I bought a GHD MK4 Iron on EBAY in November 2007. This guide I hope will save someone the upset that I have gone through.. Please think twice before buying on EBAY. If you are tempted to buy...ask a lot of questions before you buy. Only pay through paypal and pay through paypal buyer credit or a credit card if you can. This way you will have some recourse.
I received my GENUINE GHD iron and did not doubt for a minute that the iron was real. It was not until I got a call from the FAROUK company(the company that sells CHI) letting me know that the Iron I purchased off EBAY and sent for repairs was a fake. This sent me back tracking and I checked on my GENUINE GHD MK4..called the GHDHAIR company and all they had to ask me was what kind of plug my iron had and they were able to tell me over the phone my Iron was a fake. THE GHD IRONS HAVE THE SAME PLUGS THAT BLOW DRYERS HAVE. THEY DO NOT HAVE A NORMAL 2 PRONG PLUG(the kind you'd find on a household lamp). There are many little things like this to educate yourself about to know if you are buying the REAL thing.
When in doubt just bit the bullet and go to a reputable online company like and pay the money for the real thing.
I do not know if I will get my money back. My Seller is no longer a registered user..hmmm I WONDER WHY??
I hope this helps at least one person...if it does I will be VERY HAPPY:)