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Anyone know where to buy some really cheap USB flash drives or MicroSD cards? Answered

Frenzy's instructable on USB dead drops got me inspired, but I don't want to set up just one!  I'd like to set up several around my little town here, and I don't want to break the bank doing it.  Does anyone know where to buy maybe six to twelve thumb drives or micro SD cards for super cheap?  I don't need anything particularly fancy, I'm sure 512mb or 1gb would be plenty of space.  I found some stuff on ebay but I'd still be paying around $35 for 10, and I'd like to get that down around $2 each or less.  What do you think?  Pipe dream or do you have some ideas? 

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Bot1398 (author)2012-03-12

ebay could solve your problem

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tinker234 (author)2011-06-01

if you need some i go to the eltroncs store dig in the dump or go on ebay and buy awhole bag of them or govermeant auctions

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sylviago (author)2010-12-07

check out chinabuye, they offer cheap products there. they even ship it for free and they deliver on time with a 1 year warranty.,

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Centaur1 (author)2010-11-15

Tryl www. Geeks.com, tigerdirect.com, or maybe those bidding sites besides ebay.
Not sure about bulk rates, but you can certainly try to find out.

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Burf (author)2010-11-14

Dealextreme has some of the lowest prices on memory cards and USB drives that I have seen. I don't know about bulk rates but you can probably find out at their site.
I ordered several items from them and had no problems at all. The only cautionary note I would add is that it can take 2 or three weeks for delivery as the orders are usually shipped from China.

http://www.dealextreme.com/products.dx/category.308~page.1~pagesize.52~pagesort.relevence

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depotdevoid (author)Burf2010-11-14

Thanks for the suggestion Burf, I was avoiding dealextreme since my last couple of interactions with them have been less than stellar (I had to wait about four months each for a couple of shipments). I'll probably end up going with them though, since I can be patient . . . hopefully I won't have to be THAT patient!

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