Last Friday I finally got my new phone from Geodan, a Sony Ericsson Xperia. Although not the best phone it can run a great application, CacheMapper, developed by my colleagues Paul den Dulk (famous for the OSS library BruTile) and Harmen Smit. Every serious GeoCacher with a Windows Mobile phone should have it.
In order to install CacheMapper I needed a Micro SD card. Unfortunately it was not supplied with the phone so I had to buy one. Luckily my colleague Steven Ottens needed to go to the RAF anyway so he bought me a “SanDisk microSDHC Card”.
RAF is a well known a company with a very good reputation selling quality equipment for quality prices. So you would expect a brand new, quality SD card.
The SD card was supplied in a seamingly new package. But to my surprise the SD card already contained almost 150 photos. Photos on a brand new SD card?!
According to the metadata they were shot with an Olympus FE360, X875 or C570. The people on the photos are Dutch, that’s for sure. They eat Venz Hagelslag during their winter holidays in Swiss and wear buttons with “De Nachtspelen“. It suggests the people are from Amsterdam or surrounding region.
How did this SD card with photos end up in the shop, in a brand new looking casing? Did the camera break down and did they resell the SD card as brand new? Or is it a special action of RAF: buy a SD card and get a life for free!
Some random photos: