Tip: Watch Out for Counterfeit Tech Products Online
Andy Ihnatko advises being very careful whenever buying a consumable product, such as a battery or a memory card. There are a lot of counterfeit technology being sold as official products. If the price from one seller is significantly less than the actual list price, that's a warning sign. If you're on Amazon and it's being sold by a seller that only sells a few different kinds of memory cards, or if it's not being sold directly through Amazon, there should be cause for concern.
For more on this topic, check out Andy Ihnatko's column at chicago.suntimes.com.