Thanks everyone. Never bought CF cards from the US before but as they are so cheap compared to elsewhere will give it a go. Unfortunately do not have someone to carry them over with them but will see how the old delivery system works.
i can't believe people use Lexar....I've had 3 fail...and any other pro's i talk to have had same experience and lost stuff...everyone (in ireland) using sandisk for a while now...
I have never had a SanDisk or a Lexar fail yet (touch wood), but the difference in read write speeds between SanDisk's Extreme Pro and Lexar's 1000X is quite substantial.
When I was reading about the 1D X I think I saw it can write at something like 167MBps, which is still faster then the 150/142 MBps (read/write) of the Lexar.
I was mainly using the 400X before, but after making the 1D X investment figured I should upgrade.