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radar616
05-03-2010, 12:52 AM
Thats right.

http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?Product_ID=77580

someone say rip off?

DCS 23
05-03-2010, 12:58 AM
wow that is alot of money just because it says xbox.. i just recently picked one up for 12 wich is probably around $18 at the moment..

KNIGHTOFSERA
05-03-2010, 01:01 AM
I will personally go to everyone's house that buys that and slap them

KostinKid
05-03-2010, 01:04 AM
Fair price. Thanks for the link I preordered! :woop:

Lord Yamikage
05-03-2010, 01:06 AM
I will personally go to everyone's house that buys that and slap them

Ha ha ha ha, I think I'm going to buy some of those. Better hide in the attic with my TV, internet access, and Xbox360. If you happen to find me, let's play some games. :drunk I don't like the idea of getting slap by a guy. :p

DCS 23
05-03-2010, 01:06 AM
well koston kid you must be dumb.. and lock your doors because that guy is gonna slap you..

Filter x360a
05-03-2010, 01:11 AM
Fair price. Thanks for the link I preordered! :woop:

LOL! God, I hope you're kidding. :eek:

This is unbelievable...$70...wow!

N-Forced
05-03-2010, 01:11 AM
Fair price. Thanks for the link I preordered! :woop: Please say you are kidding. Why pay that much for something when you can get the same thing for half the price? Check these out, they are half the price and will probably last you longer then the $70 one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=16gb+flash+drive&x=0&y=0

KostinKid
05-03-2010, 01:16 AM
Come on fellas I was hoping someone would get a chuckle out of it.... :(

I would only pay $70 for a flash drive if it had 16 GB of high quality porn on it.

Anyone see this vid yet? YouTube- Xbox 360 USB Drive Tests with Achievement Hunter

Ryot Control
05-03-2010, 01:53 AM
I got that 16 gb PNY card for 30 bucks at Electronic Frys.

Feels good man.

StolenPaper18
05-03-2010, 01:58 AM
Wow, I can't believe they have the fucking cojones to actually put the price at $70.

You know what the sad thing is though? People are actually going to buy that. It's a damn shame really.

domn8rdom
05-03-2010, 02:07 AM
I got a 1 TB External HDD for 89 dollars and thats 1008 more gigabytes for 20 dollars more

So ya big rip off

VladimirK
05-03-2010, 03:56 AM
I got a 1 TB External HDD for 89 dollars and thats 1008 more gigabytes for 20 dollars more

Except Xbox/PS3 can only read FAT file systems when most external/portable HDDs come with NTFS already on it? :p
And the obvious of it only being able to use 16GB at maximum.

Don't get me wrong, I've got a 320GB portable HDD that I got cheap and I use it for all my college work and to keep a lot of my actual files on.
But for the 360 you may aswell just use whatever flash drives you have lying around. Or you can pick them up really cheaply anyway.

DOOKH8R
05-03-2010, 04:06 AM
Yeah 16gig SanDisk Cruzer on Amazon (us) for $32.99 right now

xtye
05-03-2010, 04:40 AM
Nah, I'd rather get one for half that price of a good brand.

The funny thing is, those are Kingston branded as well and this is what Kingston charges for their normal 16GB drives...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139017

RuYi
05-03-2010, 08:30 AM
At least you get more for your money than the 512 MB of the old storage device. >>

I was delighted to hear about the update though, since my 360 has a 20 GB HDD. Bought a 16 GB HDD Dane-Elec USB stick for EUR 30 and painted it to make it less boring. Works great.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee122/RuYi89/usb.jpg (http://fevereddreams.deviantart.com/art/Mass-Effect-N7-USB-n-Bluetooth-161572906)

Stupid
05-03-2010, 09:49 AM
Two reasons for this really....
first, you're buying a name/brand - just as if you'd pay far more for clothes or certain other things from the 'primary brands'.
secondly, a lot of people, especially parents, are very worried when buying none-known brands, I have a friend whose mum will pay the difference between the 'non-known, cheaper version' to the 'known proper version'.
Yes it's a foolish price, but it's 'safe' in the fact that it's Xbox, so it'll work, so it'll sell. Wise people will buy standard 16gb ones, people whom are going for safety/known brands will buy this. Simple as.

Infection Ftw
05-03-2010, 09:54 AM
At least you get more for your money than the 512 MB of the old storage device. >>

I was delighted to hear about the update though, since my 360 has a 20 GB HDD. Bought a 16 GB HDD Dane-Elec USB stick for EUR 30 and painted it to make it less boring. Works great.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee122/RuYi89/usb.jpg (http://fevereddreams.deviantart.com/art/Mass-Effect-N7-USB-n-Bluetooth-161572906)

Looks way better. Nicely painted:)

Nanbag
05-03-2010, 10:49 AM
am i the only person here who doesnt have at least 5 or 6 of these just lying around? (not the $70 ones, just ones which i have accumulated over the years)

gromitSWE
05-03-2010, 01:57 PM
OMG:eek::eek::eek::eek:

that505guy
05-03-2010, 03:11 PM
and do these work on your computer as well, if so.... hackers will have no need for a transfer cable.... WTH... but that price is just rediculus i would much rather pay 125$ for a 250gb HD then drop 70 on a usb that is only 16gb

sleepydumbdude
05-03-2010, 04:06 PM
Looks like something that will be on the clearance rack soon unless stupid people actually buy it.

sak7395
05-03-2010, 07:57 PM
why not be a hardrive instead

rvlution
05-03-2010, 08:59 PM
I was about to say that was a fair price for a 16 gb drive but after a quick Amazon search, no effin way lol. Expected since it is Microsoft licensed.

Rowey 94
05-03-2010, 09:11 PM
i think i just epicly lol'd.

Kamusa
05-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Oh my god thats expensive no way

Eternal Inferno
05-04-2010, 12:51 AM
Wow that is a lot of money rather go with a 250G hard drive myself.:confused:

doxy
05-04-2010, 01:31 AM
I love to throw away money; sign me up!

Micrll
05-04-2010, 01:50 AM
Sounds about right, when the official Wii SD cards came out they were like 5 times more than a comparable SD card.
This stuff always happens with memory storage, we just notice it more when its just a standard device. The combo pack for PS2 memory card goes for $34.82 on amazon and they only hold 8MB each.

IAMTHEBISHOP
05-04-2010, 02:23 AM
ya I will just stick to my 250GB xbox360 hard drive until they make a bigger one and make me buy a new console to get it like the 250GB harddrive MW2 console

ToxicKookie
05-05-2010, 07:00 AM
Official Xbox merch is crap. I got a 14GB sandisk USB stick last year for around $20, it works fine and was most importantly, cheap and functional.

Thehefferkiller
05-05-2010, 11:50 AM
Amazon.com: SanDisk Cruzer Micro 16 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive SDCZ6-016G-A11: Electronics
all tat needs to be said.

xKohlwx
05-28-2011, 04:49 PM
70$? wow. i can get one for 20$

A ZombieTwinkie
05-28-2011, 05:01 PM
Good thing I got my 8GB Xbox flash drive for $7.10.

Though $70 sure does seem like a steal!

dragonpwnr99
05-28-2011, 05:05 PM
You realize you just necro'd a year old thread right?

Elit3 m0nkey
05-29-2011, 02:23 AM
You realize you just necro'd a year old thread right?

I don't understand why people post on a year old thread.

A ZombieTwinkie
05-29-2011, 02:39 AM
Crap. I didn't realize it. I looked at it and saw 5-02-2011 for some reason. Bad day last night. Oops, haha.

dragonpwnr99
05-29-2011, 03:19 AM
Crap. I didn't realize it. I looked at it and saw 5-02-2011 for some reason. Bad day last night. Oops, haha.
Its cool just don't do it again! Or I'll come to your house!
;)

A ZombieTwinkie
05-29-2011, 03:48 AM
Its cool just don't do it again! Or I'll come to your house!
;)

Haha. Sounds like a plan.

Though, the guy who posted above me was the original Necro-er... I guess that's what we'll call it, haha.

Hariibo Kid x
05-29-2011, 09:01 PM
is because your buying the brand not the product and people will pay for them cos they think only those will work for the xbox :L

youre better of buying these Amazon.com: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive: Electronics

stellamira
05-30-2011, 06:38 PM
Not too surprising... but still a total rip-off. :)