Get a 16GB flash drive for $10.84
This isn't some refurbished no-brand drive that requires a $20 mail-in rebate. Rather, it's a new PNY drive, and that's your out-the-door price (not including tax).
Here's something you don't see, well, ever.
While supplies last, Wal-Mart has the PNY Mini Attache 16GB USB flash drive for $10.84, plus sales tax in most states. Shipping adds another $1.97, though you can skip that by picking one up in-store. (I'd call first to make sure they have them in stock.)
Update: Looks like the sale is over, folks. The price is back up to around $29. (Or perhaps it was a price mistake?)
Even with shipping, that's the lowest nonrebate price I've seen on a 16GB drive. It's still pretty rare to find one for under $20, and not uncommon to see them selling for $30 (which, incidentally, is what Wal-Mart charges for a 16GB SanDisk Cruzer drive.)
So, is the PNY some junky drive that's only good for Clinton-era PCs? Nah. A flash drive is pretty much a flash drive, and the Mini Attache is--you guessed it--a flash drive.
About its only noteworthy feature, aside from its universal USB 2.0 compatibility, is its "swing cap," which is nice because it can't get lost. Also, the drive offers a whopping 16GB of storage, making it ideal for file transfers, on-the-fly backups, and housing your favorite PC security/repair utilities. Heck, with that much space, you can use it for all of the above.
Because it's Wal-Mart, there should be a pretty good supply of these babies--though at this price, there's definitely a sellout risk. I honestly don't think I've ever seen a 16GB flash drive for less than $16.
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