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Topic # 193628 18-Mar-2016 07:30
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Anyone been lumbered with name brand cards that turned out to be knockoffs?

 

Some of the sellers seem very reluctant to state that their wares are genuine.


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  Reply # 1515293 18-Mar-2016 07:43
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I would never contemplate buying flash memory products from pretty much anyone on Trademe. The risk of getting a dud is too high. I buy from Amazon (only products sold and supplied by Amazon) or bricks and mortar stores if they have really good sales (which does happen occasionally).




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  Reply # 1515435 18-Mar-2016 10:04
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You're in NZ and buying from Amazon, Stu?


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  Reply # 1515449 18-Mar-2016 10:22
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Yes. But only when the price is right. Just bought a 200GB MicroSd card for my phone. Was US$79.95 plus freight. Much cheaper than buying from NZ.




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Use dx.com many of the cards on DX have reviews where people have confirmed that the card match their rated specs.




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  Reply # 1515459 18-Mar-2016 10:33
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Stu, any problems with an Amazon purchase? I've always understood that freight costs from America are very high.


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  Reply # 1515467 18-Mar-2016 10:44
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None at all. I pretty much only buy products from Amazon that are supplied AND shipped by Amazon themselves (of course there are other sellers listing on Amazon as well). The freight was US$8.83 for this order, which included the Sandisk 200GB MicroSD card, a 64GB MicroSD card and a phone case for the youngest daughter. All up for under NZ$200 I have no complaints (other than a crappy exhange rate!), especially when the 200GB MicroSD card in NZ is in excess of $300 alone!





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  Reply # 1524406 2-Apr-2016 08:38
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geekIT:

 

I've always understood that freight costs from America are very high.

 

 

Depends exactly what you're buying. If it's something big and heavy then yes freight will be expensive. If it's shipping from Amazon directly you'll find shipping prices for smaller products can be incredibly cheap.

 

 


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