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I bought a falsely advertised item on eBay... Sigh




About 3 weeks ago I bought an MP3/MP4 player from a seller called hailitele on ebay. Following is my story:

Firstly, the actual memory is 1GB, not 4GB. The player works ok my mac (running OS 10.2), but a few times when I have been copying files to the player my mac suddenly freezes up and gives me a box in the middle saying that I have to restart immediately Mad . This doesn't happen all the time though. Secondly, about 5 days ago the USB cable stopped working and I couldn't charge the battery. Today I opened the head of the cable up and I found that the red wire had broken off, so I stripped back the plastic and wound it around the bit of metal that it broke off. It is working now Smile.

Lastly, the headphone jack is a bit faulty, because I had to wiggle it around to get any sound. About a week ago I opened the case up and found that one connection on the input for the headphone had broken free, so I put a twig underneath it so it would touch better. The problem isn't as bad now.

So, the lesson is, don't buy anything from China or Hong Kong until you've checked on Google for information about them. eBay feedback isn't very effective as many people are scared of receiving negative feedback when they leave it Twisted Evil.



6 blog comments below

indeed indeed.

now that you've known, people get easily scammed by them even in real time shopping let alone online.

choose wisely though and take time browsing same product from all different sellers, there are still some good buys out there. impatience is not so good for online shopping.
prole on Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:46 am
mathiaus on Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:23 am
@mathiaus,

I am currently in the middle of a dispute with him through Paypal. I can send it back if I want, but I don't see the point in that because I'm just paying money to return it while I could be using it at not cost Confused.
jylan on Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:15 am
also you are mistakne about the 4 gigs, i bet you anything he said 4 Gb not GB, Gb is gigabites, not gigabytes. 4 gigabits im guessing is equale to 1 gigabyte.
m-productions on Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:43 pm
m-productions wrote:
also you are mistakne about the 4 gigs, i bet you anything he said 4 Gb not GB, Gb is gigabites, not gigabytes. 4 gigabits im guessing is equale to 1 gigabyte.

I can't see how 4 gigabits can be the same as 1 gigabyte. It is 8 bits on one byte so it has to be 4 gigabits equals 0.5 gigabyte. Or am I wrong?
Peterssidan on Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:50 pm
Actually m-productions, he did say 4GB not 4Gb. You can see for yourself at http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120158092176.
jylan on Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:29 am



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