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Counterfeit camcorders.


Hmm..just received warning from Sony PR that there are fake Sony Handycam camcorders popping up for sale on eBay and elsewhere at the moment. The company is trying to track them down, but in the meantime if you happen to see one that’s a bit too cheap, well….caveat emptor, eh?


  • Yes, I spied these a few weeks ago when a mate asked me why a camcorder he was looking for was such a good bargain. There are loads of them on eBay (well there was a few weeks back). All the same hardware, but with Sony, JVC…..etc stamped on the side. I don’t think they even take a tape, they’re just a memory card based MP4 recorder. Some of the eBay ads make for an entertaining read…….

  • Mmm…there don’t seem to be so many on eBay any more though, Rob. Maybe the Sony policing has scared them all off? Bit cheeky though, isn’t it? Sheesh!

  • i have one. what do i do with it.? should i tell sony? my mom bought it forme thinkig it was real. i feel bad for her because she spent 200 on it

    • Not a lot you can do Esteban. Probably not best to tell your mom though, eh? Unless you think she can do something (and not feel bad about it as well?).

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