Yeah, note that I was only searching RS, Farnell, Rapid, ESR, Bowood, Mouser etc...
I normally only use eBay for semiconductors and some other electronic parts if said parts are unavailable from normal electronic suppliers / businesses.
Although some eBay sellers are proper honest businesses and do supply genuine parts.
So far, the only fake parts that I have received (as far as I know) are:
- EEPROM chips (won't "burn", all address locations just read as 0xFF) [more info on StarDot],
- a 65C02 (which tests as a NMOS 6502, NOT a CMOS 65C02, and this is from a UK based seller),
- and some SRAM chips, which all have different moulding marks/stamps, but all have the exact same screen printing, but they all work in a ZX80.
I also have some other CPUs, and it's possible that some of these are fake or more likely are 'pulls'. The most common issue with cheap chips from overseas, is that they are sold as 'new', but are actually used 'pulls' that have been cleaned up and the pins re-tinned. I don't mind if they are honest in the listing, but some either don't say, or they are listed a 'new'
Oh, and I'm not including chips that I bought knowing that they are 'pulls' (and work fine) in the list above.