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[Amazon Canada] SanDisk 256gb Extreme microSD - A2 speed - $98.99 (PRIME only)

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[Amazon Canada] SanDisk 256gb Extreme microSD - A2 speed - $98.99 (PRIME only)

second lowest price this card has been.
prime only :(
stack with 8% ebates for even better deal!

for those who need the faster read/write speed.
not as big a card as the 400gb for $99 a few days ago, but this is the newest A2 model.
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Anything cheaper in the 64 GB or 128 GB capacities with similar speed? It is too expensive to buy a single 256 GB card like this especially when they tend to fail after heavy use.
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JoeStale wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 1:42 am
Anything cheaper in the 64 GB or 128 GB capacities with similar speed? It is too expensive to buy a single 256 GB card like this especially when they tend to fail after heavy use.
if you click on the options, the 64gb is $40.01 from amazon direct.

have you had these fail in a phone or tablet?
my 128gb card still works in my phone. never had any problems in 2+ years
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picked up a 64 gb extreme. needed a card for my nintendo switch.
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Lowest price for this recently according to Price Dropper was $88 on Christmas Eve. Since then it's been hovering between $110 to $140 so this is a decent price especially if stackable with the 8% ebates.

It's also $98 at NewEgg right now, but minimal ebates (like 1%).

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How does this compare to the 256gb Samsung U3 card?

Speaking of Samsung MicroSDs, whatever happened to the 512gb microsd they announced. I want it but it's not being sold anywhere
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I have this card (from another retailer) and it's great, but I would be really leery of buying any Sandisk SD card from amazon due to fake products and stock co-mingling.

https://petapixel.com/2018/05/31/beware ... ory-cards/

There's 2 sellers "Fulfilled by Amazon" so you don't know what you are getting here.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 6:11 pm
I have this card (from another retailer) and it's great, but I would be really leery of buying any Sandisk SD card from amazon due to fake products and stock co-mingling.

https://petapixel.com/2018/05/31/beware ... ory-cards/

There's 2 sellers "Fulfilled by Amazon" so you don't know what you are getting here.
just make sure you're buying directly from the big A.
i was worried too, but purchased 2 cards during the holidays and they're both legit.
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gotglint wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 6:19 pm
just make sure you're buying directly from the big A.
i was worried too, but purchased 2 cards during the holidays and they're both legit.
Buying "Ships from and Sold by Amazon" may not prevent counterfeits, due to stock co-mingling. Amazon does not necessarily keep separate inventories for 3rd party sellers versus its own inventory.

Good to hear you got the real product though.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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Jucius Maximus wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 6:21 pm
Buying "Ships from and Sold by Amazon" may not prevent counterfeits, due to stock co-mingling. Amazon does not necessarily keep separate inventories for 3rd party sellers versus its own inventory.

Good to hear you got the real product though.
i wonder how long that will go on for.
surely they're aware of this problem.

they've spent 20 years earning everyone's trust to buy online versus physical stores.

hope they start segregating 3rd party inventory.
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Just a note, i bought 2 256 cards and a 400 in the last 3 months from Amazon. All legit.

Ships and sold by Amazon. Good enough for me.
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rjpadua wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 7:03 pm
https://m.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/sand ... d/12927938

128GB is on sale at Bestbuy for $70
Will you accept $40? A year ago, Costco was selling 64 GB V1 cards for $20. A year later, microSD cards are way more expensive on a per GB basis, even accounting for the BE speed even though wholesale flash memory priced like in SSDs have cratered. Are there any reliable 128 GB cards in V1 speeds for cheaper?
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gotglint wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 6:31 pm
i wonder how long that will go on for.
surely they're aware of this problem.

they've spent 20 years earning everyone's trust to buy online versus physical stores.

hope they start segregating 3rd party inventory.
In my view, Amazon is no longer a shopping or merchandise-selling company, and has changed to financial and digital services company.
From what I can see, things have changed and Amazon is no longer concerned with the goods or customers, and is instead only a facilitator of transactions between merchants and sellers.
Whether the goods are legit, the sellers are legit or scams, or the buyers are satisfied or not are becoming less and less relevant.
What matters are only the aggregate sales, profit margins, customer interactions, percentages of complaints and returns that cut into the margins from facilitating purchases.
Sad to say but it seems more and more like Amazon has lost its way.

I think they need to separate their merchandising and online shopping facilitation into 2 separate businesses.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?

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