WOW! things really have gotten a lot cheaper...

sankdisk Ultra II - sankdisk Ultra II 1gb
@sameroad (3180)
United States
December 20, 2008 9:10pm CST
So I was looking at memory cards and trying to see if its worth getting the exterme III over the Ultra II.. and I found some posts on a forum from 2005 talking about the two memory cards and do you know how much they were back then?! $100!! A ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS! for a SanDisk Ultra II 1GB.... and guess how much you can get these for today? UNDER TEN DOLLARS! $10. Isn't that crazy?! when i read that i was like dang... $100 bucks for a SD memory card? i couldn't see myself paying that much.. i'm so glad that they are cheap now. So what kind of memory card do you have? I have a couple of sankdisk 1GB and a kingmax 2GB and i plan on getting a 4 or 6GB sankdisk Ultra II
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8 responses
• United States
21 Dec 08
yeah it is crazy...things change so much over time and its hard to believe just how much they change
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
23 Dec 08
My first digital camera cost me $495 for a 2 mp point and shoot camera. My Canon Digital Rebel cost me $489. I spent more on my first laptop computer than I will on a new tower and lap top with 6xthe ram and 4x the Hard Drive on each than on the one laptop. It is getting to the point that you don't have to buy a service plan anymore because it cost almost as much as the product.
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
2 Jan 09
Hello sameroad. It is good that you have bought a memory card at a cheaper price. Now the price for these stuffs are getting lower. When I bought my first digital camera, I paid more than three hundred RMB for a memory card half of a 1GB. It was rather expensive, but now to get a 1GB memory card is only around two hundred RMB or less, depending on the brand of it.
• United States
23 Dec 08
I have sd cards and I love how cheap they are... In fact, I buy mine on ebay and they are super super cheap! :]
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
23 Dec 08
With people buying cameras with larger MP count you need larger cards. The more you produce the cheaper they get. Last year I got a great deal on a SanDdisk @G CF Card for $24.00, today I would consider it foolish to buy one for that price.I even say a 16GB CF Card selling for under $100.00. Memory is cheep. It is cheaper to buy extra cards than to buy a storage device when traveling.
@savypat (20247)
• United States
21 Dec 08
i think you are going to see more and more of this. It's great for those of us who still have jobs or pay coming in. Unfortunately it also shows that there is less and less demand and so less and less workers need to produce these wonderful bargains. That's the way a demand market works, when it's going up people work and when it's going down they don't.
@neuronic (242)
• Japan
21 Dec 08
Maybe because I'm from Japan I can get these things for much less than what you are presenting here. Actually I got my 2GB SD card for 5 dollars. So, when I've seen the prices I said to myself, well, what the heck, let's buy another one. So now, I have two :) But HD are also very cheap, you can get 1TB for $150 ;)
• Singapore
21 Dec 08
Yeah it's a lot cheaper nowadays compared to say 2 year ago. I'm using a 1Gb Sandisk CF card, and a 4Gb Seagate CFII card. I probably will get an 8Gb soon.
• United States
21 Dec 08
I'm not sure what kind I have but I'd love to find out what the difference is between brands.