesome piece, one more thing i noticed for a original piece is that it sounds a CLICK when the shutter is opened which in my experience does not come with fake one
I went through the link and guess what!! My Zippo has all the things to call it genuine, plus, I scanned the bar code on the package and searched on Neo Reader. It indeed said that it was a "ZIPPO LIGHTER"
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go through this thread, i have shared a link to find out between fake and original. in my opinion, snaps looks that of the original zippo only.

I too received my zippo yesterday and it is really awesome piece, one more thing i noticed for a original piece is that it sounds a CLICK when the shutter is opened which in my experience does not come with fake one
Did you purchase this via Ebay for 1600 bucks? Can you share the link of the same?

Even I wanted to buy a Zippo for some time now, but was a little wary of purchasing via Ebay, and the shops in my vicinity had stocked Zippos upwards of 3000 bucks.
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Did you purchase this via Ebay for 1600 bucks? Can you share the link of the same?

Even I wanted to buy a Zippo for some time now, but was a little wary of purchasing via Ebay, and the shops in my vicinity had stocked Zippos upwards of 3000 bucks.
This is the screenshot of my ebay order page, in fact i have ordered one more for my brother as a gift.

my earlier zippo black is not available with this seller but you can find once you google on ebay. i always find buying from ebay to be a safe bet
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Would anyone happen to know where authentic Zippos are available in Pune? There is apparently a William Penn store at the Inorbit Mall on Nagar Road, do they sell them? Anywhere closer to the city?

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^^^Nope. Not in the William Penn store in Inorbit Mall.

There are scores of places where you can get genuine zippo's. Try these guys:
1. Landmark in SGS Mall, Camp and other places
2. Faisals on MG road
3. Vanity (or something like it), shop in Kumar plaza on MG road
4. AK's on MG road (This one i have some doubts about but the lighter I bought from them worked fine)
5. Reliance (the one with the books/toys and the like) in Phoenix, Viman Nagar

I usually buy my supplies from Faisals on MG road. Reputed to be the oldest guys to stock zippo in Pune and the stuff is always genuine.
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Fuel in my zippo gets consumed too quickly even when i am not using it quite often and i filled the fuel to the maximum level possible, does it happen with zippo?
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Fuel in my zippo gets consumed too quickly even when i am not using it quite often and i filled the fuel to the maximum level possible, does it happen with zippo?
yes it does. the fuel compartment isn't exactly air tight hence slowly, but steadily, the fuel evaporates.
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