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Good Read On Fake Memory Cards

Sat May 05, 2007 12:28 am

Those buying cheap memory on eBay, beware.

http://www.overclockers.com.au/wiki/Fake_Memory_Cards
 
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RE: Good Read On Fake Memory Cards

Sat May 05, 2007 2:15 pm

Thanks Royal,

I will keep that page handy.

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RE: Good Read On Fake Memory Cards

Sat May 05, 2007 6:03 pm

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
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RE: Good Read On Fake Memory Cards

Sat May 05, 2007 11:16 pm

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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RE: Good Read On Fake Memory Cards

Sun May 06, 2007 1:19 am

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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RE: Good Read On Fake Memory Cards

Tue May 08, 2007 9:54 pm

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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RE: Good Read On Fake Memory Cards

Wed May 09, 2007 11:37 pm

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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RE: Good Read On Fake Memory Cards

Thu May 10, 2007 5:23 pm

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/

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