I had a S4 with a damaged LCD panel, as it was out of warranty from dropping I got quotes from around Auckland. One place in particular was within $10 of other places and after asking told me their parts were Original Samsung parts. They had 100% positive feedback on their facebook service page as well.
After returning home with fixed phone, I went in to get a new screen protector as the one he used was placed horribly. Was talking about how the screen had been replaced and the guy said it was a fake. I had the original face plate which he showed me the differences with the lettering SAMSUNG and the pattern of the front. He assumes the lcd panel is probably original or refurbished but the glass is definitely fake.
Wondering how I should go about this. I've tried to contact the seller and emailed about the parts. No reply yet.
If I were to take it back to him I risk him damaging the unit more, and won't be able to test if it's working if he puts back my old screen as it doesn't show anything on the screen.
Other option could be take it to official repairer and keep the plate to return to himi but worried that if the fake screen breaks etc in repairs that he won't give me a refund.
Bit hard with the parts mixed in with the hardware :(
Cheers all, and yes lesson learned although I thought Trademe with good reviews etc would be safe.