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  1. nickoakdl

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    Here is what I'm gonna do:

    Mark several of these sellers as favorites and check up on their feedback in a month or so. With the amount of these on ebay right now, they should still be available come a month or so. What might happen is these guys set up accounts and establish good ratings by selling crap, then they sell 40 or so of these at $25 and make $1000, then they receive negative feedback, start a new account and do it all again.
     

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  2. Camslam

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    2 of the 3 listings for the 32gb cards on Ebay have been removed, I'm betting because they were bogus.

    Guess I'll be sticking with the 16gb card because $200 for a 32gb card is a bit ridiculous given it will cost more than the phone itself. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Ilya

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    Yeah I might just get a 16GB card to hold me over for a couple of months (I'm working with 8GB on the Pre lol). It'll at least fit all of my music and maybe one DVD quality movie.
     
  4. drexappeal

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    Like hopalee said, I ordered that same one from ebay and ebay removed the bid after I had already paid. I opened a case with Paypal, but already got a response that the card is shipping.

    I checked the tracking number I was given and it's coming from overseas (Taiwan, I'm assuming), but don't know if the product actually shipped. Anyhow, I'll let you all know if it really is legit once I get it. I'm just not sure my Touch Pro will identify up to 32gb, so it may not be until I get my EVO in 3 weeks (woah, that's kinda weird to say!).
     
  5. Neon8

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    Are class 4 or class 6 really needed or are class 2 fast enough for video record to and play?
     
  6. Rigmaster

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    Probably not legit or worth the chance. I'm betting these cards will be at $99 by end summer/early fall though.
     
  7. drexappeal

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    Just wanted to update you all on my experience with this card. I actually completed my transaction before ebay removed the item. When I got it, it looked okay/pretty legit. I popped it into my Touch Pro and it identified 32gb. I looked for other ones on ebay that were selling for the same price. There was one new user that had gotten a lot of positive feedback, but there were a couple that said the card was fake and that the real amount of memory was 2gb.

    Since, this was pretty much a trial and error purchase for me, I decided to put it into my SD card adaptor and pop it into my laptop. As of this morning, I had 29GB of music transfered over to the microSD card.

    Here's the thing. The card indicated it was Class 4 (which I don't believe is true because the files were transferring over at a little over 2mbps). I also was only able to check a few mp3's, prior to leaving for work this morning.

    At any rate, the files I chose to copy over did transfer to the microSD. Just need to go through them tonight to verify if it actually worked or if the files are corrupted or any outstanding issues.
     
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  8. Camslam

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    Keep us updated and if it works out, I would love to know who your seller was to see if they have any more if they are legit.

    I have seen a couple on Ebay everyday that are 32GB micro's, but the sellers have no ratings and they are from China. (Call me crazy to be cautious) :D

    Anyways, thanks for the info and let us know if it all checks out.
     
  9. drexappeal

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    Seller got the boot, right after I paid. Got an email from ebay saying that they removed the item, but it was too late.

    All I remember is that I paid $27.99, free shipping.

    As for the cards coming from Taiwan, that part of it I don't mind at all cuz HTC is a Taiwanese company and I'm pretty sure SanDisk originated there as well.

    I'll try to post again tonight. I'm headed out the door in a minute, so I'll check as soon as I get home (might take me some time to go through all the music). Thing is, if it did work, I'm gonna have to delete some of those cuz I really need the space for HQ videos.
     
  10. Jesse

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    Avoid buying flash memory on Ebay at all cost. Especially if the deal seems like it's too good to be true. I used to work in tech support for a large memory manufacturer, and I dealt with no less than 5 customers a day who had purchased counterfeit memory off Ebay.
     
  11. Agent Jones

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    i bought a 32gig micro sd card and a 16gig micro sd card on ebay 3 weeks ago. took about 10 days to arrive and work flawlessly.

    paid 30 bucks for the 32gig and 20 for the 16gig. both have had items moved over and work great.
     
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  12. drexappeal

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    Jesse is absolutely correct...LOL...So, the files showed that they transferred, but majority of them had errors. I promptly deleted everything on the SD card and sure enough, majority of the card showed that it was full, with exception to 4.44GB!...HAHAHAHA

    Oh well, no worries. I already have a case in with Paypal, so I'll just get my money back. I was willing to take the risk, but I guess I'll just stick with my 16GB card (authentic) and then buy a 32GB soon.

    At least I tested for all of you, so that nobody goes through the same situation.
     
  13. drexappeal

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    what seller?
     
  14. Agent Jones

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    i have been using mine with no problems at all. I use it in my DSLR Sony Alpha camera, macbook pro filled with movies and music, and then stuck it in my Panasonic TV. i havent filled the 32 gig yet but i think its at 25gigs.
     
  15. drexappeal

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    And have you checked to make sure that all the files are good? What seller did you use on ebay?
     
  16. hitekalex

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    Interesting.. can you let us know the exact seller? Looks like Chinese figured out how to make cheap clones of SanDisk 32GB microSD's. Wow.
     
  17. reallynotnick

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    I'm more leaning towards they were stolen as the 32nm process is so new and no one else is making 32GB cards.
     
  18. Agent Jones

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    i just looked for them and they are not there anymore. I dont think they were stolen. i think it was a Chinese company but i just got a good one.
     
  19. htc.EVOlution

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    so 32gb is a go? should i buy? any idea on topram company?
     
  20. Agent Jones

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    just tried the 32gig in my evo and its working great! havent tried the 16 gig yet
     
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  22. drexappeal

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    How much of the 32gb card have you used already?
     
  23. rushmore

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    THAT is why they are priced so low, so people "take a chance". Just a few hundred that take the chance and order rakes in big bucks for these "sellers", since all these are usually 4gb or less cards mapped to falsely read as 15.11 gb free. Try and fill some files and see when the device says full. It will be waaaay less than 32gb ;)

    Nobody at this time makes 32gb microsd except Sandisk. Kingston is planning to toward the end of year. They cost too much to make and that is why they are just class 2 and $200 street price ATM.
     
  24. Agent Jones

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    i have used about 25gigs of it of the available 29.2 (cant remember the exact number) filled, with vids, pics, and music. all of it has played back flawlessly on my macbook and evo so far. Speed was decent, transfered at about 2.5mbps

    not the same seller but packaging looks the same.
     
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  25. drexappeal

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    I reformatted my card. Hopefully that'll make a difference. I'm showing 32GB available again without anything on the card, so I'll let you all know what happens. If the files are messed up again, I'll take a pic and share it on here.
     
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