These sellers are very tricky. There is no guarantee that this is a genuine Mitsubishi lamp as in the replacement lamp that is sold and branded Mitsubishi. First of all they have the part number wrong...the real part number is VLT-HC3800LP....NOT VLT-HC3800LP-OEM as the questionable seller shows. No where in that ad do they list Mitsubishi as the manufacturer. Here is an example of how an ad should be written if you want to know for sure you are getting a genuine Mitsubishi branded lamp:http://www.supplysale.com/Item.aspx?sku=0052150423OP&sgd=321d319d318d312d316&zmam=63922997&zmas=1&zmac=5&zmap=0052150423OP
You can see the ad specifies Mitsubishi as the manufacturer and uses the correct part number. The other ad does not...You can bet if that seller was selling a real Mitsubishi branded lamp they would proudly state that in their ad.Taken from their Ebay Feedback:
"CAUTION! bulb shattered 1st use! Prompt refund, but still not a quality product!"
"bulb did not fit perfectly. not an OEM product."
"I Had the item 10 days and it exploded in my projector"
"Product is not original"
"item does not appear to be original mitsubishi but works very well, well package"
"Bulb not EIKI manufacted made in china,not willing to work with me"
"Buyers Beware. Bulb arrived DOA, had to fight hard to get refund. Caution all"
"Horrible experience. got a Damaged lamp, still going through hell to return it"
"This item was used. The lamp had hours already. Need to return for refund"
"Item was used/refurbished - Posting refelcted a new item"
"sent defective bulb/poor communication/poor return time"
"Working, but poor quality item and poor quality communication. Won't buy again"
"blub was no good and would not stand behind, would never buy from again"
"bad bulb.. poor customerservice...i feel ripped off"
"Defective item sent - Seller didn't return my calls to fix issues."
"Sent me lamp with broken tray, claimed to not know me when I tried to exchange"
"Didn't work in our tv. Spent almost $100 in return shipping & restocking fees"
"lamp was used&description of lamp stated "Condition:New " when the lamp was used"