eBay is currently running around zapping fake flash memory sellers who list brand name items from Sandisk, Sony and Kingston Technologies. Frauded buyers have got them off their lazy duff! Suspend, suspend! Remove listings, vacumn away evidence of wrong doing. When eBay suspends a seller they get to remove the listings you bid on. Did you know that? The FakeFlashSentinel team is in overload just trying to keep up!
eBay don’t have a lot of choice, you might be a frauded buyer but they are more scared of brand names. Is this fair? You the buyer, didn’t matter very much for over 8 years. We at SOSFakeFlash and the other FrankenFlash project sites have been turning up the heat, so they don’t dare ignore us or you any longer. In fact, it appears that eBay is refunding buyers of fake flash usb drives, mp players and memory cards with amazing speed. This is a serious change. Can you guess why?
The fraudulent sellers in Asia are getting the message too. eBay seems to have a few people on patrol for young eBay id’s. So they are reading and learning from SOSFakeFlash? About time!
If you don’t know, it is easy to reprogramme the reported size of flash memory. While 128 GB and 256 GB are the hot capacity sizes, sellers who offer them are being shut down fast, if the prices are unrealistic for for the flash memory chips.
To stay under the radar and avoid the cross hairs of eBay a lot of eBay sellers are scaling back, that is, reprogamming the fakes to appear 16GB and 32GB. Okay, so they don’t make as much money but they need to stay in business.
It’s really important that you report your fake flash memory sellers to us. We can’t issue an alert or research them without your help. See the Report A Fake Tab to learn more on how to report them. If you got a refund, share and boost on this post:Refunded!
Almost all fake flash memory sellers are based in Asia. Just look at the categories on the left menu for eBaySellers, it will make things very clear to you.
If any seller is using private auctions for an item listed under $150 US you are buying a fake flash memory item! It’s also a violation of eBay policy. If you sell any listings like this, report them to eBay IMMEDIATELY!
If you see any of these usb flash drives shown on eBay, run baby run! Stop those bidding fingers! You are likely to buy a fake, plain and simple. In 2.5 years of operation we have not seen any of them holding more than 8GB, usually 2 to 1 GB in capacity.
Every few minutes, new fake flash memory items show up on eBay. Do yourself a favour, don’t buy any mp players, memory cards or usb flash drives on eBay. You are asking for a lot of pain and loosing files, 95% of all listings are for false capacity!
SOSFakeFlash believes that current progress to remove fraudulent sellers on eBay is temporary. Please be on guard. Warn other buyers for your seller, send them messages to test with H2testw. Not being addressed are flash memory cards and MP Players.
Keep fighting and demanding your refunds. Report the sellers to us and also to eBay. If things continue to improve the FrankenFlash Project could move to part two of the agenda, addressing internet wholesaling sites, the source of most fake flash memory items being imported into your local country.
Will we get this opportunity? It depends. Will eBay change the listing rules for flash memory technology? Are they willing to refund any frauded buyer, no matter how long ago the purchase? Will they offer an apology to a victim? How do they indend to address the files lost by buyers? Files and data most lost forever?