Why are these memory cards so cheap?

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  1. a1157814a

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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1233177656/ref=sr_nr_p_form_factor_10?ie=UTF8&rs=516866&bbn=516866&rnid=107452011&rh=n%3A541966%2Cn%3A172455%2Cn%3A172500%2Cn%3A516866%2Cp_n_size_browse-bin%3A673262011%2Cp_form_factor%3ASD%20Memory%20Card"]Amazon.com: SD Memory Card - 2GB / Memory Cards / Memory: Computers & PC Hardware[/ame]

    They are significally cheaper than ones I researched on like bestbuy.com.

    EDIT-the ones on top part i meant
     
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    That is a fair price for the 2Gig SD card nowadays. (Check out newegg as well)

    No need to worry about bestbuy price on flash memory cards.
     
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    These will be cheap because they are the regular SD cards, not the Ultra or Extreme ones. The higher end ones will have a faster write speed meaning that you will be able to keep taking photos quicker. Also, in my experience, bestbuy really marks things up. I can almost always find a better deal if I shop around a bit.
     
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    How much differences would the 'Ultra' or 'Extreme' memory cards have?
    (Please only answer if you have actually taken photos with them and regular ones!)
     
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    89 cents for a 2gb card with free shiping that is the best deall ive seen in a long time
     
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    I just tried ordering 10, these don't qualify for free shipping, it would have cost me $58 total
     
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    The higher end memory cards make quite a difference. I have actually shot with the regular cards and would notice my camera lagging quite a bit if I shot photos in rapid succession. With the higher end cards, this time between shots was either eliminated or significantly diminished
     
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    I have regular and extreme iii cards. If you're shooting many frames at a fast fps, (motorsports for example) then you will notice the difference. If you're just shooting one or two shots at a time, you won't really notice.
     
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    If you have a fast writing camera and are shooting RAW, it makes a HUGE difference.
     

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