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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4096 times:
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Those buying cheap memory on eBay, beware.

http://www.overclockers.com.au/wiki/Fake_Memory_Cards

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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2850 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3970 times:

Thanks Royal,

I will keep that page handy.

-Matt



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User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

I have been stung by the fake stuff
I bought a 4 gig card that was very slow i sold it to someone for a fraction of the price that i got it for they where happy as they dont shoot a lot of frames per second.
But i wont be buying any more cards from Ebay thats for sure
Cheers



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User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1575 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

A friend of dad's was caught by this when he bought some cards in China. The packaging said 4 GB, but when he formatted the card, it was only 128 MB!.


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12872 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3857 times:
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Quoting Ryan h (Reply 3):
A friend of dad's was caught by this when he bought some cards in China. The packaging said 4 GB, but when he formatted the card, it was only 128 MB!.

Ouch! mad 

The price of memory cards is still falling steadily. I wouldn't bother buying from anywhere other than a reputable source. It's not worth it to try and save just a few £/$/€.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3762 times:
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Quoting Scbriml (Reply 4):
The price of memory cards is still falling steadily. I wouldn't bother buying from anywhere other than a reputable source. It's not worth it to try and save just a few £/$/€.

With Best Buy and OfficeMax running specials every week, I agree. You also don't need to wait a couple of weeks for it to be shipped from Hong Kong.



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User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1652 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 4):
The price of memory cards is still falling steadily. I wouldn't bother buying from anywhere other than a reputable source. It's not worth it to try and save just a few £/$/€.



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 5):
With Best Buy and OfficeMax running specials every week, I agree. You also don't need to wait a couple of weeks for it to be shipped from Hong Kong.

It's crazy how prices have droped. The other day I picked up a 1Gb Xd card for a Fuji I have for 19.99 with no mail-in rebate crap, last year the same card could not be found for less than $85.



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

I bet that 99% of people here (myself included) wouldn't be able to tell that one of those cards was fake just given it, without having the comparisons to a genuine card.

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 6):
It's crazy how prices have droped

You're right. The price of genuine cards has dropped massively over the last two years. I bought a "standard" Sandisk CF card about two years ago and payed £70. Now you can get the same card for just over £10.

This is a great website where I get all of my bits from. Very cheap and very reliable:

http://www.picstop.co.uk/

Regards,

Tim.



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