[Coco] off-topic: USB drives scam?

Roger Taylor operator at coco3.com
Thu Oct 15 19:27:34 EDT 2009

At 03:34 PM 10/15/2009, you wrote:
>Roger Taylor wrote:
>>For this reason I've given up on USB sticks until I can fix the 
>>ones I have.  If they can't be fixed, I'll have to put this one on 
>>my bamboozle list.
>My colleague bought a batch of counterfeit Corsair 64GB USB drives a 
>few months ago. Fortunately he bought them from a reputable dealer 
>and was able to obtain a full refund once they discovered they were 
>selling counterfeits. He's still got them but never used them - 
>reportedly they have similar problems as you describe.
>You just need to be sure that you're buying genuine product and 
>you'll be right. Same story with "Sony" memory sticks a few years 
>back. The adages "you get what you pay for" and "if it's too good to 
>be true..." apply here. I paid a premium for my Corsair 16GB sticks 
>but never had a problem with them.

I'm pretty sure I bought all my USB flash drives from Wal-Mart.

~ Roger Taylor

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