Complaint about counterfeit STM32 chips - please read.

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madias
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Complaint about counterfeit STM32 chips - please read.

Post by madias » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:23 am

Hello,

Many of us have been faced with counterfeit STM32 chips lately. The only way I see to contain this is to claim such a shipment every time and to claim the full amount back. It is a small effort - may not always be successful, but at least the dealers would come under pressure and order their goods more carefully.

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Re: Complaint about counterfeit STM32 chips - please read.

Post by Vassilis » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:53 am

Many sellers find too many excuses not to pay or replace defective or cloned products.
-Vassilis Serasidis

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Re: Complaint about counterfeit STM32 chips - please read.

Post by madias » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:32 pm

My success rate on Aliexpress is nearly 100%. Just declare, why it's a fake, a reference side and (perhaps the most important thing): A photo of the device with a finger on it pointing the "failure".
Aliexpress is not really proud of counterfeit products, so the burden of proof lies with the dealer.
I don't know what's the experience with Ebay, because I dropped Ebay about 99% since Aliexpress is online.

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