Just how bad are retail sales these days? For the answer, you could look at the headlines. Or you could just look at the discounts. Office Depot is offering a coupon for a free DVD and a Domino's pizza. Are they afraid their customers are going hungry?
Welcome to 2009. Though the pizza was tempting, we decided to focus primarily on storage in the latest edition of the Weekly Deal from Inc. magazine. Many of Inc.'s readers have already graduated from the hard drive stage of life and moved on to cloud computing. If that's you, check out our recent story on cloud computing and this guide. But if you're still addicted to good, old-fashioned hard drives and flash drives that you can see and touch, we've got a few deals for you. If you don't see your favorite hard drive listed here, let us know in the comment box below.
Get a 16 GB flash drive for $15.99 after a mail-in rebate at Newegg. (Thanks to Brad's Deals for the tip.) If you don't want to deal with a mail-in rebate (and who could blame you), check out this 8GB SanDisk Cruzer Hard Drive for $14.99.
This 4GB memory kit from Kingston has one SD card and a USB adapter, so you can use the same card with a camera, cell phone, or computer. It's just $10.05 at Buy.com.
Save $10 on a Maxtor 160GB hard drive, which has a button that will back up all your files in one touch. It's on clearance at Staples for $89.90. Also, check out this slim, portable 500GB Western Digital drive, selling for $129.99 at Newegg—a $20 savings.
If you've advanced beyond mere gigabytes, check out this 2 terabyte hard drive for only $224.99. You can also find a 1TB Western Digital Drive at Best Buy or Newegg for just $129.99. (You'll save $40 compared with the usual price at Best Buy, and $20 over Newegg's standard price.)
What's your favorite hard drive and why? Let us know in the comments section below.