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Sony 16GB USB Stick Was £64.99 Now Only £20.99 @ WHSmith

£20.99 @ WH Smith
Not as strong or sturdy as the Titanium SanDisk USB but none the less still a Bargain at £20.99 for a Sony 16GB!!! Need to print off the attached £5 off £15 spend on Stationery and Cards voucher to ge… Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
Not as strong or sturdy as the Titanium SanDisk USB but none the less still a Bargain at £20.99 for a Sony 16GB!!! Need to print off the attached £5 off £15 spend on Stationery and Cards voucher to get this price instore or u can buy it online for £25.99.

Sony are selling these for £79.01 http://www.sony.co.uk/product/sm-micro-vault-click/usm16gl

Micro Vault Click 16 GB USB offers advanced performance with increased storage capacity and full compatibility with Windows® ReadyBoost and Windows® Vista®. Delivered with Virtual Expander software, a user friendly data compression software to store up to 3 times more data.

* Plugs directly into computer's USB port with a new click it, plug it, share it system
* High-speed USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatible
* Compact and stylish design with an illuminated LED indicator
* Delivered with Virtual Expander software, a user friendly data compression software to store up to 3 times more data on your MicroVault USB
* Compatible with Windows Vista & Ready Boost
* 5 years warranty
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#1
Haha... "Was £64.99".... about 3 years ago????

Although £20.99 aint that bad a price for a Sony.
#2
If your voting cold remember to explan why people
#3
£15.99 for a 16GB at play.com
#4
karenhornby
£15.99 for a 16GB at play.com


is it a sony one?
#5
course not at that price.
What difference does it make? Sony doesn't manufacture the sony branded ones.
#6
karenhornby
course not at that price.
What difference does it make? Sony doesn't manufacture the sony branded ones.


so if your looking for this particular one then this deal is the cheapest?
#7
SanDisk Cruzer Micro 16GB USB Flash Drive

+ 5% off Play.com Promotional Code: 'SCIPLAY' = this a cold deal sorry.
#9


this is my point the deals are meant to be based on same product .....i thought anyway:thumbsup:
#10
Punkytiptop
so if your looking for this particular one then this deal is the cheapest?


Unfortunately alot of people are only interested in the cheapest GB per £ and are not interested in the other specs of the drive. But yes this is a good price for this Sony drive if anyone wants this particular one.
#11
Punkytiptop
this is my point the deals are meant to be based on same product .....i thought anyway:thumbsup:


Thats what i thought to Punky :whistling:

Sony are even selling them direct for £79.01!!!
#12
I'm only interested in speed which nobody seems to quote anymore
and the added bonus of being able to flip its bit changing it from a removable drive
as in the lexar.
#13
nicp01
I'm only interested in speed which nobody seems to quote anymore
and the added bonus of being able to flip its bit changing it from a removable drive
as in the lexar.


Very true - the Sandisk contour has excellent transfer speeds but would attain freezing levels on here because it's 'expensive' for the capacity.

Folks, vote on the item not the capacity alone ...:roll:
#14
FYI you don't state in the deal that to get that price you need to use the '£5 off a £15 voucher'.

Not voting hot or cold; it's an ok deal, but nothing spectacular.
#15
Dear oh dear - the anals are out of their cages again! For goodness sake, if this is the cheapest deal around for this product (and that means identical,by brand and model #) then there is no justication at all to vote this deal cold.
#16
lord_trumpington
Dear oh dear - the anals are out of their cages again! For goodness sake, if this is the cheapest deal around for this product (and that means identical,by brand and model #) then there is no justication at all to vote this deal cold.


So if I listed one of my turds for £350 it should be voted hot?

Not saying this deal is cold, but it's not as simple as you suggest.
#17
thesaint
So if I listed one of my turds for £350 it should be voted hot?

Not saying this deal is cold, but it's not as simple as you suggest.


depends if your turd is made outta GOLD!!!!:w00t:
banned 2 Likes #18
thesaint
So if I listed one of my turds for £350 it should be voted hot?

Not saying this deal is cold, but it's not as simple as you suggest.


don't be rude... your children have names.
#19
TehJumpingJawa
FYI you don't state in the deal that to get that price you need to use the '£5 off a £15 voucher'.

Not voting hot or cold; it's an ok deal, but nothing spectacular.


Just added that wording & the voucher was already attached. Teh, when u consider Play are doing them for £32.99 & Sony are selling them for £79.01 i dont understand what u mean by an ok deal? its a HOTUKDEAL!!! :thumbsup: So HOT it will Burn your Hand Off lol
#20
bykergrove
don't be rude... your children have names.


lol.. sometimes this forum gets a bit heated for an all altogether different reason than the hot deals that appears in here.
#21
you can vote cold if a similar product is cheaper, it happens all the time on here, the sony could be £30 and be the cheapest but if there are equivalent usb drives for £15 (for example) then it would not be a good deal. For me this is luke warm. Also agree that the reliability, speed, quality etc are more important than the brand.
#22
was £65? i find that hard to believe. you can get the same for your money a bit cheaper tbh, youre just paying for the brand and it wouldnt suprise me if these were made by somebody else
#23
thesaint
So if I listed one of my turds for £350 it should be voted hot?

Not saying this deal is cold, but it's not as simple as you suggest.


yes hot if a competing retailer is selling them for more.
*searches google*
#24
OK I am thinking about getting a16GB stick, mainly as an extra document backup and also to play movies/music on my 360.

For my use is there much point me getting this Sony one over the SanDisk Cruzer Micro 16GB on Play?

The WHsmith website is a bit light on specs.
#25
uktoptrader
Just added that wording & the voucher was already attached. Teh, when u consider Play are doing them for £32.99 & Sony are selling them for £79.01 i dont understand what u mean by an ok deal? its a HOTUKDEAL!!! :thumbsup: So HOT it will Burn your Hand Off lol


For the reasons mentioned by others - regardless how low (comparatively) this price is, you are still paying for the brand name, which when dealing with electronics is often nonsense.
There are almost certainly unbranded 16gb usb sticks out there that contain exactly the same electronic components as the Sony, but have different casing & so cost less.

In my book £1/GB is the boundary when a usb memory stick becomes an excellent price. Find one at that price, and it'll get my vote automatically :thumbsup:

Incidentally, everyone is raving about the speed of the Titanium usb sticks.... yet my 2 year old 8gb OCZ Rally2 is MUCH faster 0_o (though admitedly the 8gb version did set me back ~£40)
#26
just a thought a 8gb mp3 player from china/ or other places should not make an apple Ipod as cold deal.
same as if orion or other local brand LCD 32" tellys are selling for £225 it doesn't make Play's Samsung 32" LCD Tv which is £305 as cold deal!!
#27
I purchased an 8 gig Titanium yesterday, but gave it away, my Samsung stick from 7dayshop was twice as fast.

Any read and write speed info on the Sony?
#28
Looks like it is this one:
http://www.sony.co.uk/product/sm-micro-vault-click/usm16gl#pageType=TechnicalSpecs
Stupid RRP though!

Unfortunately their technical specs are about as much use as a one legged man in a bum kicking contest because they don't tell you what you really want to know - the read and write speeds. Insight reckon that it is a 31MB/s read but don't quote a write speed - probably because write speeds are usually much lower so they don't look as good as the headline figure read speeds: http://uk.insight.com/apps/productpresentation/index.php?product_id=SOGA06FZB&nbs_search=K%3Dsony%2Bmicro%2Bvault%2B16gb%26x%3D0%26y%3D0

I can't find any read/write speeds for the Sandisk device even on the Sandisk website so there's another pointless website.
#29
wordsworth
Also agree that the reliability, speed, quality etc are more important than the brand.


Isn't that what brands are for?
#30
cold - seen cheaper, and not aware what the benefits are over other devices.
#31
Am going to purchase this I think it looks great, heres a nice review in pictures because all texts is Japanese:
http://www.benchclub.com/board/index.php?id=vgafam_tamasi&no=174081&wow=view

in my opinion i'd rather pay the £4 more for a more different flash drive, its like everyone in my college has the san disk flash drive. So can be better to have a flash drive a bit more different.
#32
cs94njw
seen cheaper

Where?

cs94njw
not aware what the benefits are over other devices.

So don't vote or vote warm. As I've already listed the read speed for the device (which is very high by the way) the advantage is that you can get data off quickly. Why should the thread suffer because of your lack of knowledge about the item?
#33
I can't understand why read and write speeds are not on the packaging these days, it's vital when selecting a usb pen you are going to use a lot.
#34
cs94njw
cold - seen cheaper, and not aware what the benefits are over other devices.


The read speed is twice as fast as the 8 gig Titanium deal (which I gave away yesterday for being sloooooooooow).
#35
thesaint
So if I listed one of my turds for £350 it should be voted hot?

Not saying this deal is cold, but it's not as simple as you suggest.


If you're going to use a stupid analogy then no, you would be allowed to because:

1. You're not a verified UK store.
2. Selling your own 'stuff' would be seen as self-promotion.

The purpose of this site is to highlight products which are cheaper - if you're going to cold-vote every single memory stick because you can buy a budget one for less, this site is not for you.

If I specifically want this product then I want to know the best price I can get it for. It has nothing to do with anyone why I want this item - I just want it at the best price.

Otherwise, tins of Heinz beans wouldn't be reaching the heat they are as you can buy other brands for less. They get heat because people have a preference for brand.

I'm glad to see this is now getting some heat as although I wouldn't buy it myself I recognise others might want this.
#36
cs94njw
cold - seen cheaper, and not aware what the benefits are over other devices.


Welcome to the site - I suggest your first trip is to the voting rules and guidelines before you vote on anything further.

Being ignorant is not an excuse in any shape or form!
#37
loopie;5068984
I can't understand why read and write speeds are not on the packaging these days, it's vital when selecting a usb pen you are going to use a lot.

Because if it happens to be a slow drive they wouldn't sell as many.....
#38
Xb0xGuru
Welcome to the site - I suggest your first trip is to the voting rules and guidelines before you vote on anything further.

Being ignorant is not an excuse in any shape or form!


OK OK - I apologise!
#39
Unless someone can justify the premium price for the Sony brand for this, I'm voting cold. With due respect, it's not like the difference between an Ipod and a clone, where there's no easy way of comparing quality. These USB sticks are a simple commodity device that come in different sizes and speeds. Sticking 'Sony' on the side of a commodity device does not justify an extra 25%.
#40
My sister's bf is working for the usb memory stick company which produces memory sticks for "S*ny", "Hech-Pi" and other big names. The compnay has their own brand- Adata, so if you want to save some quids, just get the Adata branded ones, same top quality as the "S*ny" and "Hech-Pi" ones.

I am not mentioning the exact brand names as this is part of their confidential agreement in the contract.

Hope no one is tracing me down... a little scared.

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