Yeah, same here. When i built my first PC i bought a hyper 212+ off a seller on amazon.Amazon has a long record of having sellers sell counterfeit products. I got burned on Gillette Mach 3 razor cartridges many years ago.
There are things I'll buy on Amazon and there's things I won't. I agree with canadianvice, fulfilled by Amazon purchases are less prone to problems and if you do have issues they'll take care of it.Amazon also has Samsung micro SD cards that are counterfeit. They only write at 2-3MB/s and the files are corrupted. So much for trying to save $30. Won't make the same mistake again.