Who would you beleive – an ebay seller or Kingston?
We find this listing by ebay member mcmilesuk intriguing. In the listing the seller states:
You are bidding on a Kingston DataTraveler 150 32GB USB Flash drive
This item is new and unused
You will receive the drive exactly as pictured
I brought this item in PC World but did’nt use it,
I had this item on ebay earlier but some monkeys at kingston complain that this was’t the genuine article
This is a genuine article
Please ask any questions before bidding
What on earth does this seller mean calling employees of the company whose name is on the drive “monkeys?” Does this seller thinks he knows more about Kingston flash drives than the company themselves? We think the cheeky monkey here is mcmilesuk.
As to the claim that this was purchased from PC World we are inclined not to beleive this. There are members of the frankenflash project living in various parts of the UK and none of us saw this drive on sale in any branch of PC World.
One member of the team was in a large PC World store on Sunday and there were none of these on sale. Another member checked online and couldn't find the drive on the PC World site either.
UPDATE 6th August 2009
Seller mcmilesuk has said he was mistaken about buying the drive from PC world. We don’t quite understand how you forget where you bought something like this and why anyone would buy such a high capacity drive if they have no use for it.
The seller has responded to the request that he should provide a picture of the serial number so that this can be checked with Kingston.
We will be interested to see what develops here. An enlarged version of the serial number shown in the seller’s photo has been provided for easy reading.
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