I am only interested in music (no video or photos, organizer, etc.) and therefore looking for plain and basic player which can play FLAC files, has the facility of adding extra card for storage and is affordable. On all these counts, I think buying Sansa makes sense.
I checked with several dealers here they don't keep this model or even the precious model.
Now I have requested my UK-based friend who is visiting India at the end of this month to bring a Sansa Clip Plus 8GB version. It would cost UK Pound 45.
I already have a microSDHC card of 16 GB which means that I have got space of 24GB that will take care of my FLAC files. All together I would spend Rs.4500 including card on this player.
Though there are rave reviews of Sansa Clip Plus's sound quality and easy of use in terms of menu and downloading of music files on the net (awarded the best MP3 player of 2009), let us see how it performs on these counts. If I don't like it, I may put it on sale here/other forums and recover some money spent.