Mine was real, bought through amazon.
And how can I really tell mine was counterfeit?
And many many details looked the same as far as I can tell, but that RESET label was in two different places and two different orientations. It took me a while to spot it, but no doubt it was printed from a different silk screen (or whatever the method was).
Or do genuine Arduino boards ever have label placement, fonts, additional pin numbers, or bad Italy maps, that differ from the photos on this site?
It came in a pretty Arduino box too.
I want to complain vigorously if I am certain they sold me counterfeits, but I want to be certain!
I say it's worth it.
The only thing I have against buying clones (trademark infringement or not) is the chances of getting crap is pretty high, so much so I wont even look at them anymore.my mega was the straw, its non infringing, but it slow boated from china broken, they would refund me if I paid to mail it back and they decided it was indeed broken (HA HA) then I could simply reorder one, course shipping charges would not be refunded. Well no sorry I just fixed the stupid thing, and after nearly a month going back n fourth + 3 weeks original shipping + parts from digikey it would have been so much simpler to pay the extra 5 bucks, tax and gas to get a real one from the local radio shack.