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Is this Arduino on ebay Legit? Answered

I just Found One on Ebay To 20 Bucks, Link
As I read the Description it seemed legit...But when i saw where it came from, fraud alarms rang on my head(hong kong)...
It seems a good deal...Compared to the secondcheapest one i could find at sparkfun...
I would Just get the One from Sparkfun just to be safe...But i don't have allot of money, and i will save some money every time i have a chance to do so...
So what do you think?

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Garfield-

Best Answer 9 years ago

could be legit its hard to tell, some feed back they have is questionable -from buyers with only 1/2 feedback themselves- but it could also seem that they are overcharging on shipping to make up for the reduced price... I personally would go with sparkfun I have ordered from them before and the support for their products alone is worth the extra $. Plus hell you know it will be legit, cause buying 2 fake non-working boards is still more expensive then buying 1 legit one...

Yeah...I think i will buy from sparkfun.

2nd'ed - buy from sparkfun, or ladyada... An arduino to ship around the world costs probably 2-3 dollars (plus 1 for an envelope) in a padded envelope. They're charging 9 - and I hate so very much when ebay sellers do that.

My arduino shipped for 30 dollars.

Yeah, They sell an item for 1 dollar and the shipping was like 15 dollars, So if you are dissatisfied they only lose one dollar, you can't refund shipping.

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4 years ago

Yes legit...as far as copies go...BUT....you'll probably get what I got when I ordered 2....the are actually ATMega 8a ICs installed...yes it has optiboot8 on it and the blink sketch. I popped out the 8 IC and threw in a 328 with a Arduino boot loaded....Though I have yet to get my computer to see past the NEW DEVICE USB2.0-SERIAL...issue to see if it works or not other than LEDs lit.

Yes, it is legit. I ordered from them on ebay a few weeks ago. They shipped a week later, and the products arrived (east coast Canada via Hong Kong) about two weeks after that by regular mail. Good price if you are not in a hurry.

Oh it is? That's too bad, Its a bit late now.

It's prob. a legit copy. This is common in China, even IPODs are reverse engineered and sold as such (Canal Street, New York anyone?).

I found another one about 2 Dollars Cheaper
http://store.gravitech.us/ardu.html
From, the arduino.cc site....I am Buying this one since it is obviously legit, Coming from the arduino site ;)