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December 2nd, 2006
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Where do you go for (cheap) geek gadgets?
eviljohn and I were talking the other day about how thumb drives have gotten quite affordable - if you get them online instead of in stores. I don't have a thumb drive (my birthday's on Monday: hint, hint), and we chatted a bit about places to find good deals on things like that.

I thought I'd ask you all - where do you go to get your geek gadgets? frugal? eBay? Newegg? ThinkGeek?

Someplace else?

I'm also looking to get an external hard drive for backups, and possibly a new phone though I'm having trouble picking one.

Oh, wise people of the web, advise me!

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From:encorecrazay
Date:December 2nd, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
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http://www.outpost.com which is Fry's website. Sometimes Office Depot or Office Max will have flash drives on sale as a loss leader. I also use http://www.pricewatch.com/ and http://www.pricegrabber.com/

A few months ago I found a 600 gig external drive on sale at BestBuy, which I bought and so far have 31.8 gig on it, my C drive has 20 gig free out of 60.
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From:yix
Date:December 2nd, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
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I watch slickdeals for stuff I'm not needing right away, but what encorecrazay said for the more immediate stuff. (Though we have a Fry's store locally, so I often just go there.)

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From:encorecrazay
Date:December 2nd, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
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My Fry's is 15 miles away so I don't go there that often.
From:eviljohn
Date:December 2nd, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
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I stop by http://www.techbargains.com fairly regularly, and as encorecrazay said both pricewatch and pricegrabber are quite good too.

Lately I've been buying stuff from http://buy.com lately and http://geeks.com .

Right now you can get a 1GB thumb drive for as low as $15. See here.

From:eviljohn
Date:December 2nd, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
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Oh, and when I price comparing I often go to http://froogle.com . I like thinkgeek, but their prices are usually higher tham most places, although they often have the coolest geek toys. ;)
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From:atdt1991
Date:December 2nd, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
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compgeeks.com for the technical stuff. thinkgeek.com
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From:beamjockey
Date:December 2nd, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
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A family of sites, not selling anything but watching prices on all the other sites: Dealmac.com and Dealpc.com for monitoring the latest bargains. Dealcoupon.com for coupons at various on-line and brick'n'mortar retailers.
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From:minnehaha
Date:December 5th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)

Thumb Drives

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I've been watching the average size of convention-give-away thumb-drives incrase over the years. Now the common give-away size is 128M. The next time I get one, I'll mail it to you.

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From:netmouse
Date:December 5th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Thumb Drives

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Thanks!
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From:minnehaha
Date:December 5th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Thumb Drives

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Don't know when that will be, mind you.

Probably RSA in January.

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