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Thread: Is hardware from dealextreme.com any good?

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    Is hardware from dealextreme.com any good?

    A coworker told me about www.dealextreme.com, this site is crazy. I don't know how everything is so cheap, maybe it doesn't work, but I'd like to order some stuff to find out. Anyone know if this stuff would be any good on my car computer?

    USB Sound cards:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5831
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14248
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.16858

    Bluetooth mirror:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14602
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10450

    microphone:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4468
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.6328

    in car cameras:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13052
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5891

    Looks like SPAM, I know but I took a while putting this list together and I'm wondering if half this stuff would work. There's a pile of other stuff there too, even capture cards for the cameras. What do you think?
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    Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
    Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
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    2005 Honda Civic

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    It's just like any cheap chinese stuff you would get at a flea market or in chinatown. Just dont expect high quality. About 90%+ of the stuff I order from dealextreme works like fine. Occasionally, stuff arrives DOA, or the memory cards might be fake (aka order a 2gb, but only 512 works), but customer service is great and they deal with it promptly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobb View Post
    or the memory cards might be fake (aka order a 2gb, but only 512 works), but customer service is great and they deal with it promptly.
    Hey, you're in Calgary too, so was it truly free shipping? And once when I bought a legitimate flash drive locally I couldn't use more than 512 until I formatted it for FAT32 and then I could use it all. Try that. And thanks, I'm going to try out some of the night vision cameras for reverse and see how they are.
    Ampie Case
    2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
    256 MB DDR2 PC5400
    Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
    Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
    M2-ATX-HV

    2005 Honda Civic

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    Yes it is truly free shipping. It takes a while though, sometimes over 4 weeks.

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    Hopefully I'll have it before the Driven 2009 show at the Big Four in June. Come check out my car if you're there, I'll be showing. Oops, got to go register....
    Ampie Case
    2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
    256 MB DDR2 PC5400
    Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
    Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
    M2-ATX-HV

    2005 Honda Civic

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    My best advise would be don't buy anything that doesn't have a whole lot of reviews, and read all of them first. And some reviews are never seen. lol Some things are really cheaply made, some not so bad, and most of it's a pretty good value.

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    Cool sounds great, Ill keep that in mind if I go to DTP this year. Unfortunately I was out of the city most of the summer, so I missed out on DTP 08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
    My best advise would be don't buy anything that doesn't have a whole lot of reviews, and read all of them first. And some reviews are never seen. lol Some things are really cheaply made, some not so bad, and most of it's a pretty good value.
    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.
    Quote Originally Posted by nobb View Post
    Cool sounds great, Ill keep that in mind if I go to DTP this year. Unfortunately I was out of the city most of the summer, so I missed out on DTP 08.
    Ya, me too. I moved down to Atlanta in 2007 and then to New York before bringing the car back to Canada. I showed at DTP 2007 though.
    Ampie Case
    2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
    256 MB DDR2 PC5400
    Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
    Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
    M2-ATX-HV

    2005 Honda Civic

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    Don‘t worry those goods, they were could work mostly......they were so cheap because they were came from china....

    but I recommend this website.....

    http://www.cross-mark.com

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    I've ordered from them a few times now. Yes, the shipping takes forever, but it's free and it does eventually come. Everything that has a brand name is fake, or most likely fake. It doesn't mean it's junk, but it's something to remember. Most of the stuff works well enough and is a good value.

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