SD Card Deals–“If it’s too good to be true…”

Counterfeit SD cards

(Originally published on the Run ‘n Gun Videography Blog.)

I’ve always used SanDisk cards and never, ever had a problem in the 5 or 6 years I’ve being using digital equipment.

Also, I generally get the highest rated cards in terms of speed and bit rate for the equipment I’m using.

One is tempted when making SD card purchases to find a really good deal.

BUT, if what you find seems too good to be true, it probably isn’t true.

Here’s a story about SD card counterfeiting

As you will see, the counterfeited cards look identical. And where you’ll find these great deals is on eBay, Amazon or similar sites.

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One response

  1. this looks like the same nonsense as the palm cameras with a frankenrig instead of a real shoulder camera (and palm cameras instead of a cell phone that takes even better pics): in the US you buy the cards from B&H , and here’s the nonsense. If you look at the prices then the ebay “deals” (mostly a fake) cost even more then the real thing from B&H . Look and believe it. the nonsense doesn’t end there: often places where you buy used stuff like craigslist or ebay are again more expensive than B&H, Adorama or KEH for the same used stuff. Hard to believe? yeah…

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