Fake Hitachi Magic Wands
How To Avoid Them!
The Hitachi Magic Wand is undoubtedly the worlds best selling and most recognized handheld personal massager. Because of its popularity, it's also the most copied. As quoted by the USA distributor, Vibratex, Inc, "imitation is the greatest compliment".
With so many fake Hitachi Magic Wand massagers on the market, for someone wanting to buy a genuine Hitachi Magic Wand can be a challenge.
Unfortunately there is a minefield of unscrupulous online retailers selling counterfeit Hitachi Magic Wands.
If you're in the market for a genuine Hitachi Magic Wand (we're the exclusive Australian import retailer of the genuine Magic Wand Rechargeable made by Hitachi), you've come to the right place!
For whatever reason you don't want to purchase through us, you'll need your wits about you.
We'll show you how to filter out the muck of fake Hitachi Magic Wands currently on the market...
Below are some prime examples of various Australian online sellers passing off cheaply made no name massagers as genuine high quality Hitachi products.
Example One: Fake Hitachi Magic Wand Rechargeable
1. The logo printed on the massager pictured is a different font than a genuine massager. 2. The selling price is much lower than the wholesale price of a genuine product. 3. They note in their ad that the massager is not a branded item.
These fake Hitachi's are cheaply made products with very low quality control during manufacture. They lack power, and also feature the incorrect vibrating hertz (Hz) which is required for a deep, soothing massage.
Apart from a few online retail shops, most fake Magic Wands are sold unchallenged through marketplace websites such as eBay, AliExpress, DHGate, and Amazon to name a few.
We find it disheartening that a lot of unsuspecting consumers in Australia are purchasing what they think to be a genuine Hitachi made product, when they're actually receiving a cheaply made knock off from the seller.
Please keep in mind that there are only two personal massagers manufactured by Hitachi, which are the Magic Wand Rechargeable HV-270 (cordless) and the Magic Wand Original HV-260 (corded) which are distributed by Vibratex, Inc, USA.
We're the exclusive Australian retailer of the genuine Magic Wand Rechargeable HV-270 made by Hitachi which we import through official channels direct from the USA.
Some massagers are easily identified as non genuine Hitachi products, as they only look vaguely similar to the genuine item. A lot of sellers use the trade marked terms "Magic Wand" and "Hitachi" to wordsmith the descriptions of their massagers, fooling unsuspecting buyers that the product is a genuine Hitachi massager.
Other fakes are more difficult to pick, as sellers frequently use pictures and descriptions of the genuine item.
So, if you see a retailer or online marketplace seller promoting their massagers as "Hitachi" or "Magic Wand" and they're not the real deal, they're doing so unlawfully.
"Magic Wand" is trade marked by Hitachi.
Example Two: Fake Hitachi Magic Wand Rechargeable
1. The selling price is much lower than the wholesale price of a genuine product. 2. The ad quotes the charger has an AU plug, when the genuine item is only made with a USA plug charger. 3. One of the pictures in the ad shows an un-branded no name massager (probably what you'd receive in the mail). 4. This seller is very enthusiastic promoting the product as 100% Authentic, when it's actually 100% Non-Authentic!
Example Three: Fake Hitachi Magic Wand Original
1. The price is cheaper than what a genuine item is available for in the USA. 2. The product has an Australian power plug. A genuine product is only available with a USA power plug. 3. Hitachi discontinued making this model in 2012. The current genuine product no longer has Hitachi branding and is now branded Magic Wand Original. 4. The picture of the massager on the carton has an oval shaped switch compared to the rectangle shaped switch on the product. 5. The genuine product is only available for sale within the USA.
Example Four: Fake Hitachi Magic Wand Rechargeable
1. The logo printed on the massager pictured is a different font than a genuine massager. 2. The selling price is much lower than the wholesale price of a genuine product.
Example Five: Fake Hitachi Magic Wand Original
1. This pictured massager is only available in the USA. 2. The selling price is lower than what you can buy a genuine product for in the USA. 3. They quote that the massager has an internal battery and it's cordless and rechargeable by the means of a USB cable. The genuine item model is only available as a corded mains powered massager featuring a USA plug, operating on 110 volts.
Example Six: Fake Hitachi Magic Wand Rechargeable
1. The retailer is advertising this LoveWand branded massager as a "Magic Wand", which it is not. They're also quoting that this massager is an updated new and improved "Hitachi Magic Wand", which it is not. This products features, looks and design nowhere near match a genuine Hitachi Magic Wand Rechargeable massager.
Example Seven: Fake Hitachi Magic Wand Original
1. The Hitachi Magic Wand being advertised is only available for sale within the USA. Operating on 110 volts with a USA plug, the manufacturer and distributor do not allow the sale of this product in Australia. 2. The manufacturer and distributor will not wholesale export this product to Australia. 3. The advertised $AUD price is cheaper than what it can be purchased for in $USD from a USA retailer.
We hope this article has been of help for people in the market wanting to buy a genuine Hitachi Magic Wand massager. Feel confident when buying from us, as you'll be receiving:
- The real deal! A genuine, quality made Magic Wand Rechargeable massager manufactured by Hitachi,
- Outstanding customer service from our staff,
- As well as a 1 year Australian product warranty.