why is this SDHC 90 bucks?

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  1. claudekennilol
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  2. Minox

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    Nothing at all, it's just very overpriced.
     
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    Well, if you are looking to buy one, use Amazon. Much cheaper. =/
     
  4. roguetrip

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    stuff at a retail store is always overpriced over online store. Its only a class 4 at that since Sandisk doesn't have any Class 6 available yet.

    Newegg has a 8GB Class 6 A-data for $30+shipping! I have one and it works great.
     
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    The SanDisk brand at BestBuy carries a heavy price tag...You should buy the SanDisk brand at...I donno...any other store.
     
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    Retail prices are always ridiculous compared to the prices at something like newegg. Just last week I saw a 64meg (yes, meg) card for 15$ when I was shopping. It was like what the hell, the 2 gig card in my phone cost 10$..... lol. I think that's the worst I've ever seen.
     
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    Retail stores exist only to take advantage of the technologically declined. [​IMG]
     
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    They have to pay for the staff that works there, utilities, etc. [​IMG]
     
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    Although they rape you sideways on prices, they are nice when you need something right away and don't have the ability to wait a few days. If you look on some deals the prices are only a touch higher than a Online store price+shipping.

    I know video cards are usually 40-75% more than what I could get one online for!
     
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    Roguetrip is mistaken. This is a sandisk mobile ultra card. Sandisk mobile ultra cards are class6. You can find them for a lower price if you buy them on the web. For more information look up the card model code at http://www.sandisk.com/
     
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    Not that it makes it right, but usually companies are just refusing to lose money on an item. they probably bought it for 10 bucks 4 years ago or something and are too cheap to just give it away lol
     
  14. da_head

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    well companies don't ALWAYS rip u off, they have a few random kickass sales. a few weeks ago, i found this awesome deal at futureshop. 2gig ddr2 kingston ram (desktop and laptop) for $35 CAD. the 1gig was $70 rofl. when i asked an employee there, he was dumbfounded. lol the reason i asked cuz i didn't rly need a 2gig.

    this is how the conv went.

    me: "hi. may i ask u a question about this?" *holds up ram*
    employee: "that sir, is laptop ram."
    me:"...."
    employee: *smile*
    me:"...yeah anyways, i was just wondering, how come the 2gig is 35 bucks, and the 1 gig is 70? can u put the 1gig on sale as well?
    employee: *sigh* "sir, they're obviously different models." *turns away*

    then i go get it and show him.

    me: "umm, its the same thing."
    employee: *examines closely*
    me: "...."
    employee:".....uh....just get the 2gig kid."

    loool. stupid futureshop employees
     
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    Where do you see class 6?!?!? The only Ultra listed doesn't even show its speed. the Standard sandisk micro-SDHC only shows a class 2 rating! so the Ultra might only be class 4.

    http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Catalog(14...SDHC_Cards.aspx

    As of yet I haven't seen a sandisk 8GB class 6 card.


    On a side note, its crazy, sandisk website list the 8GB micro SDHC+ usb reader for 59.99, Same thing at best buy is 88.99!! 48% Markup!!


    EDIT: After some googling, this review claims its a Class 8 card, dunno if its true or not but if it is then we are both wrong. lol
    source: http://www.symbian-guru.com/welcome/2008/0...osd-better.html

    I can't find anything that is truely official though, not even on sandisk site.

    My 8GB A-Data micro SDHC class 6 still shows transfer speeds of:
    Read 22MB/s
    Write 10MB/s

    I wonder which one is truely faster on a benchmark. The A-Data is still cheaper if the OP is wondering.
     
  16. Seven

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    I actually looked it up, and it seems that the MSRP of 8GB microSDHCs are around ~$105.

    Internet saves the day. And your wallet.
     
  17. Perseid

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    Never buy flash media from a store. Find a reputable online seller(NOT eBay. I repeat, NOT eBay) such as newegg because physical stores will often charge well over double what newegg will for the exact same card.
     
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    I was looking for buying my mate who lives in the US a wireless USB stick and I took a look at BestBuy. I quickly came to realize their prices on anything are RIDICULOUSLY HIGH.
     
  19. jalaneme

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    it's the same in the UK that's why i haven't been to a high street store in years, games still cost £50 in hmv and GAME lol
     
  20. claudekennilol
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    yeah, this card is a class 6. (at least the one I thought I was linking is--pretty sure it's the same card as I punched in the model number) Anyway, I bought it 'cause I was driving by best buy, but I checked the online prices when I got home and was dumbfounded at why this was so expensive versus other cards (like at newegg). Needless to say I'll be returning this one (unopened).