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Selling Kingston Technologies USB Flash Drives On eBay? Watch Out! eBay Is Suspending Sellers.

Posted by flashchiptutor on June 12, 2010

Are you selling 64GB 128GB 256GB Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drives On eBay? Becareful! If you bought your inventory from a wholesaler on the internet, especially one based in Asia, you could be in big trouble.

If the seller is not authorized by Kingston, the probability of you buying a counterfeit false capacity usb flash drive is extremely high. Especially if you paid very low prices. There is a very low profit margin on selling usb flash drives. Did you know that? 80% of the cost is the usb flash drive storage chip.

There is only one sure way to verify that you did not buy a fake. Kingston etches serial numbers on the usb connector. Read this guide to learn more : Kingston USB Flash Drives. How To Check You Have A Genuine One And Not A Counterfeit – Easy Guide. Kingston Technologies Fighting To Protect Consumers And Itself From Counterfeits.

You should also test the usb flash drives you buy with a software called H2testw. It is free. To learn more about how to use it and why read: H2testw 1.4 – Gold Standard In Detecting USB Counterfeit Drives

eBay is suspending sellers who offer Kingston Technologies usb flash drives at unrealistic prices according to SOSFakeFlash. Kingston is increasing pressure on eBay.

Don’t lose your hard earned reputation. Open some of your inventory, check for serial numbers and test the real capacity of the usb flash drives!

Additional Reading:

Crises on Ebay For Fake Flash Memory Products Sold In 32GB 64GB 128GB 256GB – SOSFakeFlash Reports

Kingston DT310/256 Counterfeits Sold On eBay!

256GB Kingston DataTraveler Leather USB 2.0 256 GB – The Most Famous Counterfeit Fake Sold

Kingston Technologies Under Attack From Fake Flash Memory Seller Piranhas In The Orient. DT200 Counterfeits 8GB 16GB 32GB Flood Global Market.

Current Prices For Genuine Kingston DataTraveler 200 128GB USB2.0 Flash Drives DT200/128GB And For Fakes – A Guide

Buying A Kingston DataTraveler DT200 128GB Flash Drive On eBay? What You See Might Not Be What You Receive. Have a look.

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kingstonusbcf.com Abuses Google Advertising Confirmed by Kingston Technologies To Sell Counterfeit Products

Posted by flashchiptutor on June 26, 2009

SOSFakeFlash is one of the groups in the FrankenFlash Project fighting against fraud. False capacity mp players, usb flash drives and memory cards. Recently they received reports about a site: www.kingstonusbcf.com . FakeFlashNews and SOSFakeFlash published on the subject and victims began reporting in. Kingston Technologies confirmed that this site sells counterfeit merchandise using the Kingston brand name. Based in China there appears little that can be done to shut this site down. Meanwhile buyers continue to be frauded and risk loosing data to the usb flash drives being sold.

This site relies heavily on google advertising and is reported to have it’s ads inserted into many websites. Even into sites that report about fake usb flash drives! SOSFakeFlash issued a call to the public for assistance in fighting this fraud: Read SOSFakeFlash News June 26th, 2009 . You can read more on the subject at the news site: http://fakeflashnews.wordpress.com/

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