Buying Sandisk Compact flash cards on Ebay?

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  1. Tyler Durden

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    I have been searching online trying to find a good deal on a 4gb or 8gb compact flash card. I have read that some sellers are selling fake cards and I was wondering if you guys had any advice on the situation. Thanks for your time!

    Chris
     
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    Buy your memory stick at BestBuy or B&H not in eBay.
     
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    I'd have to agree on this one. I am an Ebay junkie, but do a little research, and you will find that there are counterfeit complaints all over the place regarding memory cards. That is one item where I would definitely stick with a "brick & mortar" store or a reputable online retailer.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys
     
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    DO NOT BUY MEMORY CARDS ON EBAY!!!!
     
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    sigh... i remember a time when i loved ebay...
     
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    radio shack....4gb CF...$24.
     
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    J&R 8gb Kingston CF card ~$20
     
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    I bought mine at Costco and zero problems with it - though it is faster to write to in one of mine cameras than the other, but I am fairly certain after reading the manuals it is the camera, not the card.
     
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    Go to NewEgg.com and buy there. I completely trust them.
     
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    No ebay. Go to adorama or something that you can really trust. -TJ
     
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    You can even buy fakes on Amazon.
     

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