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Registered: ‎06-25-2008

4 GB microSD card from buy.com for $11 after rebate - thru today, aug 3rd

recently stumbled on this, from buy.com: 

4 GB microSD card for $11 after rebate 

rebate only good thru today, aug 3rd:

 

Dane-Elec 4GB microSDHC micro Secure Digital High Capacity CardDane-Elec 4GB microSDHC (microSDHC) Card
Dane-Elec 4GB microSDHC micro Secure Digital High Capacity Card After Rebate(s): $10.95  This product qualifies for Free Shipping. Click for details.FREE SHIPPING User Rating:User Rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6

 

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Registered: ‎07-15-2008

Re: 4 GB microSD card from buy.com for $11 after rebate - thru today, aug 3rd

As I pointed out in your other thread:  It's OK if you (a) can deal with the rebate and (b) understand it's a MicroSDHC (*not* MicroSD) card.  The v2 players will accept MicroSDHC cards; v1 players, however, must be Rockboxed to accept them.

 

I wouldn't do too much posting of this either, since SanDisk also sells its own flash memory cards.  Though I got one of these (my testing will have to wait till I Rockbox my player), I'm sure SanDisk would rather sell you their own cards.  Smiley Wink

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Re: 4 GB microSD card from buy.com for $11 after rebate - thru today, aug 3rd

Not too bad a deal, but it is a class 4, which means it will have a lower transfer rate (2/3 of) than class 6 cards.  Newegg has a class 6 Transcend 4gb card w/ SD adapter for $13.75, but $6.99 shipping brings it up to $20.74 after paying shipping costs.  On the plus side, newegg has uber fast shipping.

 

I've never heard of Dane-Elec, not that my never hearing of it matters too much.  I only bring that up because I've been burned by vaporware "rebates" in the past.  Take all rebate offers well salted, especially when the offer is from an unknown company.

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Re: 4 GB microSD card from buy.com for $11 after rebate - thru today, aug 3rd


@TheMarkster wrote:

Newegg has a class 6 Transcend 4gb card w/ SD adapter for $13.75, but $6.99 shipping brings it up to $20.74 after paying shipping costs.  On the plus side, newegg has uber fast shipping.


And, if you go for "Egg Saver" shipping (USPS, $2.69 on this one), the equivalent of Buy.com's free shipping on the Dane-Elec card, it's $16.44 with shipping.  Of course, it's not as "uber fast" as Newegg's usual shipping (UPS, 3 days max--if the warehouse is close like mine, next-day UPS Ground), but fast enough; I ordered another card from Newegg on Monday and got it Saturday, same as from Buy.com.  (Possibly even faster, but my mailman holds most packages till Saturdays as I work during the day and my mailbox is rather small.)  Not to mention, of course, that the Dane-Elec rebate deal is now over--but Newegg's deal lives on.

 


@TheMarkster wrote:

I've never heard of Dane-Elec, not that my never hearing of it matters too much.  I only bring that up because I've been burned by vaporware "rebates" in the past.  Take all rebate offers well salted, especially when the offer is from an unknown company.


I have heard of Dane-Elec, though I didn't know till just the other day that it's a French company (though the cards are made in Asia like everyone else--mine was from Japan).  My first Dane-Elec MicroSD card, a 1GB from a local Target (complete with MiniSD, full-size SD, and USB adapters), was OK, so I thought I'd use this to try out Rockbox.  The other cards I have are all Kingstons; from the card markings, it seems both companies get their cards from the same manufacturer (Toshiba, perhaps--but definitely not SanDisk).  I haven't seen a real Transcend card, so I don't know who makes them.

 

Though I went ahead and took the plunge, I agree with you on rebates.  I got burned recently by an unheard-of cordless-phone maker (of no relevance to this board) who doesn't honor their rebates, even if you jump thru all the hoops.  Thankfully, (a) their phones were a good deal for their features even without the rebates--they might have made it if they'd just dropped the rebates; and (b) both came from reputable retailers (both part of chains--one brick-and-mortar, one online) who honored the rebates themselves after I complained to them.  It also helps to keep the pressure on; I had another company recently claim they didn't get my UPC code, but I quickly sent my copy with UPC to their resubmission department--they backed down a week later.