8Gb SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive 8.99 Delivered @ Play - HotUKDeals
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Thought this was a pretty good deal, ordered myself one the other day and it works great. Very compact. Good price for 8Gb

Specifications

USB 2.0 (backward compatible to USB 1.1)
Progress LED to show when moving / reading data
Windows compatable
Dimensions: 7.9mm x 18.95mm x 52.2mm (H x W x L)
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (backwards compatible with all USB 1.1 ports)
Compatible with Windows 2000 SP4 / XP / and Vista
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#1
very good deal! :)
#2
Bought this the other week, great price for a lot of storage, does the job.
#3
I bought the 4GB ones, not long ago, during one of their 2 for some less promotions.
Unfortunately, when I got around to use them, one of the sticks was dead. Play would not replace the faulty stick unless I returned BOTH of them (good job they don't sell tyres) and SanDisk would replace it under warranty providing I returned the faulty one to an address in the Czech Republic by recorded delivery (IOW, the postage would be more expensive than the cost of a new stick).
After some emails, I gave up.
Another thing that bothers me is that (when this happened a few months back) Play does not show any address on their web site and could be reached only via a non geographical number. Where are they? Do they exist at all?
While it might be an isolated case, and I happened to chance on a particularly obstroperous customer assistant person, I will probably 1) consider USB sticks as not being covered by any viable warranty and 2) consider purchasing from Play a bit more gingerly.
#4
This isn't actually a deal, it's Play's usual price. Reading post #4 goes some way to explaining how Play can offer such seemingly good prices. I bought one of these myself a couple of weeks ago and it works fine but I have heard they are not always so reliable. Next time I think I'll pay a bit more and buy from somewhere with better customer service.
#5
I've purchased with play countless times. Not ever had a problem.
#6
Hot for me.

Bought a 2Gb Cruzer from Tesco yesterday for £5.85 as thought I needed it urgently. Turned out I didn't so it is going back and I'll take a punt on this one.

Posts 4 and 5 taken into account but not had any problems with Play before and customer services always been good for me.
#7
orederd this a couple of days ago when I was looking around for a stick. Still waiting on delivery.
I find Plays customer service to be awesome.
banned#8
great price but dont even think about putting this on a keyring. Mine broke within a week.


remember also with play, you only get a 30 day warranty with any purchase now. After that, you're on your own with the manufacturer.
#9
lnz
I bought the 4GB ones, not long ago, during one of their 2 for some less promotions.
Unfortunately, when I got around to use them, one of the sticks was dead. Play would not replace the faulty stick unless I returned BOTH of them (good job they don't sell tyres) and SanDisk would replace it under warranty providing I returned the faulty one to an address in the Czech Republic by recorded delivery (IOW, the postage would be more expensive than the cost of a new stick).
After some emails, I gave up.
Another thing that bothers me is that (when this happened a few months back) Play does not show any address on their web site and could be reached only via a non geographical number. Where are they? Do they exist at all?
While it might be an isolated case, and I happened to chance on a particularly obstroperous customer assistant person, I will probably 1) consider USB sticks as not being covered by any viable warranty and 2) consider purchasing from Play a bit more gingerly.


Why didn't you simply return both as requsted and get two replacements?
#10
Never had a problem with play, but then never had to use customer services.
Bought the 4GB version which has been faultless, even after my 2 year old chewed the USB connector. Only problem I have noticed is a tiny bit of corrosion on the USB connector, however I put that down to the 2 Yearolds eating habbits!
suspended#11
thanks op
#12
I bought this from play a few months ago when it was £11.99. It hasn't given me any problems and has a great transfer rate. The only flaw is the lid, which can be easily lost.
#13
lnz
I bought the 4GB ones, not long ago, during one of their 2 for some less promotions.
Unfortunately, when I got around to use them, one of the sticks was dead.


I too bought some of the 4GB ones and had issues.
For me the problem was actually mentioned on the packaging (not that I'd had a chance to read that before purchasing):

[INDENT]The sticks need a fully powered USB port to work.[/INDENT]

My laptop (Dell Inspiron 8200) clearly doesn't provide enough power to the ports. It seems to be nearly enough to read but not to write. Not sure whether it's SANdisks's construction or the size of them (I have some 1GB sticks that work fine). They do however work fine in a powered USB hub I also have, and on my work desktop PC.
#14
Isn't this the usual price for these?
#15
Remember also with play, you only get a 30 day warranty with any purchase now. After that, you're on your own with the manufacturer.


Not according to the sale of goods act. Seller is still responsible for the full manufacturer's warranty.
#16
Gort1951
Not according to the sale of goods act. Seller is still responsible for the full manufacturer's warranty.


Play.com are not in the UK so neither the SOGA or distance selling regulations apply.
#17
Xb0xGuru
Isn't this the usual price for these?


May have been this price for a while at Play.com, but it's still a great price...?
banned#18
DubDriver;5090718
Play.com are not in the UK so neither the SOGA or distance selling regulations apply.

Correct. They are based in Jersey so UK law does not apply. I would NEVER buy an expensive item from play.
banned#19
Xb0xGuru;5090556
Isn't this the usual price for these?

no - a month ago they were £11.99
#20
ecac
I too bought some of the 4GB ones and had issues.
For me the problem was actually mentioned on the packaging (not that I'd had a chance to read that before purchasing):

[INDENT]The sticks need a fully powered USB port to work.[/INDENT]

My laptop (Dell Inspiron 8200) clearly doesn't provide enough power to the ports. It seems to be


Just for info, some laptops have ONE usb port that does this - so you might try out one in each in turn. I know my Asus Eee does this on the LHS port but not the others.
#21
Had the 2GB version of this for years, still going strong. It really is tiny too, even more so if you slice off the pointless little rubber jacket.

Never had a problem with Play either, although to be fair I've never needed to return anything.
#22
Found one owner that benchmarked this at 29MB/s Read and 8MB/s Write speeds. Found it difficult finding other results to compare on the same model and this seems quite high for the budget model that it is. Official site doesn't seem to list the speed either.
banned#23
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Take note that this has a bright orange light on it when plugged it so might want to avoid if you want to use it to watch divx etc from it on your dvd player/360
banned#24
techpops;5092169
Found one owner that benchmarked this at 29MB/s Read and 8MB/s Write speeds. Found it difficult finding other results to compare on the same model and this seems quite high for the budget model that it is. Official site doesn't seem to list the speed either.

just tested mine

wrote a 1GB file in 130 secs = 8MB/S Write

read back the same file in 35 secs = 29MB/S Read
#25
Now £13.49 looks like its over.
#26
csiman;5092571
just tested mine

wrote a 1GB file in 130 secs = 8MB/S Write

read back the same file in 35 secs = 29MB/S Read


Excellent, I'd call that official then. Pretty fast read performance with pretty lack lustre write performance. Interesting combination.

Here are two of mine as a comparison.

Bytestor 8Gb Blue
Average Read = 18.9MB/s
Average Write = 13.9MB/s

OCZ Rally2 4GB
Average Read = 21.9MB/s
Average Write = 10.5MB/s
#27
i could really do with this but after my last sandisk cruzer broke after 2 months ill think twice ;)!
#28
drv64
Now £13.49 looks like its over.


Yup, price has gone up.

Expired :(
#29
what the? price went up? I knew I should have clicked buy earlier :x
Great little device, bought one about a year ago for ~13 quid. Still working fine, decent transfer speed.

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