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  Reply # 943524 30-Nov-2013 21:50
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Should have tested the card. Should name and shame the seller so others don't get ripped off.

And I pretty sure there is nothing wrong with recording a concert for personal use.

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  Reply # 943528 30-Nov-2013 22:14
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Back to the OP's original question. I would...

1. Contact the seller and ask for a refund or at least give them the opportunity to rectify the situation
2. Contact Trade Me and report the seller
3. Add the seller to your black list
4. Rejoice that you will be a little bit wiser in future





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  Reply # 943710 1-Dec-2013 15:18
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hellonearthisman: Should have tested the card. Should name and shame the seller so others don't get ripped off.

And I pretty sure there is nothing wrong with recording a concert for personal use.
It is usually contrary to the t&c of sale of the ticket.

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  Reply # 943712 1-Dec-2013 15:22
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Always buy a decent brand card. Generic cards are cheap for a reason, and the seller probably makes larger margins on them too. I have never had problems with memory cards as a result, as I stick to the decent brands like sandisk

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  Reply # 943894 2-Dec-2013 08:39
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Yeah don't believe that the genuine ones aren't fakes either. I've bought a 64gig branded card in retail packaging online that turned out to be only a 1gig card. I'd follow the steps mentioned earlier inform trademe & ask for a refund from the seller. If you don't complain you're just helping the guy get away with it or at least potentially denying what could be a good trader the chance to set it right. Although this won't get your recordings back.

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  Reply # 943969 2-Dec-2013 10:46
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There are even fake "Genuine" Samsung cards being sold on Amazon (and probably SanDisk and other brands too). Memory cards are one of those things that it pays to only buy from reputable sellers, there's so many scams out there.




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  Reply # 944013 2-Dec-2013 11:32
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Ive bought a few sd and USB memory cards from DX.com and never had a problem

in fact I got a 64gb one and 32gb and they are very fast.. USB 3 and getting speeds like 70 to 100mb/s
read and liek 45mb/s write
not as good as SSD drives though.. think they cost me a bit for the fast speed ones like $50 and $70usd
but so far was worth it.


also if dx sold you faulty stuff its easy to send back.. they refund postage if under 90 days and refund money or replace item.

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stevenz: There are even fake "Genuine" Samsung cards being sold on Amazon (and probably SanDisk and other brands too). Memory cards are one of those things that it pays to only buy from reputable sellers, there's so many scams out there.


The retailers are not always aware either, sometimes they think they're buying genuine product, the factory or middleman sends them samples that are genuine etc.

 

Still the best way to solve it is to refuse it and make the seller aware, or if they are aware, make it cost them.

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  Reply # 944276 2-Dec-2013 18:12
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jtbthatsme: Yeah don't believe that the genuine ones aren't fakes either. I've bought a 64gig branded card in retail packaging online that turned out to be only a 1gig card. I'd follow the steps mentioned earlier inform trademe & ask for a refund from the seller. If you don't complain you're just helping the guy get away with it or at least potentially denying what could be a good trader the chance to set it right. Although this won't get your recordings back.
Not to mention involving the Police (although to be fair the seller may have been similarly fooled, in which case he probably hasn't committed a crime).

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  Reply # 946657 6-Dec-2013 16:01
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Just a thought,  is the device you used the card in rated to use 64gb?
And what class is the card?  Can it handle the data rate from your recording device?

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  Reply # 946679 6-Dec-2013 16:51
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If the seller refunds before you return it tell you you sent it to the manufacturer's fraud team and let them sweat it out a bit

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  Reply # 946879 7-Dec-2013 02:25
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loceff13: If the seller refunds before you return it tell you you sent it to the manufacturer's fraud team and let them sweat it out a bit


It's a cumquat why would you send it back to the guys that made it a fake in the first place they'll just re-manufacture it and resell it to some other mug best to get your money back and cut the damn thing in half before sending it back


and I've personally seen fake sandisk and kingstone sd cards usually it's the larger sized ones they fake 32GB/64GB/128GB

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  Reply # 946888 7-Dec-2013 07:00
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If you destroy the card, you have no right to get your money back, fake or not.

The seller deserves the benefit of the doubt, especially if they're refunding you. They should be able to test the card and try to get a refund themselves.




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  Reply # 946908 7-Dec-2013 07:50
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The OP has not even responded I wonder if they even did anything?

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