cheap usb power adapter on ebay, how good and safe are they?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by agkm800, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

    agkm800

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    I need to buy an usb power adapter, but I don't want to spend over $30 for that small device.

    I see ebay has them for less than $4 with free shipping. Anyone have used it? How good and safe are they? Are there better ones around $10? Any recommendations?

    BTW, how much would a 'real' Apple usb power adapter cost Apple? I am guessing less than $2 each from the Chinese supplier. $29 price is just absurd.
     
  2. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

    TheShinyMac

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    You get what you pay for, you might get a great one, however you may also get one that may catch fire and destroy your house {worst case scenario, could happen} Or it just might not work
     
  3. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

    UngratefulNinja

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    I had good luck with a seller for one and I bought a case from the same seller and also had good luck. Am I allowed to post the name here? He has 83,000 feedback! :D

    ETA: Oh wait, I might have misunderstood- I am talking about the USB cable. If so, the above still stands :D
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

    -aggie-

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    You might want to have a look at this. You get what you pay for:

    ripoff_e_bay.jpg
     
  5. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I have bought a ton of cheap accessories from those sellers. Including a couple plugs for my macbook pro. They all still work really well. I say go for it.
     

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