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Offline Warren Toda

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Old memory cards
« on: November 28, 2014, 03:27 PM »
What do you do with old memory cards  - 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, etc?

Why doesn't Sandisk/Lexar have some sort of trade-in program?  For example, you send in 16GB worth of small cards and they send you one 16GB card. I guess with the cost of memory cards so low, this isn't worth the trouble.

How about this: for every GB of memory sent in (to Lexar/Sandisk), the company donates $2 to a charity.

What if a camera store allowed you to pay for purchases with (old) memory cards? Maybe $2/GB. Trade old memory for new. Encourage shoppers to upgrade their cards.

This isn't about the money but rather it's about the feel good aspect of recycling/reusing old memory cards rather than throwing them into the garbage recycling bin. So much old but still somewhat useful technology goes into the garbage.

Is there a charity or other organization that takes old memory cards?

« Last Edit: November 28, 2014, 04:20 PM by Warren Toda »

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Offline David Buzzard

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Re: Old memory cards
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2014, 01:06 AM »
I just give them away to young photographers who can use them.

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Offline Jack Simpson

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Re: Old memory cards
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014, 03:55 PM »
You'd be amazed or,maybe not, Warren at how many people come into
the shop looking to get a larger memory card when, sadly, their camera
won't accept the larger (capacity) cards. :o   And, trying to find smaller
capacity cards more difficult, especially when the larger cards are the
same, if not lower, cost.

On a lighter note, a fellow came in about 18 months ago to purchase
a D800 and brought in a memory card to use in the camera.    I asked
him if he remembered the film days when you were, for the most part,
limited to 36 exposure rolls and how annoying it was?   He agreed and
I said "well, with your 1GB card and your D800, you're right back there  ;D



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