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Re: Maybe a deal on flash drives



On Sat, 2007-09-15 at 01:09 +0300, Markku Kolkka wrote:
> Aaron Konstam kirjoitti viestissään (lähetysaika perjantai, 14. 
> syyskuuta 2007):
> > They are selling San Disk 4GB Cruzer Micro U3 USB Flash drive
> > for $54 (~ $60 dollars shipped) SKU AD0631864
> 
> I bought exactly that drive for 30 Euros (~41 USD), so you are 
> getting ripped off at that price. 

I have obviously unleashed a pack of hostility. Let me say:
1. I am not worried that some people can buy this device cheaper.
2. How much would it cost to ship the device to me from a place that one
pays in euros?
3. All of these devices CDs, floppies, etc. have limited life in use.
4. I am frustrated both that floppy drives have disappeared and CD-RWs
cannot be formatted as Windows can do. So to do what these devices can
do flash drives are the only option.
5. I see some possibility of using a 4G flash drive that a 256M flash
drive will not work for.

So I am happy with my flash drive. I also use it in Windows so the U3
(http://www.u3.com) stuff looks very interesting. For example,
installing a Fedora version on a machine without a DVD drive.
If you can buy the same thing cheaper that is great.
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Here is the fact of the week, maybe even the fact of the month.
According to probably reliable sources, the Coca-Cola people are
experiencing severe marketing anxiety in China. The words "Coca-Cola"
translate into Chinese as either (depending on the inflection)
"wax-fattened mare" or "bite the wax tadpole". Bite the wax tadpole.
There is a sort of rough justice, is there not? The trouble with this
fact, as lovely as it is, is that it's hard to get a whole column out of
it. I'd like to teach the world to bite a wax tadpole. Coke -- it's the
real wax-fattened mare. Not bad, but broad satiric vistas do not open
up. -- John Carrol, The San Francisco Chronicle
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Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam sbcglobal net


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