Buying no-name memory...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bricex, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. Bricex macrumors newbie

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  2. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    Ask yourself how much you're gonna save. I'd spend a bit more to make sure I was getting good memory from a reputable source. It's not worth your time to install, uninstall, troubleshoot, and return if there is a problem. I can guarantee they won't pay the return shipping, and a 100% guarantee is only as good as the company that backs it.
     
  3. Bricex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    a bit more is £30. A lot in my terms, but maybe you're right about it.
     
  4. wiraone macrumors member

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    Bought an OCZ Value 1GB from Microdirect (± £76), haven't got any problem with it on my MBP C2D.
     
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  6. Bricex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No! Bad RAM is the easiest way to cause instability in a Mac. I bought some RAM that caused my iMac to kernel panic and crash constantly. Mac OS is just very picky about RAM.
     
  8. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    I second that one, I'm using an Omni chip - 512MB stick in my iBook and it works like a charm!
     
  9. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Once the ebay seller has your money and you've left your positive feedback (or 90 days have elapsed) anything he says on the ad has absolutely no meaning.

    That includes the warranty, it means nothing.
     
  10. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Remember, "Money Back" most often does not include shipping either way, so you could be out $10 - $30 and have nothing to show for it. Some eBay vendors will also ding you restocking charges, eBay listing and PayPal fees if you want a refund.

    Why buy on eBay when there is a wide range of reputable dealers to buy from, who offer Mac copatibility guarantees, and no-charge (no shipping, no restocking) replacement or return if it doesn't work?
     
  11. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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    hmm im always wary of ebay, but this may just be an OEM version of some brand. You should probablky shoot the seller an email
     
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