2018-08-18 11:41:19 UTC
price of 21.99. The seller's name was
and he/it was described as a new seller with no reviews, based in China.
The item arrived today and I decided it must be a counterfeit product.
There was no Sandisk software on it, and it was a very tight fit and
required some effort to insert it into a USB socket.
I decided not to simply return it for a refund, so I used Amazon Chat to
talk to a member of Amazon staff in real time, and the staff member was
helpful and issued me with a return label, said that they do have staff
who examine counterfeit items, and gave me an extra 5 pound credit. The
seller has been "reported". I haven't checked but I hope the item is no
longer available on Amazon.
So I'm reasonably satisfied with Amazon and I suppose they can't examine
all the goods they sell to check whether they are genuine.
That just leaves the question: do you buy cheap goods on Amazon and do
you have any method for spotting suspicious fake items? Or do you think
that so long as the item works, you aren't bothered? Lots of people say
that the only way to avoid fake Sandisk products is to buy from an
authorised retailer. That's fine, so long as you don't mind paying twice