low price = fake?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by 1NOOB, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. 1NOOB
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    i found a site where they sell the wiikey at 10.99US...

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.1999


    its a real or a fake? or why its this price?!?!


    also in the description:

    "Our supplier guaranteed us that this is an original WiiKey chip and is updateable via normal WiiKey.cn sources (CD, DVD, etc). After actually testing them on Wii Consoles, we can confirmed that these WiiKey chips do support all official features AND they do support DVD software updates. We have also tested a good number of them (as our supplier offers modding services) to make sure their quality is consistent and safe for use. Having that said, the PCB board does look like the cloned ones, as some fellows have posted in the product forum."


    anyone can confirm?
     
  2. RobertsD

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    They are clones, but they apparently work fine with the updates.
     
  3. orb_nsc

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    Wiikey should have set their price to something reasonable in the first place (like $15) instead of the insane markup of $40, and maybe they wouldn't be facing this massive cloned chip situation.

    Remember the XenoGC? After it came out, the DuoQ came out, which was basically a cloned XenoGC, for a few dollars less. There is no honor among pirates, and who should expect there to be?
     
  4. xbandaidx

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    I love how they say DVD updates, err.... What updates? Wiikey team hasn't released any true updates yet, what are they basing that claim on? The only thing that you can use is a configuration disk, which I hardly call an update.

    For me, if its not on the official resellers list, it's fake.
     
  5. Warm Woolly Shee

    Warm Woolly Shee GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah, if it's a low price it's probably fake.

    But so what? If it works, it works.
     
  6. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    yes thats a fake from dealextreme.

    i hope the wiikey team creates a good update disc that wont work on cheap clones.
     
  7. kalimero

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    i hope nintento team creates a good update that backups wont work on cheap wiis. [​IMG]

    Oh come on...so you want to be nice and support the real chips to play copied games?
     
  8. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I only use the chip to play backups of my store bought games [​IMG]
    My litte brother likes to use wii discs as a frisbee.
     
  9. MaHe

    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    Duuuude, your excuses ARE innovative. [​IMG]
     
  10. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    If a price is too good to be true it will be fake. Just try and find out the RRP of the wiikey. If someone is selling it for a lot less then its a fake.
     
  11. shadowboy

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    No. Screw you. This thing had better work perfectly with ALL futur wiikey updates!
    Cause I can't spend 20 dollars more. Please work, please.
     
  12. xbandaidx

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    quite honestly if anyone thinks 39.99 is too expensive, it means it's time to stop living off of mommy and daddy's money and get a job, it's really not THAT expensive. Then again...I don't think I'll get far telling this to a bunch of pirates.

    The Wiikey team did say they will take any and every effort to ensure that the updates only work with the official wiikey's, just because something is a clone doesn't exactly make it immune to any problems.
     
  13. plexo

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    just because they are a low price, doesnt mean they are fakes, i can tell u for 1 thing tht they are getting wiikeys wholesale at £10 REAL ONES NOT FAKES

    i know people who sell em for £20 free shipping, amazing how the websites are taking advantage of you [​IMG]
     
  14. Tomobobo

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    Dude, why would you say that? What difference does it make if the team releases updates that do work on clones? That means the clones are just as good as the real thing, and the WiiKey team is ripping people off.

    Are you mad because you spent way too much on a simple drive chip, and therefore want to make everyone who was smart/cheap lose out?
     
  15. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    i'm not mad, i just support the wiikey people.

    We just have to wait until people with clones will complain about having to insert a disc 4 to 5 times before it gets read...
     
  16. ozzyzak

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    If that happens....
     
  17. shadowboy

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    Sorta hard to get a job when you are stranded on a ****ing desolate mountain where they won't hire you till you are 16!
    In 4 months I will buy everything legitimately (videogame wise.) As I will be able to get a job, but till then piracy ftw.
    And lenselijer, just so you know, I honestly hate you you damn hypocrite.
    Its good to support the wiikey team, but not the people who work their asses off programming the games? Is that what you are trying to say?
     
  18. plexo

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    im 16 atm

    2 years ago i had paper jobs in 2 different shops, 1 shop was easy was only 7 papers, the other 1 i had 23 papers to do, then wen ever soemone didnt turn up, i wud do theirs, for 2 weeks alltogether i was doin 4 routes... i was knacked after that cus it was allover the place lolll

    now im workin fixing computers [​IMG]

    not hard to get a job just look hard enough