The only way to be sure you are buying a Genuine Apogee product is to purchase directly from Apogee or an Apogee authorized dealer. Apogee products purchased by consumers directly from Apogee or an authorized dealer, whether online, by telephone, from a catalog, or in a store, are genuine and carry the Apogee limited warranty. Buying from unauthorized dealers can be risky. In this case, the product may not be under Apogee’s warranty. Moreover, products purchased from unauthorized dealers may be counterfeit or stolen goods, and if you attempt to resell such products, you may be subject to significant civil liability and/or criminal penalties.