Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
Mostly harmless
corto

card stories

So...
I go into Futureshop about a half hour before closing today.
I show the service desk girl that I have my camera and a memory card with me but I want to talk to the camera dudes first.
No problemo...

Camera dude... is this memory card defective?
We try it out in a couple of cameras.
put card in camera... turn camera on... camera goes mental and ultimately appears to die. Remove card... all is well.
~ official pronouncement... card is toast.

Back to service desk.
See I can't produce any paperwork on this memory card, but it came from this store.
When warranty service gave up on my old camera and you told me to take the new one...
I bitched that my old one was CF and this new one was SD ... and I had this 128 meg card.
So they traded me for an "open box card".
No paper trail. Straight trade to get the white guy to shut up...

She was totally good with this and checked with her "manager".
That card sells for 39$ now...
So pick what you want... and we'll reduce it by that much.

Bingo.
Gets a 256 meg card* and pays the diff.
Yes I still wish I had a new camera... but having one is better than not. :)

* you know... those cards you put in your camera to save images on... they have "speeds"
The inexpensive cards are like 1.5x or 8x and as the price goes up... you get the 24x and the 32x.
So a 256 meg 32x card is waaaaay more attractive to me than a 512 meg 4x card.
The "x"-age is the speed at which it can handle read/write.
So when you snap a pic... you get control back faster because it spends less time writing the image file to the card.
(and please... if you know more about this and know that what I just explained is for shit... speak up... I'm only just learning about this stuff and I welcome any better info).

Any ways... camera's ready for our big trip this week. :)
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