02-06-2012 04:44 PM
It's possible, but I doubt any counterfeiter is going to waste their time with a 16GB card anymore. Besides, Amazon is very reputable and wouldn't be selling counterfeit anything. Did you buy it directly from Amazon or one of their "partners"? Even so, I doubt also whether anyone affiliated with Amazon is going to risk what they've got going by selling fake stuff.
02-06-2012 04:51 PM
Is there a serial number on it? You can always call SanDisk Tech support and verify if it's one of theirs or not. If not, contact the seller. Was it described as a genuine SanDisk memory card? If it was and it's not, you have a valid reason for return and refund.
02-06-2012 05:01 PM
There is a serial number but not like the one on my 8gb and on amazon it was just advertised as sandisk 16gb. It does not look like the image.
02-06-2012 06:01 PM
Ah, I see the ad states "bulk packaging", not retail packaging. So yes, I would assume they might look different. Memory cards are sold in bulk primarily to vendors such as phone manufacturers, camera manufacturers, etc. for them to include with their product. These have to be visually and easily differentiated from the retail counterparts.
You can generally get a better price on bulk packaged cards, but also be aware that SanDisk does not honor any warranty of these items. Only cards sold in retail packaging (or with the appropriate retail serial #) have warranties on them. So if you have a problem with it, you have no recourse but to buy another card. And that usually negates any savings you see on buying the bulk packaging item in the 1st place.
02-06-2012 06:50 PM
There shouldn't be any problems with a new card, but like I said if one develops SanDisk won't stand behind one sold in bulk packaging. You have to decide whether you want to risk it, or buy one where you'd be protected by SanDisk's 5 year warranty.