Cheapest place to buy microSD memory?

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  1. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I recently bought a 16GB "Sandisk" microSD from Ebay for US$20 -- you may know that the going price for a Sandisk 16GB is around US$52 or so --
    The memory was fake, it works OK -- but the Chinese seller must have got kicked off for selling fakes, as he is no longer there.

    Is there any place online that sells verrrrry cheap microSDs?

    Fake is OK, I guess, as long as it works. Branded with Sandisk or Kingston is better...
    Bulk is OK... as long as I am not stuck with 50 pieces of rubbish...


    I know fakes can be hit and miss, but I am somewhat priced out of "genuine" memory...
     
  2. Dangy

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    Focalprice...?

    Why would anyone want to buy 50 fake (or real) MicroSD cards...?
     
  3. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Thanks for the suggestion...
    I just had a look... not overly cheap... the usual price, actually.
    Their cards must be genuine... or marked up...
     
  4. Sumea

    Sumea Disco Ninja Frog

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    Dealextreme?

    For me those are about 20+ euros cheaper for microSD's - both OEM bulk and fakes work well, I got a sandisk out of my kingston so that was fun! (as in, scratched the paint and it was a sandisk card instead of kingston!)

    so... AND free shipping.

    Just... except them coming in just a plastic holder and nothing else.

    I ordered a cheap OEM bulk 8gig microSDHC, it was supposed to be class4 but was class6! the CF memory tester gives the random 512kb test always under 700┬ÁSeconds on max access time - so QUITE good! Verry nisse!
     
  5. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I tried from DX before -- but it took me 1-2 months to get the memory!

    Craziness!



    I checked their site -- they have/had 4GB Kingston for US$8 (good price!) -- but are sold out at the moment... *argggh!*
     
  6. amptor

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    Check fatwallet and do searches if u want to find legit. Otherwise focalprice, dealextreme..sometimes they have legit I think I have no idea. I'd never buy memory from either of those sites lol.

    I just got a 2GB made in japan for $4.99.. not sure if that is such a good deal though since I got a 4GB for about $8 or $9 last time I bought one.

    The real question is when will we see 8GB dip down to 10 bucks. You know we will some day.
     
  7. Sumea

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    yes - one of my 8 orders took that time once, but all rest have been 2-3 weeks in total to arrive.
     
  8. david432111

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    I recently got a 2 gb kingston micro sd from dx, so I checked it on kingstons website and it's genuine!
    Wasn't expecting a genuine one.
     
  9. Anakir

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    DX's microSD are more expensive then they were before. I bought them 8gb for $14. Its now $20.
     
  10. steve-p

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    the prices arent going up, the dollar (and u.k. pound & Euro) are going down!
     
  11. Blaze163

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    I paid £12 for my 8GB MSD card, Kingston one I think, never bothered looking at it. Got it second hand from the CEX store here in Coventry. As I understand it the prices are still about the same. I have had one or two tiny problems with it, but whether the fault lies with the card or something I did is yet to be seen. But it works pretty much perfectly.
     
  12. Rayder

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    I've always used newegg.com. But I don't think they ship outside of the USA. I got my Sandisk 16GB from them for $50 and it's been a very solid little card. It "says" it's a Class 2, but from my tests, it far exceeds Class 6 specifications and works perfectly in my CycloDS.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820171386

    Don't know if that will help you at all. NewEgg is one of the most trusted USA electronics hardware sites according to many computer hardware websites. You could look and see if they will ship to Australia.....