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This doesn't apply to you since you're in the UK, but FYI - non-fake flash memory is cheaper in the US and Canada than on eBay.

For example, I've seen 8GB flash drives for $4.99 at NCIX. (Canada) You can't come close to that anywhere else. They're refurb Corsair Flash Voyagers, I believe - work great.
     
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Can anyone recommend me a legit site to purchase a good quality 8gb micro sd card?. prepared to pay a bit more knowing it's legit, Thanks.

is play.com and amazon legit?, I read amazon once sold some fakes as they thought they where legit lol, this is a nightmare!.
Edited by Ellis456 - 7/17/11 at 4:23am
    
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post #23 of 27
Yeah play and amazon are cool.

If you're in the UK dixons are pretty cheap along with scan.co.uk

Check out PC world for any specials, if you go into staples they normally have specials on.

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Thanks, why would the seller sell a fake if basically 8gb micro sd is around £8 everywhere?, I could understand if they sold it say at £4-5 instead if legit £8 but same price as legit doesn't make sense to me. Maybe I was just unlucky.
    
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post #25 of 27
It could be an honest mistake, it's just easier returning it to a shop with the issue rather than shipping it to someone.

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Thanks, why would the seller sell a fake if basically 8gb micro sd is around £8 everywhere?, I could understand if they sold it say at £4-5 instead if legit £8 but same price as legit doesn't make sense to me. Maybe I was just unlucky.
Higher profit margins?

An 8GB chip might cost $6 to make, but a 2GB chip might cost $2.50 to make.

It might not even be the seller doing the scamming. He probably brought a bunch in for $5.70 each rather than the usual $6.10 - he thinks he saved $0.40, but all he accomplished is funding the fakes coming from China.

Another good site for buying Flash Memory worldwide is DealExtreme. I don't buy from them often, as NCIX usually has lower prices - but every time I have bought from them, I wasn't scammed. I got a legit MemoryStickDuo card there, as they cost an arm and a leg in North America.
     
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great, now i read this.



i have a 32gb sandisk extreme sd card coming from ebay/buy.com that cost just a little under $100.


should be here by the end of the week. i hope its real. how can i test its real?
    
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