I was trying to find different bench tests for current CF cards when I came across this old article on Galbraith's site via a Google search.
March 2003 article:
CapacitySpeed RatingTypeWrite Acceleration?Expected Street Price in USShip Date
Yes, that is One thousand five hundred dollars for a 32X 4GB card. Street price was probably just over one thousand dollars, a bargain!
I recall actually having sold a few 128mb cards for an MP3 player about five or six years ago. I recall buying 128mb cards, SD I think, about five years ago and at $150 each I thought I had a bargain.
The lesson I've learned is to hold off buying any cards until I absolutely need them.
Interesting stuff I thought I'd share.