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We Got SCAMMED on Deal Extreme...

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We look into how to differentiate misleading products from the real thing on sites like Deal Extreme, Aliexpress, and eBay.

 

 

 

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It's not getting scammed if you're okay with giving some chump in his moms basement your hard earned cash for no reason ;)

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To play devil's advocate here, the title of "...USB 2.0 Type C to RJ45 10GBps Network..." is descriptive of compatibility, not performance.

All you are getting is a thing that works on anything from 10gig or less into a type C USB2.0

 

I suppose there could be some obscure scenario where you need that wired network connection but only have type C, and usb 2 is cheaper than 3 (or whatever it gets called these days)

 

But really, it's a con, and they seem to rely on the fact it isn't worth you returning the item and just writing off the 4 bucks.

 

PS. that blender is the same sorta thing, nothing incorrect in the title. But misleading

 

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TL;DW: Demonstrated tips for identifying scams, using a blatantly obvious scam as an example:

 

  • Beware conflicting info throughout the product page (e.g. spec being listed with a different value in the title vs the specs)
  • Look at the product pic and model number, see if you can Google that for a match for something conflicting with the advertised product - scams often just slap a label on an existing product and resell as something different
  • If you don't know what a spec means, Google it - it can indicate whether something is BS, like 10Gbps networking over USB2.0
  • Reviews lie, and average review scores lie - this applies even to reputable stores like Amazon
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I bet the Aquantia also adds AVB audio when connected to a Mac so you could also use it as an audio card.

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always look for bad reviews / complains, thats what to be expected.

everything on the internet can be fake, you take your own risk .

just set a budget you are happy to throw away with no return~ this is internet shopping lol

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10 hours ago, Herbstein said:

That blender is not falsely advertised, as it was advertised as European. Here I can easily pull 2.2 kW from my standard 230 V outlets.

Actually, we can pull a bit over 3600W on a 16A.

 

Am I the only one who knows that a 4€ product can't function at said specs? It's just so out of the "too good to be true" you can't even miss it. It's like USB drives when I was buying 64GB ones. If it was 64GB and cost like 5€ I knew it can't be a real thing. But those that were 30€ and branded from Sandisk and item location even within Europe, I knew they were the real thing. Yet they were like 15-20€ cheaper than in retail stores. That is significant and I actually still have those USB drives and they are the real deal.

 

When I wanted a micro WiFi USB adapter, I found one with Realtek chipset for like 3€. I literally didn't care as I was only looking for a WiFi module for USB that "works". Similar ones were sold for 30+ € in retail stores.

 

It's similar with TPU cases for phones. They sell them for freaking 15-20€ in retails, the ones on eBay are like 1€ and they are really good quality. Over time you just kinda develop a sense for these things and how you prioritize them. When I want warranty and 100% reliability I'll go with higher costing options that have that. When I just need something for "that'll do", these cheap things on eBay are great. Like this $4 RJ45 to USB. If you just need an interface to do the task and you want it cheap coz you only need it once, you may not even care about the speeds. I need to recover data via ethernet for some reason one time, I don't care if it takes 4 days. It'll be done and it'll cost me 4 bucks. But if you need 10GBps, then sure.

 

Btw, that proper ethernet to Lightning is ridiculous. You pay like 50+ bucks just for the extruded aluminium case that literally serves no purpose other than being big and fancy.

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It's not false advertising. It's just that the '10Gbps' on that page decodes to '10 gigabit per some time' with that 'some time' being 100 seconds.

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what's worse than false advertising are ones that fontload the title as if they were tags, causing the results page to be crowded with mostly unrelated stuff

<- (says the guy who frontloads his threads with novelty tags)

 

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PICK ONE!!!!

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2 hours ago, VegetableStu said:

what's worse than false advertising are ones that fontload the title as if they were tags, causing the results page to be crowded with mostly unrelated stuff

<- (says the guy who frontloads his threads with novelty tags)

 

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PICK ONE!!!!

"New Macbook iPhone Kia Sportage for sale (CR2024 battery)!!!" Only 0.40$!!! x 1000s

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45 minutes ago, TechyBen said:

"New Macbook iPhone Kia Sportage for sale (CR2024 battery)!!!" Only 0.40$!!! x 1000s

"Skate shoe 92mm 4-wheel aluminium frame rocker Inline Skate Rollerblade 1080p 60fps black blue green maroon cool ultra-durable strimmer boot ABS chicken powerslide tricks"

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2 hours ago, VegetableStu said:

what's worse than false advertising are ones that fontload the title as if they were tags, causing the results page to be crowded with mostly unrelated stuff

<- (says the guy who frontloads his threads with novelty tags)

 

D1L8joZ.png

PICK ONE!!!!

I also hate when sellers use some stupid low price like $1 for the listing, but when you pick an actual color it jumps to $12. So, they are selling a $1 product that you can't actually buy, but costs $12 because that's how much any of the colors actually costs. eBay of course lists the entry as $1. This is really super annoying and stupid.

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1 hour ago, RejZoR said:

I also hate when sellers use some stupid low price like $1 for the listing, but when you pick an actual color it jumps to $12. So, they are selling a $1 product that you can't actually buy, but costs $12 because that's how much any of the colors actually costs. eBay of course lists the entry as $1. This is really super annoying and stupid.

And then there are the listings where they list it as 1 cent but the shipping is the entire cost of the product 

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1 hour ago, Sychic said:

And then there are the listings where they list it as 1 cent but the shipping is the entire cost of the product 

that's getting a little less prevalent these days as ebay now charge final fees based on price and P+P combined

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4 hours ago, Sychic said:

And then there are the listings where they list it as 1 cent but the shipping is the entire cost of the product 

Or the Amazon Prime "free delivery" items that cost exactly the cost of postage more than the non-prime free delivery versions. XD

 

As crafty as a fox, not! 😂

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