I’ve been actively looking for 32GB microSDHC cards for weeks, and have yet to see any show up in my favorite online stores (Amazon, Buy.com, etc.). This morning, after a friend asked me what was going on the 32 gigabyte microSD front, I decided to dig a little deeper. Although there are still no 32GB microSDHC cards in the top-tier online stores (as far as I can tell), there are now several of these gems for sale on eBay, new and unopened.
Most of the search results for “32GB microsd” are 32GB standard SD cards or kits with two 16GB microSDs, so I’ve tried to narrow the results as much as I can to help shoppers looking for these new high-capacity cards:
Keep in mind that 32GB microSD cards won’t work in every device with a microSDHC card slot, though most late-model Windows Mobile and Android smartphones are 32GB-ready. Check your product literature for details.
UPDATE: Some users have posted comments regarding 32GB microSD scammers on eBay. Unfortunately, scams are always a possibility with P2P sales services like eBay, but there are ways to reduce the risk to almost zero:
Check sellers’ ratings to make sure they’re highly rated – 99% or better is ideal.
Don’t purchase items from eBay sellers with less than 30 recent sales which have received positive ratings.
Check a seller’s sales history to see if they’ve sold the same item you’re looking to buy and have received positive feedback from a buyer for it.
Pay with a service like PayPal that has a buyer protection policy.