OT: Those cheap and cheery chinese spy video cameras

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Adrian C, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. Adrian C

    Adrian C Guest

    Just incase some of ye are messing about with those tiny video cameras
    available on eBay (and Maplin, Morgan etc...), I thought I'd share this
    fellow's website which seems to be the centre of things technical.

    http://www.chucklohr.com/808/

    Brilliant bits of tatty kit. My last cost me £6 delivered :)
     
    Adrian C, Feb 26, 2010
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    Roger R Guest

    A PayPal account seems necessary to buy from the sellers.
    (perhaps not from the Amazon reseller)
    Is a PayPal account safe to buy from somewhere east of the EU that might be
    involved in scams such as harvesting and cloning credit card details etc ?

    Curious that they do not ship to Italy.

    Roger R
     
    Roger R, Mar 2, 2010
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  3. Adrian C

    Adrian C Guest

    Yes.

    The point of PayPal is that ye don't end up giving personal details like
    your credit card or bank details straight to dodgy sorts, and if (and
    only if) ye are making the purchase via eBay, you are protected against
    the deal not coming through. Using PayPal outside eBay with far east
    suppliers, is much less certain of getting your money back if they
    supply junk or scarper.

    The issue with PayPal is at some point (and in common with all other
    financial on-line institutions) ye many be phished for your login
    details to aid some crooks commit identity theft. Or your machine may
    have hidden malware / trojans stealing your keyboard input. These are
    separate security things that need dealing with before even thinking
    about going internet shopping anywhere!
    I've read somewhere Italy has draconian copyright and trademark
    infringement police ready and waiting at their foreign mail points of
    entry...

    BTW, these things are so cheap if one arrives not working, I ain't going
    to grief too much, except perhaps order another. Eventually, as noted on
    the website I quoted, these things break.

    On the other hand, this kind of free post gadget ordering is doing UK
    businesses out of trade, HM Government out of Tax, and Royal Mail out of
    Business.

    However, when UK businesses for this sector is basically Maplin, CPC or
    Poundland, and _they_ go shopping out in the far east, well so does me.

    Not 'scammed' yet (famous last words)
     
    Adrian C, Mar 2, 2010
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  4. Adrian C

    Adrian C Guest

    Quote from an HK seller eBay advert ...

    "1.Ship to worldwide except Italy.(We are really sorry we do not ship
    product to Italy in normal way because Italy customs will hold them.We
    indeed want to cooperate with Italy buyers,but we can not find a good
    way.Really hope Italy buyers can understand on our side.If Italy's
    customers really want to buy, please pay additional DHL or EMS fee,
    20USD within 500 g)."
     
    Adrian C, Mar 2, 2010
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  5. Adrian C

    Adrian C Guest

    The cheapest currently on 'buy it now'.

    See item 110499197197
     
    Adrian C, Mar 2, 2010
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