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Decent price for a genuine branded 4gb pro duo card with a 5 year warranty.

For a couple of quid more they do one with a card reader

http://www.memorybits.co.uk/shop/memory-stick-pro-duo/sandisk-4gb-pro-duo-stick-with-card-reader.-sdmspdr4096e10/4726

7% quidco as well.

Cheers

G
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#1
Ah, someone posted mine and Geordietruckers deal from the other post.

Very enterprising.

:pirate: CJ :pirate:
#2
Never saw your post (although I've searched your posts now) as I saw this somewhere else (hence the final all in price discrepancy) The other poster probably saw your post! So in a big old circle it's come back round again :)

http://www.hotelinteractive.com/images/101706%5Cspok_sm.jpg

Indeed.......
#3
When you pay using Google Checkout Quidco doesn't track. So no 7% Quidco with this company!
#4
Who are memorybits.co.uk

...not heard of them before - are they reputable?
#5
[LEFT]funny that this deal got posted today. I place an order on Monday and received today. Im pretty confident that these are legit so didnt mind paying couple quid more than ebay prices. One thing I was unaware of though is that the memory stick and adapter did not come in a retail package, these must be OEM and they must buy in bulk. Doesnt worry me though as long as they are real.

Great delivery times and Im confident that these are genuine[/LEFT]
#6
Check on the PSP if it supports MagicGate. That's usually the easiest way to check if it's a legit card.
#7
????
they have a much different price £37.87
#8
stuartw
????
they have a much different price £37.87


Plus the £3 of so to take it over £40 ... then the £10 reduction when you play via Google Checkout takes it down to just over £30. :)
#9
stuartw
????
they have a much different price £37.87


If you look at the title is says £30.82 (Google checkout)

If you read this Google Checkout Thread all will become clear :)
#10
rodney_jxl
[LEFT]funny that this deal got posted today. I place an order on Monday and received today. Im pretty confident that these are legit so didnt mind paying couple quid more than ebay prices. One thing I was unaware of though is that the memory stick and adapter did not come in a retail package, these must be OEM and they must buy in bulk. Doesnt worry me though as long as they are real.

Great delivery times and Im confident that these are genuine[/LEFT]


Thats quite worrying - don't they say on the memorybits site that they are OEM and not in packaging? Its news to me that they'd come as OEM - as OEM generally applies to computer components?

In fact, I've never heard of memorybits before someone mentioned it before on my thread - have you confirmed its genuine?

One other thing to worth considering - I've heard of Sandisk fakes (blue ones and the high speed ones) but nowhere have I heard that the translucent gaming ones were faked (possibly due to the higher cost of the plastics). Can anyone confirm this?
#11
cheers mate just ordered me ne of those
#12
Ordered yesterday evening, sent out this morning using 1st class Royal Mail! :thumbsup:
They have some good prices on batteries for Nokia mobiles (6300 and also other models)!
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gobby88
Thats quite worrying - don't they say on the memorybits site that they are OEM and not in packaging? Its news to me that they'd come as OEM - as OEM generally applies to computer components?

In fact, I've never heard of memorybits before someone mentioned it before on my thread - have you confirmed its genuine?

One other thing to worth considering - I've heard of Sandisk fakes (blue ones and the high speed ones) but nowhere have I heard that the translucent gaming ones were faked (possibly due to the higher cost of the plastics). Can anyone confirm this?


Im not worried about if this is genuine

Sandisk do OEM components, Ive looked on their website
http://www.sandisk.com/Oem/Default.aspx?CatID=1011

I even called Sandisk on ph 1(866) SAN.DISK (North America) and they confirmed my serial number to be legit (I guess this could be faked but at least I know Ill have a 5 year warranty with them)

Ive copied over almost a full 4 gig of HiDef 1080 clips to my memory stick and played via my PC and it all seems very responsive, no stutters as mentioned in another post to indicate a fake.

Memorybits do a gaming version but I dont think there is any difference appart from plastic type (and the retail version of the Gaming model doesnt include adapter-I think) Its a couple quid more at memorybits

All in all I think Memorybits should have indicated somewhere it didnt come in retail packaging (maybe its in the fine print some where). Its on par with the play.com price but you get the google 10 quid off so this makes it cheaper option. I placed my order Monday (Sunday night to be honest) and received via signed Royal Mail this morning, Im gonna buy another one from Memorybits as Im not worried about the packaging.

Paid over 50 quid previously for my 2 gig card from the computer fair (guy even told me it was a fake) and its still going so dont ming paying 30 quid for a legit 4 gig

Hope I havent gone on too much but Im well happy with my purchase from memorybits although next year Ill probably be able to get the 8 gig for £30!! For those rich enough play.com are doing the 8 gigs for 99 quid!!:thumbsup:
#14
rodney_jxl
Im not worried about if this is genuine

Sandisk do OEM components, Ive looked on their website
http://www.sandisk.com/Oem/Default.aspx?CatID=1011

I even called Sandisk on ph 1(866) SAN.DISK (North America) and they confirmed my serial number to be legit (I guess this could be faked but at least I know Ill have a 5 year warranty with them)

Ive copied over almost a full 4 gig of HiDef 1080 clips to my memory stick and played via my PC and it all seems very responsive, no stutters as mentioned in another post to indicate a fake.

Memorybits do a gaming version but I dont think there is any difference appart from plastic type (and the retail version of the Gaming model doesnt include adapter-I think) Its a couple quid more at memorybits

All in all I think Memorybits should have indicated somewhere it didnt come in retail packaging (maybe its in the fine print some where). Its on par with the play.com price but you get the google 10 quid off so this makes it cheaper option. I placed my order Monday (Sunday night to be honest) and received via signed Royal Mail this morning, Im gonna buy another one from Memorybits as Im not worried about the packaging.

Paid over 50 quid previously for my 2 gig card from the computer fair (guy even told me it was a fake) and its still going so dont ming paying 30 quid for a legit 4 gig

Hope I havent gone on too much but Im well happy with my purchase from memorybits although next year Ill probably be able to get the 8 gig for £30!! For those rich enough play.com are doing the 8 gigs for 99 quid!!:thumbsup:


Thanks for the detail! I ordered one today, glad to know before it arrives what to expect and that it is still the real thing. :thumbsup:
#15
Received mine today from Memorybits but can someone confirm that it takes 5 minutes to transfer 550MB via the PSP USB cable?

Should this be any quicker or is it about right?

Also, Magicgate comes up as 'Unknown'

Cheers.
#16
Thats a fake card. I was pretty sure these would be fake and you have confirmed it. Not that fake is as bad as people make out. I have a fake 4gig card also a sandisk and it works a treat. Yes they are a little slower than true sandisks but they still work. However when I bought mine not that long ago geniune cards were £50-60 and my fake was £25 from ebay. Now that the true sandisk 4gig card can be got for about £40 or less its probably worth going legit. Lets face it though a fake 4 gig for about £31 when originals are only a few pounds more is a definite crap deal in the extreme especially since the same cards have sold for less for quite a while on ebay. I think the trade price on these is only £10-13 anyway from what someone wrote elsewhere so this retailer is making serious money on these considering its google that probably take the £10 hit.
#17
crazyal
Received mine today from Memorybits but can someone confirm that it takes 5 minutes to transfer 550MB via the PSP USB cable?

Should this be any quicker or is it about right?

Also, Magicgate comes up as 'Unknown'

Cheers.


my advice would be to get a full refund , they have these for 35.99(gaming version also for 36.48) over at amazon (who would never sell fakes)

for 5 quid more you would be crazy not too

thanks for letting us know these were fake anyway as you saved me the time and hassle of returning it (was very close to ordering this).
#18
[SIZE=2]the psp and magicgate supported test doesnt necessarly mean its fake, my 512mb sandisk, that is defintely genuine, comes up as unsupported and i know of a couple of other peoples who are the same[/SIZE]
#19
marcdr
[SIZE=2]the psp and magicgate supported test doesnt necessarly mean its fake, my 512mb sandisk, that is defintely genuine, comes up as unsupported and i know of a couple of other peoples who are the same[/SIZE]


I agree.
Also make sure you check with Sandisk before claiming here that you received a fake card. :roll:
#20
I bought a psp 'essentials' kit from argos which had a usb cable with built in lead for also charging at the same time.

It took what seemed like forever to transfer anything until I swapped back over to another lead and then was back to normal. I thought the lead would be hi speed usb but obviously not. What cable are you using?
#21
alien7
I agree.
Also make sure you check with Sandisk before claiming here that you received a fake card. :roll:


I didn't claim it was fake, I asked for confirmation from others. :roll:

I am awaiting a call back from Memorybits concerning this item.
#22
marcdr
[SIZE=2]the psp and magicgate supported test doesnt necessarly mean its fake, my 512mb sandisk, that is defintely genuine, comes up as unsupported and i know of a couple of other peoples who are the same[/SIZE]


How do you know they aren't fake? As far as I'm aware all memory sticks that say 'magicgate unsuppported' or 'magicgate unknown' on a psp are fake. I mean if the stick has magicgate printed on it and it doesn't support it, its a fake surely. I've never heard otherwise. Also as far as I'm aware all fakes have solid non see through plastic and you don't get fake sandisks with transparent plastic.

I thought the psp test was 100% accurate. Its worth pointing out some fake cards are full speed and reliable. Fake cards aren't all slow and unreliable. My fake card is slower than an original but thats not the case for all of them.
#23
I wish the price shown on these deals didn't include the Google Checkout discount. I don't want to use Google checkout, so the price is effectively £40.82. By the same example, should we start including Quidco cashback in the price of the deal too?
#24
Scribbles
I wish the price shown on these deals didn't include the Google Checkout discount. I don't want to use Google checkout, so the price is effectively £40.82. By the same example, should we start including Quidco cashback in the price of the deal too?

Everybody is using Google Checkout, that's why the lower price is posted. The Quidco case is not the same: there are other cashback sites that offer more cashback than Quidco does (in some cases), that means not everybody uses Quidco.

Regarding this merchant: I received my Sandisk Micro SD-Card and the Nokia 6300 battery today; the card was originaly packaged, the battery was not, so I checked the serial number with Nokia and it is genuine. Just FYI.
#25
A little update, I just received my 4GB card with card reader...

The MS card came with an adaptor in a small plastic sleve only, no Sandisk packaging so I called Sandisk to confirm the serial# - it is genuine and the if you register the product on their website, you will get 10 years support.

As for the card reader, I got this one:
http://www.memorybits.co.uk/shop/card-readers/14-in-1-usb-mobile-card-reader/4374

instead of the Sandisk one so I rang memorybits - they said they have had a product recall and instead of keeping people waiting, they are sending this one which is more expensive - I'm not too bothered tbh

HTH
#26
I ordered 2 of these cards 6 weeks ago and they both came up as Magic gate unsupported on both my PSP's . I have been in hospital :-( and never got round to sending them back to them but have just rung them and they said no problem , print the returns form off from the homepage and send them back to them for a full refund .
#27
I presume people realise fake cards can have legit serial numbers on and its only when you send them back under guarantee and they refuse to replace them because they are fake that you know.

Theres nothing printed so far in this thread that indicates anything over than these memory sticks are fake.

Its claimed that almost all memory cards sold on ebay are fake so its not surprising that a good percentage also get into normal retail channels.
#28
I got mine this morning. It came in the Sandisk packaging, I don't know how I would tell if it fake or not, but I have no reason to assume that it is.
#29
I bought one of these:

Retail/blister packed with all documentation.
The transfer speed seems very good
Supports magicgate.

All in all very happy thanks!
#30
crackout
I got mine this morning. It came in the Sandisk packaging, I don't know how I would tell if it fake or not, but I have no reason to assume that it is.


Taken from a PSP forum

ok here is what you do
go to your memory card on the psp under anything photo, game, music
push triangle
select info
does it say magicgate supported? :thumbsup:
if it doesnt they are fake memory cards. :pirate:
#31
crackout
I got mine this morning. It came in the Sandisk packaging, I don't know how I would tell if it fake or not, but I have no reason to assume that it is.


HI everyone,
I purchased this on Fri and received it on Sat.

Wrote to Sandisk:
"Dear Sir/Madam, I recently purchased a 4gb Sandisk Memory Stick Pro Duo from Memorybits.co.uk. It came in a Sandisk packaging and MagicGate printed on it (attached pictures). I was then told by a friend that I should double-check that it is truly a genuine product, he said that: (a) On my PSP it should recognise MagicGate (mine didnt) (b) The MS itself should be in a semi-transparent casing. This is similar to the attached picture (which is from a Sandisk UK distributor website) (c) Even if I registered with Sandisk for the 5 year warranty, and the serial number is legit, Sandisk will not recognise it as genuine. Having used only Sony MSs before, I am confused. Could you kindly address the above concerns and confirm if all is ok and I can go ahead with using it, or should I be returning the product and call the companys bluff? It would help me in future purchases of MS Pro Duos. The serial number printed on the MS Pro Duo is XXXXXXXXXXXXX. Looking forward to your reply."

Their reply:
"Hello,

Thank You for contacting Sandisk Technical Support.

That product is genuine, there is no question about it.

If you have any further problems or questions, please feel free to contact us back at any time. We appreciate your interest in SanDisk products.

(name)
Sandisk Techincal Support"

Hope this helps, just thought I should post.
#32
Just as reference - Price drop, 4gb card with adapter now £28.70 delivered
#33
My 2GB one is a fake (bought from fleabay) had it about 7 or 8 months now - other than it taking longer to transfer files onto it, once there, everything seems fine. Never knew how to check the MagicGate thing till reading this thread, and sure enough it states "Unknown".

All the same, just ordered one of these as it's a great price :)
#34
drats price drop. i did use this for my week-long holiday and it was way cool, knowing i won't run out anytime soon. ;-)
#35
Just got my stick. I realise that some people have received genuine retail packaged sticks, but trust me, the so called "bulk" ones are FAKE!!!

Despite what sandisk tells you that the serial numbers are genuine, if someone would like to compare, my serial number is: BH06XXX02706B
I have blanked out those three digits with XXX in case the serial number does become useful for something. I have heard reports of exactly the same serial numbers on sticks from memorybits. Also, mine is printed on, not laser engraved like on my genuine sandisk memory stick.

I will be pursuing an exchange for a retail packaged stick, or a refund.

Be warned, this company sells fakes.
#36
qpan
Just got my stick. I realise that some people have received genuine retail packaged sticks, but trust me, the so called "bulk" ones are FAKE!!!

Despite what sandisk tells you that the serial numbers are genuine, if someone would like to compare, my serial number is: BH06XXX02706B
I have blanked out those three digits with XXX in case the serial number does become useful for something. I have heard reports of exactly the same serial numbers on sticks from memorybits. Also, mine is printed on, not laser engraved like on my genuine sandisk memory stick.

I will be pursuing an exchange for a retail packaged stick, or a refund.

Be warned, this company sells fakes.


Unlucky qpan. I actually went ahead and bought the Sandisk gaming one (translucent red) from play, then decided to buy the same one from memorybits and send the play one back for a refund.

The memorybits one was exactly the same as the play.com one, and it shows up as magicgate compatible in my psp. I think its safe to say that the red gaming ones in full packaging are 100% legit, whereas with the blue ones everyone knows they could be fake - infact, has anyone seen a fake translucent gaming Sandisk pro duo?
#37
gobby88
Unlucky qpan. I actually went ahead and bought the Sandisk gaming one (translucent red) from play, then decided to buy the same one from memorybits and send the play one back for a refund.

The memorybits one was exactly the same as the play.com one, and it shows up as magicgate compatible in my psp. I think its safe to say that the red gaming ones in full packaging are 100% legit, whereas with the blue ones everyone knows they could be fake - infact, has anyone seen a fake translucent gaming Sandisk pro duo?


Wish I'd gone for the gaming edition now! Will try to get a refund off memorybits as they are charging real prices for fake goods! Could have got a fake off ebay for £20 if i'd wanted a fake one!
#38
Well, I've contacted them and they are sending me a retail boxed version (which should be genuine) and refunding my P&P. Will let you potential buyers know what its like when I receive it!
#39
qpan
Well, I've contacted them and they are sending me a retail boxed version (which should be genuine) and refunding my P&P. Will let you potential buyers know what its like when I receive it!


Refunding P&P? I need to chase them then as they sent me the standard one the other week (I'm sure I paid more, can't recall now) and then had to send it back (at my expense) for them to send the gaming one I ordered originally - I'll be chasing them up on my postage now.

BTW - both were legit and retail packed
#40
Dave
Refunding P&P? I need to chase them then as they sent me the standard one the other week (I'm sure I paid more, can't recall now) and then had to send it back (at my expense) for them to send the gaming one I ordered originally - I'll be chasing them up on my postage now.

BTW - both were legit and retail packed


Yeah, I mentioned it in my email that they should pay for my p&p as its their fault they sent me a fake card. They said they'll be following it up with sandisk when they receive my card and would send me a retail version. I really hope its a genuine mistake on their behalf and that their suppliers sent them fake goods, as if you purchase from a reputable retailer in the UK you expect to get genuine goods!

You should definately chase up P&P - if you don't get what you order that's definately not your fault and you shouldn't have to pay for their mistake!

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