A&P update on the sandisk card i ordered v.**FAKE**

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  1. Paul Revere

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    first part in this thread: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=2661255

    anyway, so i got my sandisk ultra II 2gb cf card today, and when comparing my card to the photos on this website http://martybugs.net/articles/fakesandisk.cgi i came to the conclusion that mine is obviouslly a fake. :squint:

    as soon as i came to this conclusion i sent the following email to the seller of the card:

    "Qaio,

    I have a problem with the item that I recieved (the Sandisk compact flash ultra II 2gb card). I have reason to believe it is not a real card. The following points support my feeling:

    1) The product number on the back of the card you sent me is incorrect showing SDCFB instead of SDCFH.
    2) There is no serial number showing on the bottom edge of the card you sent me.
    3) The box of the card you sent me has no hologram logo sticker on the front of the box,
    4) The protective case for the card you sent me is too small so that the card does not fit properly.
    5) The generic user guide mentions a 5 year warranty which contradicts the box (and SanDisks website). Also, the guide is simply photocopied paper while real SanDisk guides are stapled.
    6) The performance of the card you sent me in my DSLR took about twice as long as a real Ultra II should.

    As a result of this I would like a full refund for the return of the card.

    -Ross"​

    if no refund is given, i will leave negative feedback. if i dont get a reply within 2-3 days, i plan to leave negative feedback. if i DO get a refund, i'll send his shitty card back and order a new one from newegg (for $20 more :wtc: ), and thats right, you guessed it: leave negative feedback.

    fuck this asshole.:madfawk:

    HUGE UPDATE POST 43
    cliffs included
     
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  2. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    as for number 6 "6) The performance of the card you sent me in my DSLR took about twice as long as a real Ultra II should." i actually tested it.

    camera settings: manual mode, 1/4000 sec exposure, raw mode, manual focus, lens cap on, burst shot of 6 photos.

    it took approx 10-12 seconds to finish buffering. this is about double the time a real ultra II should take :sad2:
     
  3. tenplanescrashing

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    good, you should be firm. keep us updated.
     
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  5. Paul Revere

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    no matter what happens, hes getting negative feedback. fuck this toolbag.
     
  6. Paul Revere

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    i have his name and address, if OT Detective Crew in the Montreal, Canada area want to help out if this goes south :hs:
     
  7. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    Fucking thank god, I almost bought an 8gb card on ebay today, Fucking going for a little over 200 I aint buying wifout knowing them s/n

    Oh yeah, can I get a link to that auction? :o
     
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  9. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    I bought a sheap Sandisk 2gig untra II SD card on ebay for really cheap.
    I hope its not a fake.

    It came in genraic packaging =(
    It does have a SN on the back however and I was able to goto sandisks website and register it. I hope that means its not fake.
     
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    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    They are probably from China. I was there a few months ago and they were selling sandisk cards for as much as you wanted to offer them.

    I ended up buying a 2gb flashdrive and it died the first time i used it....however I bought a real one online and returned the fake one and got a refund =x
     
  12. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    it won't fucking work

    there's an asshole in baytown tx who owes me $200 and i can't get it back :mad:
     
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    memory is cheap as hell already

    why would you risk buying bad memory from ebay?
     
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  15. Paul Revere

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    because they're trying to save every little buck they can...probably the type of people who will drive several miles further to save $0.05/gallon on gas.
     
  17. Changed

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    told ya :o
     
  18. SenenCito

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    reminds me of this girl ive been helping forever to make a choice on a camera, I tell her dont bother with many stores, buy from buydig, they offer a great price great service etc etc..now she calls me up asking me what I think of prestigecameras.com and royalcameras.com.. I already told her if she wants to get robbed of her money go ahead, im sick of offering advice to dumb people who just don't listen
     
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    That's just as bad as the person selling the fakes. :fawk:
     
  20. Paul Revere

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    not reply yet to email or ebay messages...i'll email him again tonight, and once on the weekend before i contact paypal and try to get my money back :x:
     
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    the fake is pretty good eh? most people never notice.

    When you get the refund, rip the label off the card and keep using it as a cheapie for emergencies. they actually work OK, just dont rely on it. If you give it back to that tool he'll only sell it again. Or better yet, burn the fucker.
     
  22. Paul Revere

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    yeah i could do that. but i have two 512mb ones, and a few 256's so i can just use those :hsd:

    a better idea would be to destroy it or something.
     
  23. Paul Revere

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    just sent him this:

    Qiao,

    I would kindly like a response with what you plan to do about the fake Ultra II compact flash card you sent me.

    -Ross​

    i know it's kinda :riaa: that im asking kindly, but the next email i send (which will be on friday) will demand a response. if nothing is recieved over the weekend, then on monday or tuesday i'll try contacting paypal.

    i plan to explain how i attempted to contact the seller multiple times to no avail. if nothing still by next wednesday or thursday, i'll leave negative feedback.
     
  24. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

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    I'm glad i found this thread
     
  25. Paul Revere

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    im glad someone posted that link in my first thread
     

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