Fake and Suspicious Memory Cards on Trademe

Fake copies of Microsoft Office, operating systems, memory cards and flash drives, fake designer clothing... anything of that nature. At any given time TM offers thousands of fake itmes which breach their terms & conditions... and often do little about the problem. This is the place to discuss the issue.
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Fake and Suspicious Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:11 am

well it was only a matter of time... :-k

32GB SDHC Secure Digital SD Memory Card Class 6
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 464607.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Oppps... there`s that camera watermark in the image again \:D/

Photo also has the brand airbrushed out.
if you squint really hard on the auction photo you can see the smooth patch where the logo was removed.

it is ripped from transcend brand card.
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Current price on pricespy for these cards is

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=411015" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
$155.95
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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... ber=126419" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:19 am

32GB microSDHC memory card - 32gb micro sd
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Mobile-phones/ ... 733516.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Buy Now: $140.00
Highly suspicious unbranded card

32Gb cards are so new there`s not many listed on pricespy
http://pricespy.co.nz/#rparams=ss=32gb%20micro%20card" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

but there currently over $200

another seller is selling a genuine sandisk brand card which is going for $260
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 965993.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Hi there, currently the only company making 32gb microsd cards is Sandisk

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:24 am

NEW 32GB SDHC Memory SD Card High Speed
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 252005.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
* Start price: $65.00 * No reserve No reserve
liam.hudson (new )
* Has not traded yet
Another ebay photo [-X

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=3452507" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:30 am

16GB SD Card for Digital Camera
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 872473.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Buy Now: $53.90
Another photo with the brand Airbrushed out

has various different cards under his listing, none are branded

lijuntu
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=2339574" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:17 am

TM have not removed liam.hudson auctions despite the photo showing an ebay watermark.

This one has a bidder and will close tomorrow.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 252005.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

a fightflashfraud User reports this card as being 8GB
http://fightflashfraud.wordpress.com/20 ... -capacity/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Hello,

I bought a 32GB SD card sold by Coca-mes. I tested it with h2testw and I also tried to copy a lot of files (26Gb). The real capacity of this card is 8Gb. Not more.
This card is just a FAKE. I opened a dispute and informed Ebay.

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:33 am

here is an interesting article that suggests some fake Media is not produced by counterfeits but are rejects stolen from the production line of genuine manufacturing companies.

http://www.mods-n-clocks.co.uk/?p=290" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Imagine a 4gb card being made at the Toshiba factory in china, or where ever Toshiba make their cards. This particular card has a fault and is rejected during the QC procedure. This is often due to having minor faults which lead to reduced usable capacity. From here the card find it’s way out of the factory rather than being destroyed, maybe in the pocket of a worker.
This shows that cheap cards sold by dodgy dealers can fail even if they sell it with a real capacity and not hacked.

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:03 am

TM also did not remove jer81 auctions also with an ebay watermark
he has relisted them with $40 reserve, both currently have bids

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 024446.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 024598.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:50 pm

4GB Pro Duo Card for SONY Camera and PSP
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 670945.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Card is missing the sony logo
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the real card
http://www.google.co.nz/images?hl=en&q= ... a=N&tab=wi" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also sold an unbranded sd card which is `faulty`

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Feedba ... er=2339574" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
edge20 (319 ) 2 Jul 2010
lijuntu was the seller Sold for $69.00 (#294703053)
not working no address sent for replacement as requested
This auction you can see where the Sony logo has been airbrushed out
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 670421.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver ... 5_full.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:02 pm

TM still have not removed jer81`s Cards he brought from ebay

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 024598.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There are NO genuine 32GB cards available in NZ for $50

a search on Google shows this imitation transcend card to be one of the most popular fakes
http://www.google.co.nz/images?hl=en&q= ... a=N&tab=wi" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

These scams are worse than counterfeit USB Drives due to the longer time users will be unaware something is wrong with the cards.
Buyers will use these on cameras taken on overseas trips and then wonder why they have lost most all their photos when they return.

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:00 am

32GB SDHC NEW Memory Card
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 836993.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I'm selling this as this is surplus for me
no capacity size printed on packing means its a fake
http://flashdrivefacts.wordpress.com/20 ... t-sd432gb/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

dinoyjosec
has received negative feedback for selling exactly the same card.
He has likely brought it from eBay, found it is faulty, so is flogging it off to the next mug

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Feedba ... er=3055268" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
illbuyit (90 ) Address Verified Jun 2009 24 Jan 2010
dinoyjosec was the seller (#263060150)
SD Card did not work when it arrived. To his credit the seller was responsive and refunded the money - postage back. Net result is a small loss and time wastage. Cannot recommend that you buy this SD card

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:10 am

Same fake card, this time sold as 16GB by mike_lee_c

Kingston's SD 16G Class4- == FREE Shipping=
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 429559.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Here is the real card

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http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=1343729" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:24 am

Kingston 2GB micro SD Card
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 059074.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Obvious Fake packaging

http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?page_id=1022" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

nansue
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... er=2252248" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:01 am

liam.hudson has listed another transcend, this time looking a little more like the real item

32GB Transcend SDHC Memory SD Card - Class 6 New
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 205819.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Buy Now: $80.00
Pricespy shows the real card still looks different so is a fake

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=411015" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:07 am

Another Transcend imitation

32GB SanDisk SDHC Memory SD Card - Class 6
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 856965.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

No idea why he thinks it`s a SanDisk
This is one of two which were brought overseas for me but the one I opened does not work in my video camera.
ian.q
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listin ... ember=2887" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Fake Memory Cards on Trademe

Post by Googlybear » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:24 pm

our friend brian1947 who imports fake Flash drives from DHGate.com has now switched to SD Cards

Micro SD 8g Memory Card
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-ph ... 318447.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

DHGate Trader lovewei11160053 has no Feedback so we cant get any indication of whether his cards have a real capcity
http://www.dhgate.com/product/sellersco ... fd79385006" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

However he has a 16Gb Micro card Listed
http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale-16gb-tf ... c3a6b.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
1 --- 10 USD 22.80
Free shipping to New Zealand Via CHINAPOSTAIR
Im not sure what the postage cost is to NZ but it must be at least US$4
That means this seller is only collecting around $19 after shipping costs.

US$19 = NZ$26.61

Pricespy shows prices for 16GB Micro Cards are over $70
http://pricespy.co.nz/#rparams=ss=16gb%20micro%20sdhc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This card is either fake capacity or must be unbelievably bad quality

His Bay Account
http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... world=true" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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