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# 214400 9-May-2017 19:47
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Looking for a Chromecast and found these on eBay http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/For-Google-Chromecast-2-Chrome-Cast-Digital-Media-Video-Stream-HD-TV-WiFi-HDMI-/201898721645?nav=SEARCH

Had anyone bought one? Are they legitimate?

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  # 1778705 9-May-2017 19:56
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Yeah, looks legit, probably a refurb. I got a refurbished second gen one from Walmart in the US for a similar price in January.


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  # 1778731 9-May-2017 20:19
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I get warnings about the wireless when setting up a US sourced chromecast in the app, not sure what it will miss out on since I have put my wifi back onto non DFS channels since so many other things I have wont connect, but it is something to be aware of with the google chromecasts that they do seem to have a US version of the hardware.





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  # 1778736 9-May-2017 20:23
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What version Chromecast do you have? My first gen Chromecast I bought from Amazon with US plug before they were available in NZ, had to go through YouShop, and I've never had any firmware WiFi issues.

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  # 1778744 9-May-2017 20:34
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Yeah that's odd 2 out if 3 of my Chromecasts are from the US, never had any messages or problems about wifi.

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  # 1778751 9-May-2017 20:47
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I have 3 from the US because we only have black ones here and I figured that getting the colours would help me tell them apart - when configuring the wifi it has a warning. Not resetting them up to just screenshot it, but this thread here has some screenshots that match what I remember - but mine worked ok unlike the guy in that thread.

 

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chromecast/gMapTeqM_U4

 

 





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  # 1779555 11-May-2017 12:08
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One day has got them new for $60 and refurb for $50 today. Not as cheap but if you are worried about some of the aforementioned issues...




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  # 1781592 13-May-2017 12:24
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This seller has a ton of positive feedback so might be worth the plunge provided NZ/AUS plugs are provided.

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm?itemId=201916653623

 
 
 
 


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  # 1781640 13-May-2017 13:48
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I have ordered 3 so will see how they are once they arrive

 

 

 

 


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  # 1792173 31-May-2017 09:53
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They are fakes...

 

Wecast devices

 

 

 


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  # 1792194 31-May-2017 10:25
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Have you started refund process yet with eBay? Hope they don't want you to send it back.





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  # 1792203 31-May-2017 10:43
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Yep have started the process

 

I can send them back if they want, but since they don't match the description they have to pay.

 

eBay policy is "The cost of return shipping is the seller's responsibility. For return of items with a total cost of $750 or more, we require signature confirmation."

 

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/money-back-guarantee.html#description


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  # 1792259 31-May-2017 11:52
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Did they change the title on the auction? It now says Miracast at the top - pretty sure it didnt originally say that...


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  # 1792262 31-May-2017 11:55
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tchart:

 

Did they change the title on the auction? It now says Miracast at the top - pretty sure it didnt originally say that...

 

 

 

 

I think they did. So will this not work at all, I have one on its way :(


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  # 1792263 31-May-2017 11:55
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tchart:

 

Did they change the title on the auction? It now says Miracast at the top - pretty sure it didnt originally say that...

 

 

 

 

They did, it used to be "For Google Chromecast 2 Chrome Cast Digital Media Video Stream HD TV WiFi HDMI"

 

 


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  # 1792271 31-May-2017 12:09
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Do they even have dual band wifi let alone being AC? a 5GHz miracast stick is about what these sell for, and they are only n, so I have my doubts so that is another reason for refund despite being fake since the description still lists all the real chromecasts specs.





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