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When shopping for electronics, the general advice these days is to research locally and then buy online. But flsh drives are pretty well defined, so little research is needed. Flash drives are all about the size of your thumb -- thus, the 'thumb drive' designation -- and run from 64B up to 1 or 2 GB. Some have additional features like MP3 players. Unless you feel the need to check them out in person, you can go straight to your favorite electronics site or search engine, type USB flash drive, and do some comparison shopping. Prices are usually lower online, and since the USB flash drives are so small, shipping costs, if any, are minimal.
Expect to pay as little as $10-$12 for a 64MB model, while 2GB models sell for as low as $120.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|