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Old 12-10-2006, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried one? They are so much cheaper than retail. Please advise
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you will end up buying a lot of knock offs and fake memory from eBay hence the cheaper price. Im not saying that everyone sells fake memory on eBay but a lot do.

Basically you get what you pay for...
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That's what I heard too.
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I picked up one a couple of months ago for about 65 bucks and I couldn't be happier...check out the sellers feedback, use paypal and you should be fine...or just go to BBuy and buy it and try it.

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Old 12-11-2006, 02:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried one? They are so much cheaper than retail. Please advise
I have been on eBay since March 1998, feedback of 1500. So I know a little about this kind of stuff.

I would NOT buy memory from anyone who has low feedback [say less than 100].

I would NOT buy memory from anyone with a positive percentage rating of less than 99.5% If the person has thousands of feedbacks, I would look at their negatives received. If the seller has received a lot of negatives, I pass on the auction even if they have a 99.5% rating or higher.

I would NOT buy memory from anyone who does NOT sell memory for a living, so to speak. If someone sells lots of memory and they have high positive feedback, that usually means they are selling genuine memory, such as SanDisk or Kingston.

If the auction is by someone selling a lone chip because he or she does not need the memory, then make sure their feedback is stellar. This is because some bungholes will sell memory that they fried to the unsuspecting on eBay.

Lastly, be careful that the memory being sold is not labeled to look like name brand chips. SanDisk, for example, has a certain look. Sellers will plaster a label that looks close to a SanDisk on to cheap Chinese chips and hope bidders will use "Buy It Now" in a hurry without noticing that the chips are not true SanDisk chips.

Good luck.
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Sorry if this has been covered, but I am new and its easier to add to this thread then to search endlesly!

I read somewhere that even tho advertised to take 2GB microSD cards, the Pearl can only actually accept a 1GB card, is this true?

And if true, will (hopefully) a firmware (is that what it is called on phones?) update fix this, and furthermore, make it able to accept future advancements (4GB and higher) microSD cards?
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Sorry if this has been covered, but I am new and its easier to add to this thread then to search endlesly!

I read somewhere that even tho advertised to take 2GB microSD cards, the Pearl can only actually accept a 1GB card, is this true?

And if true, will (hopefully) a firmware (is that what it is called on phones?) update fix this, and furthermore, make it able to accept future advancements (4GB and higher) microSD cards?
The initial T-Mo .42 OS has the 1GB limitation. Newer OS's and I think the Cingular version accept 2GB.
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Just stay away from folks with less than 99.9% positive feedback on eBay..!
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Tigerdirect, Newegg or Frys is a good choice for micro sd.
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..and avoid those sellers shipping their stuff from hongkong or china.

i also bought a micro sd card from ebay and it is a proper sandisk.. no problems at all.
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Buy.com is selling Kingston 1GB microSD cards right now for $14.95 after Google checkout and rebate (sorry, cant post URLs yet):

www dot buy dot com/retail/product.asp?sku=202984127&adid=17070&dcaid=17070
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Buy.com is selling Kingston 1GB microSD cards right now for $14.95 after Google checkout and rebate (sorry, cant post URLs yet):

www dot buy dot com/retail/product.asp?sku=202984127&adid=17070&dcaid=17070

Oh wow! Wish I was a newbie just getting mine.
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..and avoid those sellers shipping their stuff from hongkong or china.

i also bought a micro sd card from ebay and it is a proper sandisk.. no problems at all.
Well, I once bought a memory card for one of my Nokia phones and it was shipped from Hong Kong, no problems whatsoever with that particular one. Maybe I got lucky.

I think the best thing is to check the seller's feedback!
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah....always the feedback.
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