I know you're trying to help, but I can also assume you've been burned by one of these companies.
I'm not worried because I'm not a dummy- sorry if I offend any dummies out there. the company has sold thousands of camera accessories this year with impeccable reviews. They are based out of the US, they are a family owned business, and I see none of their negative reviews saying anything about fraud or counterfeit cards. So, while I empathize with you and what you're saying, to ward people off of ever buying from anyone other than Amazon is misleading: you're either assuming everyone is borderline retarded or all companies are crooks. Either way, I think you're assumption, no matter how good your intentions, are wrong.
It's not about smarts. Neither you nor I are smart enough to detect a well executed counterfeit memory card. Industry professionals often can't tell until it's too late. Bunnie Huang is a professional in the industry, here's his story of counterfeit memory cards. If Bunnie can be fooled, anyone can: http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=918
Memory cards are terribly easy to counterfeit and are quite valuable for their size. They're often only sold with minimal packaging or no packaging, particularly true with "bulk" cards. These confluences make them among the easiest items to counterfeit, and make memory cards one of the most counterfeited electronic items. It gets worse. Once a counterfeit is purchased, there is often no way to tell a well done counterfeit from the real product. Legitimate manufacturers often can't tell without extensive forensics, sometimes not even then.
What this means is that there is no way for an end consumer to guarantee they're getting a genuine product other than to buy from a large mega-retailer. "Everything But Stromboli" is not a mega retailer. They're probably buying from distribution, not directly from the card manufacturers. This means they could be selling counterfeit items without even knowing it. Given the ease of counterfeiting, it would be very profitable for distributors to salt counterfeits into an otherwise genuine shipments. Does it happen? Hard to say.
As I said, it's possible your preferred vendor is selling the real deal, but it's also possible that they could be selling high-quality counterfeits. They would not necessarily even have to be complicit. If the counterfeits were mid to high quality and they had good customer service, they could certainly have a lot of good reviews.
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