Beware of ebay Sandisk CFs, Pictures included.

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Zeiv
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Beware of ebay Sandisk CFs, Pictures included.
Aug 2, 2009

Hello,

So I found Sandisk Extreme IV in ebay with an attractive pricetag, ordered, installed, and didnt take more than few weeks to stop working. i.e my Canon 50D stop responding, and the CF can not be accessed by CF reader or the cam itself.

Contacted Sandisk, and they explained to me that it is an "imitation" , a counterfeit, and sent me a picture of how the original CF should look like..

First their reply:

Hello!

I’m sorry to tell you this but you have purchased a counterfeit card. Unfortunately I cannot replace it.
Please find attached the photo of a genuine card.
It is easy to see the differences.
First the Sandisk logo on the label of your card doesn’t have the ® sign.
Secondly the label on the card is not centered and it looks unprofessional.

Best regards,
Cornel I.
SanDisk Technical Support

and the pic. they've sent me:

the one I bought from ebay:
hmmm do you the ® sign?! or I'm having a visual hallucination here?

Thanks.

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