Bad experience with very cheap knockoffs!

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Brian Griffin

Joined May 17, 2013
Many years back when MP3 players were mainstream, there were those clones and knockoffs being sold too. So I had one good Creative Zen, but those with the mini-screens with more than 65536 colors were pretty expensive.

I purchased another one (the brand was GC, don't remember the full name) with a mini-screen from Carrefour like $40, the screen was decent, it was 512 megabytes and I could watch some videos (in a tiny 3" screen).

When I got that thing back, I started the MP3 player. The buttons were the least responsive, I had troubles to press them. The firmware was lousy too - it made the "Yeow!" sound everytime I selected a function. (Actually it's a high pitched "wow" but was pretty downsampled for space-conservation purposes)

I listened to it a few more minutes. It sounded decent, but the interface was horrible. I was "yeow"-ing all the time pressing and selecting the wrong functions. It was really counter-productive, most of the time!

Few days later I got that thing refunded, and used that cash to add some more memory on my PC.

It was 2007 - I believe nowadays knockoffs were at least much better than last time... no? :)


Joined Jun 26, 2012
You don't always get what you pay for but you always pay for what you get.
And, The bitterness of poor quality persists long after the sweetness of a cheap price is forgotten.
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