Is dealextreme selling fake wiikeys?

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  1. wovva
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    Is there any confirmation that tyhe wiikeys being sold are fakes?
     
  2. nuck44

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    I got a reply from them saying that they are investigating it and then they cancelled my order.
     
  3. wovva
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    I still haven't got a reply and it won't let me cancel my order
     
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    Did you just check their site?

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    Thank you for visiting DealExtreme
    We are currently experience an unexpected hardware failure on our main web server and we are working 24 hours a day to fix it. ETA is March 22, 2007.

    Current orders are being packaged and shipped normally so please do not worry.

    In the meantime, please feel free to send questions to our alternative e-mail address at dealextreme@gmail.com for the time being.

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    Not trying to be smart, merely helpful...
     
  5. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    i sent them an email 5 days ago and they still have not answerd.
     
  6. wovva
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    I didn't see that actually - just been getting a 'page cannot be displayed'

    I have emailed them and got nothing. I've sorted another chip and someone to install it this weekend. Just hope I get a refund.

    If this is a reputable company I would have thought that they would have jumped on this quickly to avoid bad reputation
     
  7. modshroom128

    modshroom128 GBAtemp Maniac

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    yes they are.
     
  8. ozzyzak

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    I only saw one poster say that they were fakes. A few employees stating they were genuine and a bunch of other people just waiting on them. I'm waiting for more than one person to say they're fake before calling shenanigans.
     
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    Chinese business is all about flaming, defamation and background fights. With the Chinese, we all seem like goody two-shoes who just like building cheap products and copying existing products. But on the inside, business is very roothless and I'm sure Kai has no problem calling out 'fake' against his old partner.
     
  10. DRACO

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    word XD yeah dx are selling fake chips 4 sure i think kai's are real though
     
  11. ozzyzak

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    Any proof of this? Of either allegation?
     
  12. Exity

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    If Dealextreme's is fake then most likely so is Kaidomain's since from what I read around most forums, they both get their stuff from the same suppliers.

    I received an email from Dealextreme today saying that their Wiikey is real and if it wasn't I'd get a refund. I won't really know until I receive mines but going by how most people seem to say that Dealextreme is a fairly reputable online retailer, I'm going to take their word for it at the moment.
     
  13. Renegade_R

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    Caveat Emptor....remember that...

    Their price of the WiiKey is just too cheap. Remember you can reference the price to other retailers and the numbers just do not match up. Their other stuff is so cheap because in general it is just cheap junk which is available in China for approximately the same price.

    Just don't go whining if you find out their WiiKey is fake. They probably don't know better anyways. They are just retailers of 'everything'.
     
  14. DRACO

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    i emaied kai n he kept reasuring me if u dudes want ill bite da hook and order one to try kk?