Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

The authors of this blog want to elimnate flash fraud on Ebay

This 32GB Sandisk Backup drive seems to cheap to be true

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fasttracksss

If you buy one of these direct from Sandisk it will cost around £100. Research indicates there is not a very large profit margin on flash drives. We don’t think fasttracksss could buy genuine ones wholesale at a price that would allow them to be resold at half the price the manufacturer charges. We think these came from a fraudulent supplier. Feedback indicates that seller is not exactly the most reliable on ebay so we doubt very much that fasttracksss has checked with Sandisk to ensure that the drives are genuine. We doubt if the seller has bothered to test with h2testw either.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers (both sellers and buyers) to test all flash memory with the free program h2testw.

Report in to SOSFakeFlash if your testing confirms you have a false capacity device.

Written by fightflashfraud

July 30, 2009 at 7:20 PM

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  1. Cheers buddy, if they were around £50 – £60 they may be genuine, anyway now that 16GB drives are around the £20 mark I’m not surprised they are at £46.

    Anyway, thanks for the h2testw application – didn’t know soemthing like this existed!

    Anon

    October 27, 2009 at 2:51 PM

  2. I just bought this usb from a different seller and it totally looks and feels fake. The packaging was just two pieces of cardboard with official enough looking print but it didn’t have the hologram sticker. When I undid the cheap packaging the disk felt chintzy, you could tell the plastics where cheap polystyrene and when you pushed the disk out and back in is would catch. This isn’t like the Sandisk in know. I called up Sandisk and gave “angel” in India the serial numbers and she said it was okay but I’m still not satisfied.

    Luke Richard

    August 18, 2009 at 1:52 AM


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