Souq.com Deal of the day: Fake Dr. Dre Beats Studio Headphone

By on July 26, 2011
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Deal too good to be true.

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If you are a fan of Monster’s headphones- especially the ones approved by Dr. Dre, then you might have gotten tempted and ripped off by the Souq.com Deal of the Day posted last month. The “Dr. Dre Beats Studio Red Over-Ear Headphone” was selling for AED 799 which is 600 Dirhams cheaper than it’s listed price of AED 1,399. However, when customers started receiving their headphones, they realized that they were not an original product but rather a fake version.

According to the comments posted on Souq.com, the company was swift to recall the headphones and refund your entire amount including shipping along with a promised 50 Dirham voucher. Sometimes, a deal is too good to be true…

Thanks again for the tip, Mr. Tarek!


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=775270132 Mohannad Alchalabi

    LOL and what you did not mention was that souq.com kept arguing that they were genuine and even went off and claimed that Virgin Megastores also verified them as originals before eventually accepting that they were fake as mentioned in my Souq.com STEAL of the day thread :)

    • http://tbreak.com/tech t-break tech

      Did not know that they initially denied it being a fake. Thanks for the update.

  • Souq.com

    Hi everyone. Unfortunately, the supplier of the Dr. Dre headphones was not able to guarantee it’s originality so we recalled  back all the items for an immediate refund. We are is taking this matter with the UAE Police Department, other legal authorities involved. For your reference, the same scenario has also occurred with other dealers in the UAE, and they are also taking similar legal actions. We are working hand in hand with the Brand owner, and we would like to assure you that such incidents will not happen in the future.

    Team Souq.com

    • PM

      what about the fake DVD’ that still sell on souq .

  • Vellexis

    Ah yeah, it literally took me calling my father’s lawyer to speak to Souq representatives to get a refund. Since that deal, I refuse to use even a dhs on Souq.

  • DeltaZeta

    haha yea i hear you.
    The Fake dvd’s, the fake clothers , fake perfumes, … i think souq is just looking out for it’s interests and not really on copyright stuff. Any purchases made is money for souq. I used souq before to purchase items but lol when they themselves were selling pirated chinese items..shucks, well they just hit a new low.

  • Crag&Bamboozle

    the price of the beats studio should be 1,499 dhs. if that is the price then yes it it fake

    • Awesome78

      don’t u mean it is fake?

      • Crag&Bamboozle

        yes wrong spelling sorry

  • http://twitter.com/U_SAF Yousaf

    same fake headphones are availble in Malaysia for RM 58 or AED 70… and little bit good stores 499…. I was about to get loooted!
    Anyway..can anyone tell if the perfumes are original? Those perfumes in shops are for above AED 300 but Souq sells it for AED 99….

  • Navro

    Ive just been waiting for a week for the i phone 5s!!

    Soo dissapoined !! Scam

    Just been told on the phone by souq that there was 2 available
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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