« on: August 20, 2014, 11:15:54 AM »
That's a story that is all too common.
I prefer to buy cards from a reputable camera store, but will buy ones that are sold by Amazon, but not a third party unless its a store I know. Adorama, for example, sells on Amazon, but not thru the Amazon Prime.
Chinese sellers are getting clever, and shipping stock to Amazon to sell on their Prime program. Most of them are honest, but counterfeit batteries and flash cards are so common in China that it can be difficult for a buyer to know who the real seller is.
This is good advice. If you're buying anything that could have a counterfeit issue on Amazon, make sure it's shipped from and sold by Amazon.