Excellent video from VWestlife about some of the issues with cheap replacement electronics found on sites like Amazon and eBay. 🙂
I personally have wondered about some of the third party stuff I’ve seen on some of these sites, particularly laptop batteries and power bricks like what we’re seeing here. Sure some of the whole “buying genuine parts” stuff these days can involve paying extra due to buying a name, but there is an element of separating a company who wants loyal customers from quick buck artists selling cheap knockoffs too.
Besides radio interference, this sort of stuff sometimes makes me wonder if it could damage some equipment with how these knockoffs can be so poorly constructed. :-\