01-27-2010 08:29 AM
*sigh* Well I just got off the phone with SanDisk customer support, and no surprise that they don't have any answers. They kept trying to get me to purchase it off the SanDisk website when all I wanted to know is why the 8GB Clip+ wasn't in stores. Finally one guy said to go to the "Where To Buy" section, but that only tells you who carries SanDisk products, not which ones they carry.
Isn't there anyone with some inside info, or maybe just a theory as to why the 8GB Clip+ isn't out there?
01-27-2010 09:15 AM
I don't mean to sound rude, but why don't you just get the cheapest deal online? Most of which are free shipping within the US.
Since I'm not from the US I had to pay about 78.70 USD for my Clip+, which included international shipping+handling costs. So, consider yourself fortunate.
Furthermore, it's not that expensive. I'm pretty sure you've spent much more on similar electronic devices. Plus, the Clip+ is awesome
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01-27-2010 01:06 PM
Presumably, the stores don't think it will sell as well as other lesser-GB models; and/or the profit to stores of the 4GB model exceeds that of the 8GB model.
I still don't follow why this is such an issue for you (perhaps you don't have access to a credit card?). You can test the Clip+ out, if that's your issue, at Best Buy and then order the 8GB (the exact same product, but more memory) online, or buy via Wal-Mart and pick it up at the store (and even return it right there and then, if you don't like it).
01-27-2010 05:43 PM
Does Radio Shack offer the 8GB as a ship-to-store device? You can try a demo smaller capacity one, and see if it is to your liking, then order the larger capacity one. Online, you'll definitely fine some great deals, and often the shipping is free.
I do see the 8GB available from the Sansa Store at $69.99- a pretty good deal! I have ordered several devices through the Store, and service is very fast.