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Best place to pick up CF cards

Discussion in 'General Technical Discussion' started by Jon Neely, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Jon Neely

    Jon Neely

    Sep 1, 2008
    Fresno, Ca
    hey guys/gals, I need to get about 6-8 CF cards, 4gig, at least 133x sandisk or transcend or lexar or something brand named. Just looking to see who is repeatable and has the best buys.


  2. AlanG


    May 6, 2008
    Virginia, USA
    Try Newegg.com
    Very good pricing, selection, and the best customer service this side of B&H.
  3. pirahnah3


    Feb 22, 2008
    i have actually found some good pricing on the sandisk ones at circuit city althou i always check out B and H and adorama as well.
  4. LRogers


    Sep 3, 2008
    Delaware, US
    I always use Amazon....
  5. KeithR


    Jun 21, 2008
    I just checked B&H and they had the Lexar 4GB(300X UDMA) for $78, but with a $55/per card rebate on 3 max that brings the cost down to $23/per for $69 for 3. The Lexar 4GB(133x) is listed as discontinued. Being a member of NAPP, I go to B&H through the NAPP site and don't have to pay shipping. Just one of the NAPP perks.
  6. yendikeno


    Mar 31, 2008
    Another fan of Newegg for my cards.
  7. moffo


    Oct 20, 2005
    Central TX
    I love NewEgg, but their pricing for shipping makes purchase of multiple items a bit less attractive, since they charge shipping on a per item basis. (Like 5 bucks to ship *each* printer cartridge...)
  8. luke_28


    May 12, 2008
    Beach Camera or Buydig (I believe they are the same company). Great prices and free shipping on memory cards.
  9. I just got and 8GB Sandisk Extreme Ducati Edition SDCFX4-008-AD1 from Amazon, $174.45 total.

  10. Jon Neely

    Jon Neely

    Sep 1, 2008
    Fresno, Ca
    looks like newegg is me, thanks guys!

  11. dablan


    Sep 11, 2008
    Guys -
    be sure to check out your local Costco or Sams Club too.
  12. dablan


    Sep 11, 2008
    Also, here's a tip, as you start using more cards. In my first job out of college shooting video for a small CBS affiliate, I used this method for the camera batteries. It works even better for memory cards. Get a label maker, one of those little ones for file folders - or even, just a black marker. Label your cards 1, 2, 3, or A, B, C, etc. Always start with A. Then use B. If you are using B, then you know that A is full. I know photographers with 8 and 10 cards, and trying to figure out which card is used, which is not, during a shoot, can be nuts. Instead, if card 7 or 8 is in your camera, you know that 1 through 6 are full.
    Hope that make sense! :) 
  13. Ditto on the NewEgg comments.
  14. waltny


    Mar 27, 2008
    Reno, NV
    Just picked up a few Kingston 4GB 133X for 16.95 each on newegg.:cool: 
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