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NewEgg and counterfeit items?

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Lethbridge

NewEgg and counterfeit items?

I know at one point, NewEgg had counterfeit i7 processors go through them, but what I am actually wondering about is if NewEgg has had problems with 3rd party sellers selling counterfeit items, and how much of a pain it may be to get a refund if an item turns out to be counterfeit? I'm looking for low priced 128 GB micro SD cards, and found what appears to be a Samsung EVO for $33 with free shipping - but in the supplied picture, the yellow is a bit faded, and the card itself is branded EVO, but is missing the Samsung branding, while the micro to full sized adaptor has Samsung branding. I'm willing to take a risk on a potential counterfeit if there's not too much hassle in getting a refund, but I like to make sure I'm well covered before I take the dive, and I strongly suspect that this is indeed a counterfeit. Deal below:

128 GB EVO micro SD
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May 22, 2005
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Thornhill
Thats very sketch. While I'd imagine you'd eventually get your money back, you might encounter a long and annoying process of communication tag to get it back.
[OP]
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Lethbridge
Thanks for the response. Yeah, if I'm likely to deal with a real hassle, I probably won't bother. If it were as easy as reporting the counterfeit, and waiting a few days for a refund, I'd go for it, but I'm about 95% certain it's a counterfeit, so going through much hassle just isn't worth it to me.
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if its too good to be true its probably not legit. especially for electronics
[OP]
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Lethbridge
I've definitely gotten some fantastic electronics deals in the past - but I like to have a pretty high level of sureness that the deal is legit, or a not-too-complicated way of knowing I'll get my money back.
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Nov 17, 2004
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SD cards and USB drives are the probably the most faked computer products around. It is best to avoid 3rd party sellers/ebay/amazon/etc... for that stuff.
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[OP]
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Lethbridge
Yeah, I'm leaving that one alone. I've tried cheap, large, SD drives before, but always through a site I could get easy refunds from. They have all resulted in refunds. I'll keep my eye open for more reputable cheap options, and just pay a little more if I have to. Thanks for the feedback guys.
Penalty Box
Mar 23, 2004
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Just find someone with a Costco membership and buy the Sandisk one for $47 or whatever it was.
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Lethbridge
I do have a membership, that may be what I end up doing. Memory Express has AData micro SD's listed cheap, but they're back ordered, and I have my doubts they ever come in.

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