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Archive for October 9th, 2009

Flying pigs on the UK ebay site!

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sparkman898

So what do we think about this ebay listing for a 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 flash drive from UK seller sparkman898? I think this picture says it all:
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Unless you regularly see squadrons of flying pigs traversing the skies above your house you would do well to avoid buying flash drives on ebay – especially at prices far below the cost of manufacture (as in this case) – all you will get is a fake that will trash your files!

Given the recent rise in the cost of flash memory chips you are unlikely to even find a genuine 16B flash drive at this price on ebay, let alone anything of higher capacity.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

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Written by fightflashfraud

October 9, 2009 at 11:50 PM

Are these 128GB DT200 flash drives one ebay genuine?

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uniquees

If these 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 USB flash drives are genuine then buyers should be able to check and verify the serial numbers with Kingston.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

October 9, 2009 at 9:05 PM

UK ebay member lists 64GB Corsair cheaper than New Egg!

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memory1500

We don’t see how someone on ebay could possibly manage to sell genuine 64B Corsair Voyager flash drives at a lower price than a big online retailer like New Egg – yet the buy it now price for these flash drives listed by memory1500 is lower than the price New Egg offers them at.

This makes us wonder if they came from one of the many fraudulent wholesalers supplying counterfeit, fake capacity flash drives. We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

October 9, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Another ebay gremlin from China by the look of things

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yxy801228

Seems yxy801228 is yet another gremlin from China. The 16GB flash drives auctioned by this seller are going at prices that would mean a loss for yxy801228 on every drive sold if they were genuine – we therefore conclude that they are fake.

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

October 9, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Another gremlin from China who has sold fake DT150’s on ebay

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thank_meyoutanks

gremlin2sHere we have another Gremlin who has been selling counterfeit and fake capacity 64GB Kingston DataTraveler 150 USB flash drives on ebay. You cannot buy ANY genuine 64GB flash drives at this price – let alone a genuine Kingston.

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

October 9, 2009 at 2:21 PM

Kim Jong Ill explains why flash drives on ebay are so cheap

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Have you ever wondered why USB flash drives and other flash memory items (such as memory cards and MP players) on ebay are so much cheaper than anywhere else?

We have a video in which it is all explained! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by fightflashfraud

October 9, 2009 at 12:36 PM

128GB Kingston DT200 at this price on ebay? Don’t think so!

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flworldseller

snoopyfall1Snoopy has shouted “good greif” and fallen off his dog-house in a faint.

He cannot beleive this listing from flworldseller! Snoopy says a 128GB Kingston DataTraveler 200 flash drive costs more to make than this ebay member is prepared to sell for. Is Snoopy right to faint off his dog-house? We think so.

Buyers can check with Kingston – if flworldseller is someone who can turn urine into wine then Kingston will be able to verify the serial numbers and confirm these drives as genuine. If not, anyone who bought one should immediately claim a refund through paypal!

We advise everyone who buys flash memory items to test them with the free program h2testw irrespective of where they were purchased – otherwise you run the risk of data loss and corruption.

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

Written by fightflashfraud

October 9, 2009 at 11:14 AM