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Cheap 32GB Micro SD SDHC Kingston Cards On eBay. Is AU $9.98 Too High For 32GB Capacity? alfonso3181 eBay Seller Flash Memory Cheap Prices Bargains Sellers – Test Immediately To Verify Advertised Capacity. Please Avoid Fake Memory Products! Falso?

Posted by KittyFireFlash on September 21, 2011

32GB Micro SD SDHC Kingston Cards, are they cheap to buy? Your best answer is to visit a Kingston Technologies internet site in your region. On eBay you must be very careful if you are interested in purchasing a Kingston flash memory card. Every day there are new listings for counterfeit Kingston items. Most eBay members sort their searches by lowest price first. For flash memory items, this a deadly and unwise thing to do. It is also the fastest way to weed out fakes.

To protect yourself, go to the last page in your search and work your way backwards, if you are trying to find a real capacity Kingston memory card. Then check the sellers feedback. If it is good, your next step is to send a message to the seller asking if the seller is an authorized Kingston reseller. Should the seller reply he is not on Kingston’s list, ask where the seller purchased his inventory. Most Kingston upgraded memory items are purchased from Chinese internet wholesale sites. You can also ask if the seller performed validation with Kingston. All Kingston flash memory products can be validated. Keep all your email correspondence with the seller, you might need it to file a claim if you find out your item is a counterfeit or false capacity.

An eBay seller has a lot of overhead. He must pay listing fees. He must pay a percentage of the sale. He must pay PayPal fees. He must pay for shipping, packaging the item too. And he needs to make a profit. All these things have to be factored into the price. If he is offering a 32GB 32GB Micro SD SDHC at only AU $9.98 then something is wrong. Selling on eBay is not a hobby, it is a business for most sellers. If they offer a buy now price of $9.98 and even throw in free shipping you must know something is WRONG! Or do you? If you agree that a price like this screams FAKE and is obvious, then why do people still bid and buy?

At the time alfonso3181’s listing was captured by the investigation team in the FrankenFlash Project, he had already sold to 27 buyers. Just how many did he sell before he deregistered. Did eBay catch him or did he close his account and run with the money? The dump and run is becoming all to common on eBay for fake flash memory sellers. This is the new strategy for fake flash memory sellers. They are very much aware of SOSFakeFlash and the other sites and they also know they don’t have a lot of time to fraud anymore. If you bought from alfonso3181, did eBay give you a full refund? Did eBay contact you and apologize?

eBay may pull the listings for fake 32GB Micro SD SDHC cards, make your life miserable when you try to view the item you bought on your won list, poof you can’t see it anymore! But, if they don’t refund you and the listing disappeared, BEWARE! It means eBay knows the seller sold fakes! It also means you have a very strong case to file a claim and get your money back! It really doesn’t matter who the seller is, or the country of registration. It is eBay’s job to protect you from scam artists. After all, it is eBay that inserts “Buyer Protection” on listings. Are they deceiving people? It is your job to make sure they don’t. Demand your refund, do not accept any 45 day claim window nonsense (where flash memory is concerned, after all the fraud is 9 years old on eBay) and let them know you won’t accept their participation in flash memory fraud.

Could they stop it? Yes they could! Read:

Can eBay Stop The Sale Of Fake And Counterfeit Memory? A Frauded Buyers Simple Insight To Solving The Problem For Fraudulent eBay Listings.

Probably the most painful experience where flash memory fraud is concerned are flash memory cards. Too many people have lost their important events, their memories of happy occasions. Currently memory card fakes are the hottest thing sold on eBay. We don’t see eBay stopping the sale of these items any time soon, it is one of their most important sources of revenue.

Do you believe in cheap flash memory bargains on eBay? If you bought a flash memory item from alfonso3181 eBay seller you are advised to test item(s) immediately for advertised capacity. Read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives. You may have purchased a fake flash memory product. If your memory item fails testing report immediately to SOSFakeFlash . If your eBay seller is deregistered from eBay, it is urgent you report in to SOSFakeFlash. If you do not, they will not be able to investigate and to record in the their database to publish an official alert listing all items sold. eBay is suspending fake flash memory sellers to avoid buyers leaving feedback or recording the truth.

Never use any flash memory item without testing for capacity. If you purchased a fake you could lose your files and data. Read: Why Is Fake Flash Memory So Dangerous?

Please see Validation Memory links at FakeMemorySentinel for brand names and flash nand memory chip decoding. It is important for you to do that Gb is Gigabits, not Gigabytes. 8 bits is 1 byte. You need to divide by 8, if manufacturer lists size as Gb. Exercise care in disassembly of your item to decode, they can be delicate so be gentle. If you are interested in looking through the Catalogue of fakes you should visit FlashdriveFacts. You can even add yours to the collection by documenting and sending the information to, FlashChipDirector is always looking for new models.

If you need help and information on eBay read:

Fake Flash Memory – Hacked! Top Articles SOSFakeFlash. Consumer, Reseller Education. Beware. Be Wise. Learn. Avoid Fake Flash Memory. Learn To Test For Real Flash Memory Capacity.

PayPal Refunds – Counterfeit Items Policy Change Nov 01 2010. What Does This Mean For Fake Flash Memory? MP Players, USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards? Hacked Memory Awareness Growing.

Changing Trends In The Sale Of Fake Memory On eBay For USB Flash Drives, Memory Cards And MP Players. SOSFakeFlash Advises Do Not Buy From eBay Sellers With Low FeedBack Scores. Avoid Sellers with Scores Under 300+ To Protect Yourself From Potential Fraud. Learn Why.

Check your eBay Sellers feedback, type in the id:

alfonso3181 – Australia


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Fixing Fake SD SDHC Cards, Is It Possible? What Are The Problems And Challenges? What Software To Use To Test For Flash Memory Fake Chips. Is There A Free Download To Check Flash Drives And Memory Cards Size?

Kingston USB Flash Drives. How To Check You Have A Genuine One And Not A Counterfeit – Easy Guide. Kingston Technologies Fighting To Protect Consumers And Itself From Counterfeits.

Kingston Technologies Offers Help To eBay Victims Frauded With Counterfeit Flash Memory


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