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How do I Choose the Best Cheap SD Cards?

By Felicia Dye
Updated May 16, 2024
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An SD card is a secure digital storage device. It can store various sorts of information from devices such as cameras and telephones. That information is then generally easy to transfer to another device such as a computer or printer. Since an increasing number of devices are beginning to work with this technology, it is becoming easier to find cheap SD cards. Good places to begin your search are circulars and the Internet.

Two types of stores where you are likely to have the best success in finding cheap SD cards are superstores and major electronics stores. Instead of going to each store in your area, you may be able to do your comparison shopping with the store circulars, often in generous supply in the Sunday edition of many newspapers. As you are comparing prices, do not forget to also look at the storage capacity. If you are not careful, you could compare cheap SD cards with small amounts of storage space to more expensive ones that have more capacity and mistakenly believe that you have found a deal.

As you are comparison shopping, look for bundle deals. You may be able to find SD cards that are free or whose prices will be greatly reduced if other items are purchased at the same time. If you are also in the market for a digital camera, you may find a deal where purchasing the digital camera entitles you to a half-priced SD card. These types of deals are most commonly found at electronics stores.

Electronics and computer fairs are also good places to look for cheap SD cards. Such trade events often have drastically reduced prices on industry goods. This is because massive quantities may have been purchased from overstocked warehouses or the goods may have been provided by sponsoring companies at extremely low prices. The drawback with making such a purchase is that the sale may be final. If you choose to purchase cheap SD cards at such an event, it would be a good idea to take a device with you so you can test it.

Internet auction sites are also great places to look. These can offer you the opportunity to bid a low price for the SD cards you want. Many online merchants are very flexible and if you have bargaining skills, you may be able to negotiate a bulk rate that will allow you to get several cheap SD cards. You may also be able to get free SD cards if you make a large enough purchase. It is therefore a good idea to consider all of your needs to maximize your purchasing power instead of buying items individually.

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Discussion Comments
By anon148782 — On Feb 02, 2011

I'm getting a hip street mp3 player and it has a video and camera on it and it needs a sd 4gb card, but i need one and don't know what sd card i need. one that is very cheap but where to find one?

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