Lexar 128 mb JumpDrive 19.99 out the door at OM

soflawill

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Office Max has the 128 mb Lexar JumpDrive for 19.99 out the door. This is not an advertised item, but on their in-store flyer. Seems like a fairly hot deal to me - no rebates to deal with. Picked one up this morning, seems to work fine
 

RossMAN

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HOT considering no mail in rebate from a name brand company.

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zaph

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Many stores, including my local one are using the lexar and the MicroAdvantage USB drives interchangably.
 

soflawill

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not sure if nationwide, but these in-store flyers seem to cover a wide area-remember the 100.00 UPS mistake of two weeks ago
 

VirtualLarry

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Originally posted by: soflawill
Office Max has the 128 mb Lexar JumpDrive for 19.99 out the door. This is not an advertised item, but on their in-store flyer. Seems like a fairly hot deal to me - no rebates to deal with. Picked one up this morning, seems to work fine

Can you tell me if this is the older "JumpDrive Secure" USB 1.1 product, in which the body of the storage device is significantly wider than the USB connector itself, or the newer, slimmer USB 2.0 product? That would make the difference between mildly-warm and hot for me.

I currently already own the older "fat" USB 1.1 model of this device, and while it generally works well and hasn't given me any problems, the fact of the matter is that because it is wider than the USB connector itself, there are systems and situations in which it is actually unusable because of the physical form factor. Plus, I've seen the SanDisk USB 2.0 256MB "Cruiser" drive, for as low as $40, so for the same price/MB of flash storage, I could get one that is slimline and USB 2.0.

I learned the hard way, though, about the "fat" Lexars, when I tried to plug it into a Dell computer used for guest internet access at a hotel I stayed at. The way that the case was designed, the only two USB ports were on the back ATX I/O bracket, and because the PS/2 mouse+keyboard were plugged in, there was no way possible to plug in the Lexar flash drive. :(

I just thought of something, I guess I could buy a USB extension cable, that would probably work, but I hate carrying extra crap around.

There might be hope if my OM is substituting a MicroAdvantage drive, I think that those also have the slimline form-factor like the SanDisk drives do. The price is definately nice!
 

tommigsr

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don't know if nationwide, but it is in the instore flyer. used a 10 off 40 and got mine for 15.04 each + tax

(19.99 x 2) + .79 candy bar - (10off40)= 33.xx :D
 

carpenter

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Got a couple of these at Christmas when they did the same deal. They work well and make great stocking stuffers.
 

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Originally posted by: VirtualLarry
Originally posted by: soflawill
Office Max has the 128 mb Lexar JumpDrive for 19.99 out the door. This is not an advertised item, but on their in-store flyer. Seems like a fairly hot deal to me - no rebates to deal with. Picked one up this morning, seems to work fine


I just thought of something, I guess I could buy a USB extension cable, that would probably work, but I hate carrying extra crap around.
My Hot Deals $50 Buslink 128MB all-in-one Flash drive/MP3 player/voice recorder is also a 1.1 "Fat" form that is HARD to FIT into many USB ports . . . fortunately it CAME with a short - approx 5" USB extension cable . . . problem solved. ;)


If i didn't get in on my buslink hot deal last week, i'd be "all over" this one.
 

Tom33

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For what its worth, I bought the 256mb Jumpdrive Sport. It is USB 2.0. It was $50 at Fry's at month, they have had it $39.99 in the last couple of weeks, here in the S.F. Bay Area.
 

rainypickles

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i have a 64mb microadvantage ($10 from OM around sept) it still works for me and i keep it on my keys and jostle it everyday. it is usb 2.0 and comes with a ~3ft cable. so if you can get the (ugly) microadvantage, that would be better IMHO.
 

GordonV4

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As Winchester experienced OOS, but they did substitute MicroAdvantage QD128-J13.
Before i suggested the substitution, they offered a rain check.
Store #318
They still had 4 or 5 tags on the shelf, too.
 

trevinom

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Anybody want to sell their older 1.1 usb drives? I could use one, i'm tired of lugging around the smartmedia reader and the cable.
pm me if you do.


Thanks