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where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« on: April 17, 2010, 02:54:38 AM »
Anyone know where I can buy ~200+ microSD cards at bulk price?

No less than 2GB.

Its a bit too small of an amount to buy directly from the manufacturer . . .

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 03:48:17 AM »
Oh god, admin on another rampage... What sort of price per piece are you looking for?
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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 03:57:30 AM »
Well, the cheapest non-bulk price I can find in a quick search is $5.50 for 2GB.

So I was hoping for at most $3-4 in bulk.

Just an FYI, I'm thinking buying closer to 500 now.

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 08:45:57 AM »
http://www.xkcd.org/691/

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 09:09:57 AM »
Search alibaba.com
Your quantity may not be enough for a bulk order, but what you can do in that case ( and what I've done in the past) is purchase that 300 or 500 as samples. say you'd like to order 300 or 500 samples and they'd be happy to sell you it at sample price ( which is pretty cheap).
Also, note that you'll have to sign up for an account on Alibaba and that you'll have to individually contact each manufacturer through Alibaba's contact for a price quote. Its a bit annoying, but they usually reply within 48 hours. One company may sell multiple types of SD cards, so be sure to only contact a company once.
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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2010, 03:58:12 PM »
Admin is obviously making sure he has enough storage in his camera/video for his next trip !
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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010, 08:41:28 PM »
Hmmm I think Alibaba is exactly what I need . . . I actually have a close friend that works there, I think I'll IM her now . . . hehe

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 02:18:58 PM »
One day one of us will build a robot to seek out and find admin.  Then we will know what he's up to!! All these secret projects and stuff (mumble grumble mumble)   ;D

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2010, 03:11:53 PM »
hundreds of SD cards, and a stack of reject Axon's, I'd say he's clustering something.

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 03:40:12 PM »
He's planning to store the Universe on microSD cards.

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010, 03:57:10 PM »
He's planning to store the Universe on microSD cards.
It's called the matrix.
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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2010, 11:16:41 AM »
The world's highest capacity solid state drive!
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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2010, 03:31:49 PM »
Or maybe he's looking for a place to store all those e-mails he got with "who is this admin person anyways?O_o" in the subject.

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2010, 04:22:56 PM »
Oo o ooo oo oo I got it ! I got it!  He's building a microSD card shooting robot.  Then, he can fill the SD cards with a full encyclopedia, and unleash the POWER OF INFORMATION on his foes...   :o That's gotta be it.   ::)

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2010, 05:33:36 PM »
aXon III is coming soon
The SD is for external memory, you will probably be able to store image data, maps for GPS etc and all that to be used from the AI algoritm...hehehe
That is a speculation of course, but who knows...Why not

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2010, 08:44:26 AM »
After reading this, I've decided NOT to buy microSD cards from China. Ever. I'll stick to official trusted retailers only.

http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=918

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2010, 03:15:42 PM »
Wow, just goes to show... This remind anyone of the sparkfun thing with the atmegas?
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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2010, 07:14:00 PM »
It turns out that xrays showed that the bogus atmegas actually are something although it isn't a mcu.
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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2010, 08:34:13 PM »
It turns out that xrays showed that the bogus atmegas actually are something although it isn't a mcu.
Well, it could still be an mcu, just not one that works like an ATmega328 . . .

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2010, 09:12:37 PM »
True but if you're going to make scam chips why make expensive ones?
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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2010, 09:33:02 PM »
True but if you're going to make scam chips why make expensive ones?
It could be anything, really. There are plenty of old worthless microcontrollers out there . . .

There aren't many chips out there with that many pins and form factor that isn't a microcontroller . . .

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2010, 02:18:17 PM »
But the goal was never to make a microcontroller. They wanted to make something that seems like it's a microcontroller.
So it doesn't really matter what it looks like, just what it is and it probably isn't a microcontroller because like I said if you're going to fake it, make it cheap.
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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2010, 02:41:08 PM »
It could easily be cheaper to just use what you already have and is worthless than try to make a new system to insert a blank piece of metal in it.

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2011, 10:10:59 AM »
Yes, I'm a new member and I dug up this really old post.  But I was lead here by Google while searching for the best/cheapest way to buy microSD cards in bulk, and there's no closure!

I've found a few sellers on Amazon for cheap, but they charge the same S&H fee per item, which makes me think there has to be a better way.

So, Admin, where did you end up buying your cards?

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Re: where to buy 200 microSD cards in bulk?
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2011, 09:39:42 PM »
I never got any, I gave up. The cheap stuff were all Chinese, but I just read too many bad stories about them . . .

 


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