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Old 15-07-2006, 11:33   #1 (permalink)
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Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

Hi all,
Where is the cheapest place to get hold of a 2GB Compact Flash card? I like the Kingston Elite Pro series, so wouldn't mind one of those (but am open to others). I just can't face sifting through all the Chinese rubbish on eBay, especially with all the fake Sansdisks floating around.

Any recommendations? (UK based if possible!)

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Old 15-07-2006, 11:47   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

I don't use CF so I've no idea what the prices are like to compare, but the SD is nice 'n cheap

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Re: Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

I just got a Kingston 40x 1GB from Picstop for 18.90. Ordered from their website Thursday evening, arrived this morning. They list the 2GB Elite Pro at 40.30 inc VAT.

They're based in the Isle of Man (not sure if that's technically UK! )

See: Kingston 50X CompactFlash Elite Pro High Speed - 2GB ONLY 40.30 inc VAT @ PicStop UK
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Old 15-07-2006, 14:47   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

Ah good old Picstop! I got my first 512MB card from there a few years back. Thanks for reminding me of them, ordered a 2GB.

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Re: Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

just bought a Sandisk ultra II 4GB for 88.12 delivered, which is a bargain cheapest I've seen is from a reputable supplier is 110 + delivery.

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Farnell InOne, distributors of electronic, electrical and industrial component products. Online ordering and 24 hour delivery as standard.

order code CS1205527
(Product is on sale and the order code wasn't active for online purchase yet, so had to phone)

you'll have to set up account but thats pretty painless
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Old 17-07-2006, 14:05   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

Have you used Farnell before Stu? Just wondering what their service is like?
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Re: Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

yes used them loads of times, i have a cash account with them, and my old firm used to order off them almost daily. Not the cheapest for somethings if your not a business considering everything is ex vat but still get somethings pretty cheap.
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Re: Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

That's good to know then

Cheers for the reply
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Re: Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

there you go Steve ordered sat afternoon arrived this morning on a free delivery service
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Re: Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

I assume a Memory card is faster write access than Microdrive (which I have a 4GB model) ?
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Re: Where's the cheapest for CompactFlash nowadays?

Depends on the Memory card and the Microdrive but for sure the Microdrive will be more suseptible to shock/temperatures/damage and more battery intensive too. If you are looking at the more recent cards it is very likely that they are much quicker than your microdrive.
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there you go Steve ordered sat afternoon arrived this morning on a free delivery service
You can't fault that for service, thanks for letting me know
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Hi all,
Where is the cheapest place to get hold of a 2GB Compact Flash card? I like the Kingston Elite Pro series, so wouldn't mind one of those (but am open to others). I just can't face sifting through all the Chinese rubbish on eBay, especially with all the fake Sansdisks floating around.

Any recommendations? (UK based if possible!)

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Hi... Don`t know if they are super cheap (as I`m still looking) but mx2.com are super mega cheapr for C123 batteries.. and The flash looks pretty cheap to me, though you can get it cheaper if you have the patience on ebay.

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