Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1196 posts

Uber Geek


#193628 18-Mar-2016 07:30
Send private message

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.





'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


Create new topic

Stu

Hammered
5465 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1515293 18-Mar-2016 07:43
Send private message

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).




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size




1196 posts

Uber Geek


  #1515435 18-Mar-2016 10:04
Send private message

You're in NZ and buying from Amazon, Stu?





'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


Stu

Hammered
5465 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1515449 18-Mar-2016 10:22
Send private message

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.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


595 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #1515458 18-Mar-2016 10:29

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




1196 posts

Uber Geek


  #1515459 18-Mar-2016 10:33
Send private message

Stu, any problems with an Amazon purchase? I've always understood that freight costs from America are very high.





'Ask not what you can do for your country: ask what you can do for me'. Donald J.Trump. US President 2016 - 2020.

 

 

 

 


Stu

Hammered
5465 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1515467 18-Mar-2016 10:44
Send private message

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!





Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


29026 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1524406 2-Apr-2016 08:38
Send private message

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.

 

 


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 brings to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.