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Backpacker
Posts: 929

Is this genuine? (limited edition GoPro)

found pictures of this, any one got any info? They say its a limited edition, & looks like it was factory done to me

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Explorer
Posts: 10,957

Re: Is this genuine? (limited edition GoPro)

I've only seen this pop up on ebay. There was another site that also was trying to sell something similar awhile back, but it was much shinier and yellow gold. That site was a scam, so I'm immediately skeptical of this as well.

Considering how easy it is to take the faceplate off the camera and do a paint job, I'd be very suspect of the claims of it being "Limited edition". I'm not saying it isn't, perhaps GoPro had a few created for some reason, but unless it's in the original packaging and the seller can explain (and show proof of) GoPro ever distributing these, I'd be very skeptical.
Adventurer
Posts: 8,761

Re: Is this genuine? (limited edition GoPro)

Was there a hero 4 black gold edition out  there? Did GoPro themselves releasea gold color.  that is the question. I am sure they did , I never paid attention when they had it out there.  

Backpacker
Posts: 929

Re: Is this genuine? (limited edition GoPro)


@danielr15 wrote:
I've only seen this pop up on ebay. There was another site that also was trying to sell something similar awhile back, but it was much shinier and yellow gold. That site was a scam, so I'm immediately skeptical of this as well.

Considering how easy it is to take the faceplate off the camera and do a paint job, I'd be very suspect of the claims of it being "Limited edition". I'm not saying it isn't, perhaps GoPro had a few created for some reason, but unless it's in the original packaging and the seller can explain (and show proof of) GoPro ever distributing these, I'd be very skeptical.

i do remember one person mentioning a Gold edition ages ago now. I've had to change the face myself, but from the pictures they've gone the full hog & coloured the back, sides & even the USB cover. 

 

I'm still not convinced either way, the company seem to sell a lot GoPro bits so sure they could easily strip one down to paint, but why, its not as if they are after much more money than a normal edition. Which also points if they know GoPro's they should know how rare if it is real so command a higher price

Backpacker
Posts: 929

Re: Is this genuine? (limited edition GoPro)


@fishycomics wrote:

Was there a hero 4 black gold edition out  there? Did GoPro themselves releasea gold color.  that is the question. I am sure they did , I never paid attention when they had it out there.  


GoPro did a lot of one-offs as give-aways to Athletes etc, so not convinced we would know about it

Adventurer
Posts: 8,761

Re: Is this genuine? (limited edition GoPro)


@duanem8 wrote:

@fishycomics wrote:

Was there a hero 4 black gold edition out  there? Did GoPro themselves releasea gold color.  that is the question. I am sure they did , I never paid attention when they had it out there.  


GoPro did a lot of one-offs as give-aways to Athletes etc, so not convinced we would know about it


gopro will limited editions  the Hero 7  black in white.  they do sell they do go bye bye.  they even made them as a music model a surfer model, all they did was add a  acessory and it sold.

Backpacker
Posts: 929

Re: Is this genuine? (limited edition GoPro)

yeh I'm not talking about your run of the mill retail editions. The Music, Surf, Motorsport editions weren't limited they were alternative packs, which as you say just came with different accessories

 

I've seen them do proper non-publicised limited edition box sets that they've gave to YouTubers & athletes etc for promotional use, not retails