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Stupid me.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by TNcasual, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Day four in Las Vegas and I’m about to run out of film.

    I not only forgot a backup SD card, the one I brought is a 16gb.

    Luckily there is a Best Buy nearby.
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  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Fortunately Flash is so cheap these days that even paying the high markup for regular retail isn't so bad. Should be able to find a decent brand name 32GB for under $20 at most big box stores.

    Back in the real film era, I paid about $15 for a roll of basic 24 exp film at Disneyland. That was painful.
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  3. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Didn’t you just suggest Target?

    I just looked and Target opens before Best Buy. There is one of those nearby, as well.
  4. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    I changed it because I was saying Best Buy was expensive, but if I am honest I haven't checked for years so it felt dishonest to say. I paid like $17 for a 32GB Sandisk 80MB/s at my local target recently though.
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Sure it's expensive, but you don't have to take those once-in-a-lifetime shots of your adorable children on this incredibly expensive vacation.
  6. CWRailman

    CWRailman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 2, 2015
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Unless you have your own vehicle the SD card might cost $17 but the Taxi ride there and back will be $$$. :eek-31:
  7. dalto

    dalto Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 6, 2016
    If you don't have a vehicle and need to pay for transportation you might check if there is a guest shop of some type where you are staying or visiting for the day. It would be outrageously expensive but it could save you a drive and travel expense.
  8. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    I have a rental - Mitsubishi Outlander from Canada, complete with KPH as the main speedometer reading.

    The Best Buy is across the street, though. I could walk there.
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  9. tkbslc

    tkbslc Super Moderator

    Another time (also at Disneyland) in about 2007-ish, my digital camera battery died and I had left the spare in the hotel. I went into the gift shop to buy a disposable film camera for the afternoon and they were $26. Well it was a refreshing 1 mile jog to the hotel and back for the spare battery... :) 
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  10. archaeopteryx

    archaeopteryx Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    Number of SD card purchasing trips @TNcasual@TNcasual could have made since this thread was started: 5.5 and increasing. ;) 

    (I know, I know, they're not open for another 14 minutes.)
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  11. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Got conference sessions this morning, until I decide I don’t ;) 
  12. Mack

    Mack Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2018
    Some of those Dollar General stores also sell SD cards in a pinch. A lot of drug stores too.
  13. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Best Buy has gotten a lot more competitive in the past few years as they've clawed their way back from the brink. I'm pretty sure they even price match with Amazon and other online retailers now.
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  14. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    Does Amazon have same day delivery in Vegas?
  15. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    Go to Pawn Stars and make a deal with Rick. :laugh1:
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  16. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    And that is not including the cost to then develop the film later.
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  17. Julia

    Julia Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    Dresden, Germany
    I wanted to suggest this, too. Was a convention a few years ago with a film crew and somehow, one of our cases with backup cards got lost. None of us could leave the place to go to the nearest shop because we were filming all day long. We bought 40 cards off Amazon and had them delivered the same evening … one of those times you really marvel at what technology can do for you nowadays :) 
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  18. DefectiveMonk

    DefectiveMonk Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Jan 19, 2018
    Columbus, Ohio, US
    If your hotel has a concierge, ask them if the hotel can get one for you. This is the kind of thing a concierge should be able to handle no problem.
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  19. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    If for some reason BB doesn't have what you want, I believe there's a Fry's in LV now.
  20. That was my first thought, too. I mean, the guy's just standing there at his little podium, waiting to help people like you!
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