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Old 4th December 2010, 03:42 PM   #11
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I agree, while I use ebay for many things, I would not buy parts, especially from Asia.
why? Asians are cheaters? today how many american giants are depending on Asians for their businesses?
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Old 4th December 2010, 04:01 PM   #12
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why? Asians are cheaters? today how many american giants are depending on Asians for their businesses?
indeed they are, but at the same time asians are most definitely making a business out of selling knock off fake electronic parts on ebay. this is not a prejudice thing, some great stuff and great people come from asia, but you have your head in the sand if you think that the majority of 'audiophile grade' parts for sale on ebay from asia are legit, I would stay well away!!

this is not isolated to Asia, but it sure predominates there; basically the old addage 'if it seems to good to be true it probably is' applies in spades

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Old 4th December 2010, 04:48 PM   #13
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Why bother with fleapay when you can get them from Digikey for $4.54, 1,192 of them in stock. It's hard enough getting real ones from legit companies to even think about getting them from the orient UNLESS it's an obsolete item in which case you just take your chances.

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Old 4th December 2010, 04:54 PM   #14
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You can buy fakes in America from places like MCM.
What is your experience from MCM? What did you buy that you thought was fake? I have never had a problem with them.
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Old 4th December 2010, 05:17 PM   #15
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3GGG,

Mouser has it at 3.25 each for 10-99 quantity. 40 of them will be $130 + a few $$ shipping, so total will be like $150. But you can be sure Mouser sells real. The ebay deal is $60 shipped, but it can be fake or real. No one can really tells until tested.

I will say this is pretty much a case of whether it is worth to take a risk of losing $60 (fake) vs saving $90 (real). If you feel the saving is worth the risk, then go for it. You can always dispute if the tested bad.

FWIW, there are fake gold (not pure, mixed with other metal) in Hong Kong. Even the locals are not immune ........
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Old 4th December 2010, 06:55 PM   #16
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I had a great experience Zhou Fang in the Vendors section of DIYAudio.
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Old 5th December 2010, 01:45 PM   #17
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yes, a little slow these days, but the prices and service cannot be questioned
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Old 5th December 2010, 01:57 PM   #18
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Zhou is in Asia, isn't he ?
I thought anything Asian is fake ??


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PS I have bought enough stuff from Zhou. I have no problems buying from this Chinese gentleman residing in Singapore.
And I know my trusted supplier in Germany gets his stuff from Asia anyhow.
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Old 5th December 2010, 04:01 PM   #19
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I said nothing of the sort, I knew SOMEONE would take what I said out of context, but I guess I gave you more credit than that. I said buying fro undisclosed sources in asia on ebay was risky for getting fakes and you would have to be a bit dim to disagree there IMO. I also buy all manner of things fro asia with very good results, good people do good things no matter where they are from

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Old 5th December 2010, 04:06 PM   #20
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Wasn't pointing at you qusp.
Please don't take things personal when they are not meant to be.


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