Have noticed there is a very mixed opinion on dealextreme, some people swear by using them, others like myself just see dishonest practice and lots of counterfeit goods for sale from them.
Having seen many threads expired, or pulled altogether by breaking the rules with dealextreme selling counterfeits, what are others opinions on dealextreme "deals" being posted on here? Should they be allowed or pulled altogether seeing that the moderators generally get asked to expire or pull deals.
Here are several "deals" I have seen listed for dealextreme :
* Counterfeit Memory Stick Pro Duo memory cards badged as "Sony", "Sandisk" etc etc, which are of shoddy construction, and have corruptable file allocation tables, therefore not reliable.
*R4DS flash cards listed, not only are they clones of the original R4 with SDHC support that the original R4 (now out of production) did not support, they also have voltage issues which can potentially damage the DS by blowing an internal fuse. Also, to top this off, any backup device of this ilk is not allowed to be posted under the rules of HUKD, yet these keep appearing on a weekly basis and keep being removed.
*Wii "OEM" Remote. This one I found amusing, a "genuine" Nintendo Wii Remote that was "unbadged" , several people of which were convinced it was produced in the same factory...yeah right...quick google search soon found out there were many clones of the Wii Remote, with shoddy manufacturing, and dealextreme like many a dodgy far eastern ebay seller had for sale.
*120GB Xbox 360 Hard Disk (Unofficial) considering Microsoft have not licensed anyone else to sell these, and any so called "third party" drive would need the firmware binary file from an official hard disk which is illegal to download as its copyrighted by Microsoft, these are counterfeit.
I know dealextreme sell other items not deemed to be counterfeit, and plenty of cheap and cheerful stuff with fantastic shipping prices, however it seems that the bad outweighs the good as far as what is posted on HUKDs, and as a result is breaking the rules of HUKD and posts are deleted as a result regularly.
So over to others opinions.........