Are you in the market for a large flash drive from a good brand? Then take advantage of this one-day deal from Best Buy! Originally $249.99, the Lexar JumpDrive S73 256GB USB Flash Drive is now on sale for $79.99 with free shipping.
Last time this particular flash drive reached this price was back in mid-February, and it hasn't been down this low since. I found the same model and same size of drive being sold at Amazon Canada for $148.84. At staples, the same size and brand of flash drive - but the 75 model - sells for $229.92. At Hookbag, the same drive is over $200 depending on which listing you are looking at.
The reviews on best Buy Canada are pretty mixed. Some people seem to have lemon models - where the flash drive stops working within a week. If that happens to you, then simply return the unit. Most stores have a 14 day money back guarantee. Also, all flash drives are under a one-year warranty to cover any such manufacturer problems. Essentially, you are covered should anything go wrong. One reviewer had his own opinion about the negative reviews:
It has yet to fail me and I've had it for a month, and the speed is amazing and I haven't had any problems since I got it and formatted it. I think that the people that have reviewed this don't know how to properly use a USB. Worth the price, and the space really helps out in tight situations.
A flash drive this size can be used as an external back up for your computer. If you are afraid of losing documents, pictures, videos, and more when your hard drive decides to no longer be among the living, then this flash drive may just be your best friend. It is sad how many backups we really need to keep of stuff because technology refuses to be dependable (or rather people making the technology fail to make anything that will last longer than a few years). You cannot trust an external hard drive because it might corrupt. It is better to have two copies of everything on your computer these days.
The flash drive is also excellent for transporting files to and from work, school, and more. With endless space, you will never fill that flash drive up.
This is a one-day only deal; pick it up before the deal ends tonight.
(Expiry: 3rd July 2015)