Who buys memory cards from the high street?

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  1. jaxxster
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    jaxxster The Heretic

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    I was just looking at maplins and thier prices are out-reageous for memory cards. I just had a look a 4gb micro sd on thier site and its £50!!! When you can buy a 4gb microsd SDHC for £12.99 online. How do these major retailers get away with charging such prices.
     
  2. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    Who? Average consumers who don't know about online retailers.
     
  3. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    Not from the High street. However, occasionally retailers do offer competitive enough prices for me to grab one
     
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    jaxxster The Heretic

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    the best ever price i saw in the high street for a memory card was in tescos, they were selling 1gb microsd cards for 5.49.
     
  5. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    This. If everyone knew about newegg then those retailers wouldn't be able to stock electronics anymore.
     
  6. R2DJ

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    Only once, because I want it instantly. I bought a 2GB Sandisk for £7 in Currys. Pretty cheap.
     
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    3x 2GB Sandisk Cruzer Minis for £12 in Costco.
     
  8. ScuberSteve

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    Seriously, all of my less-informed friends think the entire internet is out to steal their identity.
     
  9. kobykaan

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    svp.co.uk is the cheapest place ive found for micro sd cards KINGSTON 1gb being £3.09 and 2gb @ £5.49 just remember to get cheap postage choose small items option when you goto checkout [​IMG]

    I buy stuff from there in bulk so works out cheaper in the longrun [​IMG]

    to sum up for 1 x 1gb kingston micro sd works out including p+p and vat (in the uk) works out £4.72 still cheaper than tescos and you dont even have to leave your pc lol [​IMG]


    which is still a bargain for a pretty good micro sd [​IMG]
     
  10. Man18

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    When i was younger I needed an MSD for a cell phone and paid roughtly £10 for it. The card was only 256mb.
     
  11. gizmo_gal

    gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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    I dont. They are always expensive.

    Many people dont know how to properly use the internet and its assets. They either think that there is little to the internet outside of porn, hackers and identity theft and the occasional email or two.

    Or worse, those who think the internet is for "Networking" with sites like Myspace ONLY [​IMG]

    They'll eventually get around to making sites on servers that are exclusive to "elitist" and what not, I cant wait. I really cant wait for that, because nothing makes me desire to claw someones eyes out quicker than listening to incessant and constant "chat speak" being SPOKEN in conversation.

    If people weren't under the delusion that this were cool and acceptable on the internet--the biggest "hang out" in the world--then they wouldn't do it. Some of us need a place, a network within the network, that is safe from people who choose to remain "noobs" all their virtual life.
     
  12. silent sniper

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    I don't. I've seen 256 MB MicroSD's in The Source (The Canadian equivalent to Radio Shack-Circuit City bought all of the Canadian Radio Shacks) for $60. I took it up to the front, looked at the guy, and just said "Holy Shit" and walked away.