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    Default USB memory sticks

    Me wife is looking for some - where will I find the cheapest? I've looked around but they seem to be all the same price

    sarel

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    Default Re: USB memory sticks

    Are you sure you really want the cheapest? Sometimes you do get what you pay for. I saw one (bought from the wellknown computer store Pak'n'Save) with a USB connector which was the PCB, not a connector. It lasted all of a week before it died.

    PriceSpy will help with price comparisons.

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    Default Re: USB memory sticks

    Mate of mine just bought 128 meg stick from the Warehouse for $30.

    Try www.trademe.co.nz too.

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    Default Re: USB memory sticks

    Thanks guys.

    I've got NO knowledge of them - don't even know how it should look and the wife wants to buy one TODAY. We will start at the WH?

    sarel

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    Default Re: USB memory sticks

    Have a look at the plug on a USB cable before you start. The under $20 units on PriceSpy seem to be mostly "RunDisk" brand; that's the one I saw. It had a "plastic and PCB" connector. A real USB connector looks different, and more durable.

    The prices listed range from $18.32 to $436. I doubt if you want a 4GB one.

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    Default Re: USB memory sticks

    I bought my 512mb stick from Dick Smiths about 4-5 months ago. Still works, has never failed to do its job.

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    Had 2 cheap Rundisks fried 'em both
    Got a quality Kingston 512 now hopefully it will last longer
    I haven't spoken to my wife for 18 months - I just don't dare to interrupt her.

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    Default Re: USB memory sticks

    I have fried an Apacer, Transcend and a couple of Kingstons.

    Decided to live without for the time being......
    better Dredd then dead

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    Default Re: USB memory sticks

    I'd avoid RunDisk like the plague. (Mine didnt last a week)

    I got me a Seitec which has been with me for 4 months without fail
    My shutdown application

    Call me Angel Nob Bobstickles. The baking vending builder who can't fix it.

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    Default Re: USB memory sticks

    I see that DSE have 128MB being cleared at $35 (if your branch has got any).

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