Crucial memory price jump?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by bluebomberman, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. bluebomberman macrumors 6502a

    bluebomberman

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    I'm a little ticked off. The day Tiger was announced, 512 MB RAM cost about $53 for the iMac G5. But they won't ship to my business address (they only ship to billing addresses, but of course I can't receive the package because I'm at work), so I got cold feet.

    Today, I check and see that the price went all the way up to $61.79! Grr.

    Tiger must've caused a spike in sales.
     
  2. AppleAce macrumors regular

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    Just FYI, in case you didn't already know, Crucial uses dynamic pricing, so it's a good idea to clear out your cookies from there when checking, or check the price with another browser also.
    In this case, however, I'm showing that a 512 MB stick for an iMac G5 costs $61.79 also, so it wasn't the dynamic pricing that was responsible for the price increase.
     
  3. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    boll..ks! It was at an all time low of £34 today its gone up to £37! grr!
     
  4. Logik macrumors 6502a

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  5. mattraehl macrumors 6502

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    Crucial's prices can change daily. While considering buying a 1GB stick for my iBook, I watched the prices fall gradually from like $350 down to $290 over the course of a few weeks. After buying, the price went up past $300 again. Now it's down to $360 something. Just wait, and the price will go back down again eventually.
     
  6. bluebomberman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dynamic pricing...wow. That's neat, albeit frustrating. There should be a Dashboard widget to check the price...

    logik, I'm looking at newegg.com , but I don't see 512 MB memory for the iMac G5. I must be screwing up somewhere; where do I look?

    Thanks to everybody for their help.
     
  7. Logik macrumors 6502a

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    it would be any PC3200 ram

    So, on the main page, click Memory on the left hand side

    then select 184-pin DDR DIMM, PC3200, and 512mb

    search..

    i've had good luck with Corsair Value Select in my PowerBook. $44 or so for that.. + shipping.. still about $50
     
  8. bluebomberman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "Crucial 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 8T - OEM"

    Price: $48.67 + $4.33 shipping

    I think this is it. Of course, Newegg has to confuse me by selling two models! There's also a "Crucial 184 Pin 512MB DDR PC-3200 - OEM" that has the same model number minus the 8T at the end. (The photo actually has 16T at the end of the model number). It costs exactly $60. The crucial website makes no mention of the 8T model...

    It took some serious web searching to find out what the difference is. Apparently, the 8T model is single-sided, while the 16T is double-sided. Supposedly, the 8T model is better for overclocking. No one seems to know what happens when you mix a single-sided RAM chip with a double-sided RAM chip (despite a few people asking).

    My head hurts. I'm going to hit the sack.
     

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