Fighting flash fraud on Ebay

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

These 32GB Lexar flash drives on ebay seem awfully cheap

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princekechy

The 32GB Lexar flash drives listed on ebay by UK seller princekechy seem suspiciously cheap to us – almost half what you would pay buying one direct from Lexar. The profit margins on flash memory are not 50% so we suspect these may well be counterfeits purchased from a fraudulent supplier. If they are counterfeit they will also be fake capacity.

As usual we strongly advise ebayers 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

September 7, 2009 at 12:00 PM

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  1. A potential customer contacted this seller and asked if the seller would be willing to test with h2testw to confirm capacity before purchase as there are a lot of counterfeits for sale on ebay. They, like us, were concerned at the exceptionally low price.

    The seller refused to test and stated the drives were not fakes and were covered by a 2 year guarantee.

    A 2 year guarantee is worthless on a counterfeit drive.

    With customer service skills like this, I would strongly recommend avoiding this seller.

    Traveler

    September 8, 2009 at 12:42 PM


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