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poohs_hunny
05-24-2007, 04:40 PM
I am looking for a 1GB SD memory card for my digital camera to use during next month's trip. I don't care about brands. What kind of prices should I be expecting for a generic brand? What stores should I check? Target didn't have any fabulous deals, and Wal-Mart was out of the cheaper brand last time I checked. Thank you for any help!

kangareaux
05-24-2007, 04:49 PM
I just got a 2Gig SD at Sams for $31 after tax. I think the brand name was Toshiba.

Chelley00
05-24-2007, 04:59 PM
If you have a Cord Camera near you, they have had quite a few Buy One Get One Free 1gb and 2gb memory cards lately

Frantasmic
05-24-2007, 05:01 PM
http://www.buy.com/prod/kingston-technology-1gb-elite-pro-secure-digital-card/q/loc/101/10403745.html

here's a good deal, especially if you can take advantage of the Google checkout, which you can if you haven't from that store before.

They had a similar deal a few weeks back where there were 4 1g SD cards and by the time I got done with rebates and Google checkout, the 1g cards cost about $4 each!

kat3668
05-24-2007, 05:34 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-Card-KPSD1GBSCS-Retail-Package/dp/B00076U1D8/ref=sr_1_3/002-1973485-7120868?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1180046013&sr=1-3
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Micro-Card-Retail-Package/dp/B000HWVOFQ/ref=sr_1_5/002-1973485-7120868?ie=UTF8&s=photo&qid=1180046013&sr=1-5
Good luck!:cool1:

Anewman
05-24-2007, 06:04 PM
Outpost/Frys

2gb @ $19.99 free shipping

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/4817470?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

twinklebug
05-24-2007, 06:11 PM
I know you mentioned the generic brand, but for a small amt more you can get the ultra II (highspeed) which will allow you to take pics at a faster rate. It's also nice to transfer them to the computer faster too.

I *think* I saw the 2GB Ultra 2 listed as $30 in the sunday paper. I'll see if I still have it around.

Anewman
05-24-2007, 06:24 PM
I know you mentioned the generic brand, but for a small amt more you can get the ultra II (highspeed) which will allow you to take pics at a faster rate. It's also nice to transfer them to the computer faster too.

I *think* I saw the 2GB Ultra 2 listed as $30 in the sunday paper. I'll see if I still have it around.

Not always will a faster card yield faster shooting rate in the camera. Some times the limiting factor is the CAMERA and not the card, so if a slow card still writes/reads faster than a digicam can recycle there would be no noticeable difference in shooting rate.

If you have a FAST DSLR that out writes a 40X generic card and you shoot mostly in BURSTS, then yes a faster card would be of great benefit.

And yes transferring photos to PC maybe faster with a faster card, unless you are using a USB 1.0 interface.

LadyyRedd
05-24-2007, 07:35 PM
I just got a 2Gig SD at Sams for $31 after tax. I think the brand name was Toshiba.

I bought the same thing this past Sunday. And yep, Toshiba. GREAT so far. My camera is 8mp and the card holds about 850 pictures when taken at the highest resolution....I can't imagine how many it holds at lower resolutions!

Kimya

twinklebug
05-24-2007, 07:43 PM
Some times the limiting factor is the CAMERA and not the card.

Agreed, but even with a slow 5mp Kodak there was a huge difference in processing speed by upgrading to the Ultra II SD card. Worth every extra penny IMHO. :thumbsup2

faster than a digicam can
Say that 10x fast :rotfl:

robinb
05-24-2007, 11:07 PM
I always look at FatWallet when I need something "technical". The are dozens of people who can't wait to be the first one to post about a special somewhere and how to use various coupons to your advantage. The search feature rocks!

http://www.fatwallet.com/

Once there type in "Secure Digital" or "SD" and you'll find the best price.

bevtoy
05-25-2007, 12:18 AM
I was at Walmart earlier tonight and they have two 1GB cards for 21 dollars. I just got a 4 GB card off of Eaby for 40 dollars including shipping wow, thats a good deal.

kaytieeldr
05-25-2007, 12:45 AM
faster than a digicam can.Say that 10x fast "Thatthatthatthatthatthatthatthatthatthat"

Office Depot has a SanDisk 2MB card for $19.99 starting Sunday.

Anewman
05-25-2007, 01:06 AM
Say that 10x fast :rotfl:

"Thatthatthatthatthatthatthatthatthatthat"



My take...

"that 10x fast":rotfl2:

mello
05-25-2007, 01:48 AM
I keep seeing SD cards advertised for ridiculously low prices at places like CompUSA, Staples, Circuit City and the like. My camera's a Sony so I don't use SD, and my ds's camera can't take anything over 512mb SD, so I haven't specifically been pricing the 1gb and more SD cards, but I've found 512 cards for $7-$15 and even free after rebates. I think the 1gbs seem to be advertised around $20-$30ish for the most part.

Jeanne B
05-25-2007, 06:32 AM
Watch for specials online. slickdeals.net and dealsofamerica.com are good places to watch for SD card specials. I posted a deal on the photography boards here a couple of weeks ago that was ridiculously cheap, 4 Kingston 1GB cards for around $15 after $10 google checkout and rebate (I think it was a buy.com).

I only buy SanDisk and PNY, my last 1GB PNY card I bought online cost me $5 (I think I bought it from buy.com and had $10 off with google checkout, no rebate). Kingston is another brand I see recommended often.

Be careful buying SD cards from ebay, I've read several posts on other boards by people who have had problems with cards bought from ebay. Don't remember the specifics though, sorry.

My one other tip...buy more than one card, memory is cheap these days and if you have a problem with your one and only memory card while you're on vacation you don't want to be searching for a memory card especially if you're at a theme park, that's missed picture opportunities. I usually bring several 1 and 2GB cards with me on vacation, some standard, some ultra (for taking video with my camera).

DisneyaholicRaquel
05-25-2007, 06:41 AM
I was in Staples yesterday and bought 2 -1g SD cards. They were on sale for $14.98 a piece. If you take in empty printer cartridges they will give you a $3 credit for each one. I took in 4 so, I got $12 off my order.

wendygrace
05-25-2007, 10:59 AM
Staples is advertising "Edge" brand cards 512mb for $5 each after rebate. Anyone know if "Edge" brand is any good?

Savin4Disney
05-25-2007, 11:33 AM
I got a 1GB at Walgreens for 19.99. I believe they have the 2GB for 29.99 on sale this week.

Free4Life11
05-25-2007, 11:55 AM
I am looking for a 1GB SD memory card for my digital camera to use during next month's trip. I don't care about brands. What kind of prices should I be expecting for a generic brand? What stores should I check? Target didn't have any fabulous deals, and Wal-Mart was out of the cheaper brand last time I checked. Thank you for any help!

Just got one yesterday at Circuit City.

$17.99 for a Sandisk 1 GB Memory Card.

azgal81
05-25-2007, 12:18 PM
Amazon has amazing prices on memory cards.

solfan68
05-25-2007, 12:54 PM
Kingston 1 gig card at Amazon for eleven dollars and change. Less than seven from some of their second tier sellers. I got a 1 gig card from one of these sellers a month or two ago for about five bucks, plus shipping. Amazing the storage capacity you can get these days for dirt cheap ! :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

TN_DISNEY
05-26-2007, 08:13 AM
Try www.ecost.com

Currently have a 2G card by Kingston for $9 + shipping (after rebate)

As the others have stated, your local office supply store (officemax, depot, staples, etc.) will often have "mail in rebate" specials.

tink2dw
05-26-2007, 09:16 AM
Be Careful, pay attention to How Much memory Your camera can Handle!!!
I got a deal on a 2gig SanDisk on Black Monday. But it was Too Much for my camera!!!! Silly me, thought you could add as much memory as you could afford, NOT TRUE! I had to exchange it for a 1gig SanDisk. You don't want be on vacation when you find out you over did the gigs!!!

mtblujeans
05-26-2007, 11:34 AM
Buy.com (http://www.buy.com/retail/coupon.asp?prid=80261253&adid=17581&dcaid=17581) is offering a 7% off coupon, that can be used more than once, thru 5/30/07. I have not checked to see if can be used with a memory card, yet, but the restrictions look like it can. You cannot use the discount with the Google checkout, though.

mtblujeans
05-26-2007, 11:37 AM
Try www.ecost.com

Currently have a 2G card by Kingston for $9 + shipping (after rebate)

As the others have stated, your local office supply store (officemax, depot, staples, etc.) will often have "mail in rebate" specials.Do you have a direct link for the Kingston card? I can't find it....thanks! :thumbsup2

Found It! (http://www.ecost.com/detail.aspx?edp=3521625) And HERE (http://eimages.ecost.com/rapcoupons/10784eCOST.pdf) is the rebate! (The rebate allows you to purchase a limit of 2) But, the shipping is $9.00! :(

calypso*a*go-go
05-28-2007, 12:06 AM
Today's ad (5/27) for Office Depot has a 2gb Sandisk SD card for $19.99...which I actually took to Best Buy and had them price match.

Jeanne B
05-28-2007, 06:06 AM
Best Buy has the Sandisk 1GB for $14.99 and CC has the 1GB Ultra for $19.99 (yesterday and today only I think).

KPmom
05-28-2007, 06:52 PM
Also consider www.tigerdirect.com they are cheap and almost always have a rebate offer of some kind. ~Mandy