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How to spot a counterfeit?

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I'm building my next bike and I stumbled upon an appealing Colnago V2R frame, UAE team edition. $800.

It seems to be good to be true, so you want to make sure it is not a knock-off.
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Any advice? What should I look for?
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Are you buying online? Can you inspect it?

Closest I could find was this. Same used rim version. Not team edition. It sold recently for $1,650.
$800 seems too good to be true.

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