Cheapest RAM in Australia?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nickel, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. nickel macrumors newbie

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    I just want to find out where I can get cheap RAM for the Macbooks (mac pro if possible as well). It would be nice if it was around Melbourne but online stores are okay.
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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    I think eBay is pretty good source for cheap rams. The online Apple retailers in OZ are real rips though :mad:
     
  3. Kace macrumors regular

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    i purchased 1 gig stick for my MBP for A$150 bout 2 months ago. cheapest i could find. the storez in sydney though
     
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  5. generik macrumors 601

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    Wow, almost $200 for a Corsair module. Not cheap by a long shot... :(

    I can get a 1GB Corsair module for ~ $135 from a guy on eBay, think his shop is called PCMeal or something. No, that's not my shop ;)
     
  6. Bern macrumors 68000

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    I read reports that Corsair didn't play nice with Macs?

    I ended up get generic from MacMall in Chatswood. Not too cheap though. :eek:
     
  7. generik macrumors 601

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    You might want to check out the other seller that I've listed in another thread. I too am looking to get memory modules and that seller's offering does seem to be quite reputable.
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    Ouch, for Macmall's pricing I'd rather just bite the bullet and get it preinstalled by Apple :(
     
  9. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

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    www.msy.com.au

    1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM for $110.

    Yes, the website is awful, but I know plenty of people who buy stuff from there. They have stores in Melbourne.
     
  10. generik macrumors 601

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    I'm in SA, do they take orders from out-of-state customers?
     
  11. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure...what does their web site say? ;)
     
  12. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    not the cheapest, but deffinately reliable...

    $175 for a gig stick at streetwise. They do nation-wide shipping (with a fee). Ive never had a problem from them, and ive had half a dozen computers, and about 8 sticks of ram from them, not to mention 4 iPods and heaps of software. Their computer prices are a bit cheaper than the RRP as well. If your in the area, go there.
     
  13. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Got mine from Nextbyte and seems to be fine...
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I second the Streetwise call. They know what they're talking about when it comes to Macs, which is more than I can say about most of our retailers.

    Go Crows!
     
  15. nickel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response guys. It has been extremly helpful. :)
     
  16. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    If Streetwise had a Sydney store I would definetly be looking hard at them for my purchases given their good prices.
     
  17. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, Streetwise seem pretty good. They know what they're doing alright.


    Crows suck!! Go you Saints!!
     
  18. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    They don't have an Adelaide store either but I just use the online shop. :cool:

    I take that back. Port Power rules!
     
  19. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I found the cheapest on eBay, mind you I've only ever bought RAM once. Though while looking around I do recall Streewise having reasonable prices.

    I'd say "Go Geelong", but I don't want to be ridiculed.
     
  20. JRM PowerPod macrumors 6502

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    Streetwise is where i buy all my stuff, but msy.com.au are the cheapest for nearly everything (dont sell macs). I dont know how they do it so low
     
  21. generik macrumors 601

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    I'm really starting to hate Adelaide :mad: :eek: :p
     
  22. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

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    I hate having to shop around. I know it's good for prices that people have to look around buy from the cheapest store, but it is so much effort.
    I just feel like buying it from apple to save the hassle (Stupid I know, but true).
    With my edu discount the prices are only a bit more (Except the 2 gig ram, that price is so randomly expensive)
     
  23. generik macrumors 601

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    With EDU pricing it is still a lot more expensive, you can easily buy 2 sticks elsewhere AND still have change left over for lunch at a fancy restaurant! :eek:
     
  24. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

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    or I could not go to the fancy restaraunt and forget I ever spent the extra money :)
     
  25. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Or you could go to a fancy restaurant, charm the owner's daughter with tales of fighting dragons and repairing permissions, marry her, and then be able to eat there whenever you like. Hell, she'll probably be a great cook and you won't even need to go to restaurants anymore. It's really up to you.
     

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