funny you mention that, back in the day, these drives were over $500, and you couldn't find them, people would buy the ipod mini for like $450, crack it open only to harvest the micro-drive and put it on eBay for a $50 or so profit
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posted: Mar. 7, 2013 @ 7:09p
billrubin said: edavid said: billrubin said: Great comments on this one. Although it is interesting that they were selling this for $3 and $4 before they put it on rebate! Probably not with free shipping though.With ShopRunner, it's always free.
Too bad ShopRunner cancelled my account last year because I placed too many Newegg orders in a short period of time. With all the FAR stuff from Newegg lately, be careful not to overuse ShopRunner.
Could, but as someone who just dropped a $30 32 GB CF card in his 2nd gen Mini (along with a new battery - they still used easy to disconnect plugs back then) there are better ways to upgrade your mini that don't leave its capacity absurdly low. I like the looks people give when I use my "retro" mp3 player.
Lol, thanks to poster below for reminding me of the dot-com bubble. Flooz and Whoopi goldberg commercials. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flooz.com Users accumulated flooz credits either as a promotional bonus given away by some internet businesses or purchased directly from flooz.com which then could be redeemed for merchandise at a variety of participating online stores. In 2001, Flooz.com was notified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that a Russian organized crime syndicate was using Flooz and stolen credit card numbers as part of a money-laundering scheme, in which stolen credit cards were used to purchase currency and then redeemed. Levitan has stated that fraudulent purchases accounted for 19% of (Flooz's?) consumer credit card transactions by mid-2001. The company announced its closure on August 26, 2001, perceived as an early indicator of the growing dot-com bust. Upon the company's closing, all unused flooz credits became worthless and nonrefundable. Over its short history, flooz.com reportedly exhausted from $35 to $50 million in venture capital.
posted: Mar. 9, 2013 @ 7:39p
I have of one these in my Dell Axim X51v PDA along with a 4GB card in the SD slot. It does affect battery life since it's not solid state, but you can fit a lot of Napster MP3s on it. I paid $400 for mine, but I was able to use $200 in flooz so it was only $200 out of pocket.
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