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Thread: Fake Sandisk Ultra II CF cards on eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyFitz
    We should not be on here promoting software piracy or any kind of black market or gray market hardware deals. Somebody somewhere is breaking the law and taking money out of someone else's pockets. Put a lid on it.
    Whoa.......I was just letting people know what was up and buyer beware. Post 4 was because I didn't want people who purchased a card on ebay to automatically think their car is a ticking bomb and throw it out.

    I was in no way promoting the purchase of these cards just giving out info for other members to make their decision.

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    I am in no way condoning it but its not illegal to sell "fakes" as long as you change certain aspect of the appearance. Its done all the time with sunglasses, watches and purses (Oakley=Foakley, Rolex, etc.) If they are truly breaking the law eBay will shut them down. If they aren't, people will figure out the cards are crap and buy the really thing eventually.

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    do these fake SanDisk cards implement "TrueIDE" or whatever they call it? Could be why some people claim to have problems running XP on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFiorito
    do these fake SanDisk cards implement "TrueIDE" or whatever they call it? Could be why some people claim to have problems running XP on them.
    That i don't know. I would try and contact the owners of those sites and see if they can give you any more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkwrx
    I am in no way condoning it but its not illegal to sell "fakes" as long as you change certain aspect of the appearance. Its done all the time with sunglasses, watches and purses (Oakley=Foakley, Rolex, etc.) If they are truly breaking the law eBay will shut them down. If they aren't, people will figure out the cards are crap and buy the really thing eventually.
    A knockoff is a bit different than a counterfeit.

    If someone gets a bad card that's labeled "SanDisk", then that can hurt SanDisk's reputation. If they labeled it "ShamDisk" or something, you're right.

    The problem gets to be much worse in other categories. Like counterfeit rotors, brakes and suspensions.

    They're not made as well, not tested and if they fail, can cause great harm.

    A good deal of those former products on ebays are fakes, ebay doesn't have the resources to verify the legitimacy of all listings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC

    A 30 bucks worth items, they sale for 99 cents and slap a 50 bucks S/H. That is a ******* legal way to cheat ebay listing fee. Nice. Isn't it?
    Can't do that anymore. They scan your listing looking for those types of auctions. My brother just got a warning for doing it and his auction was closed. He was told if he did it again his eBay account would be closed permanently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfay93
    Can't do that anymore. They scan your listing looking for those types of auctions. My brother just got a warning for doing it and his auction was closed. He was told if he did it again his eBay account would be closed permanently.
    I guess they're trying, but I still see it all the time! Or they will say calculated shipping and have a huge handling fee so it is actual plus $50. Or even not mention price, and have it sent afterwards when the sucker has already agreed to buy. If you are careful you can avoid that crap though...
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    yeah i still see it too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentbob343
    yeah i still see it too
    Me three. I'd say almost half the listings I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgunefx
    A knockoff is a bit different than a counterfeit.

    If someone gets a bad card that's labeled "SanDisk", then that can hurt SanDisk's reputation. If they labeled it "ShamDisk" or something, you're right.

    The problem gets to be much worse in other categories. Like counterfeit rotors, brakes and suspensions.

    They're not made as well, not tested and if they fail, can cause great harm.

    A good deal of those former products on ebays are fakes, ebay doesn't have the resources to verify the legitimacy of all listings.
    Legally they can still label the card "SanDisk" as long as they change some minuscule feature like using a slightly different font or something. Its easy to start up a company named SanDisk in a state where the real SanDisk is not registered. Change the logo a tiny bit and your good to go, no copyright infringement as long as you change the logo enough to meet the copyright office requirements (which isn't a lot). I agree it is a problem, especially when you get into products that can cause harm. But it won't last long when they get sued and their liability insurance goes through the roof.

    Now if the fake SanDisk company is using the actual SanDisk logo. The the real SanDisk should sue them and put a stop to this (eventually after the courts rule in 2-3 years). I guess that's what we get for living in a buricratic capitalist economy.

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