Looking to buy Macbook/Pro RAM soon? Newegg has a deal!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by phungy, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Just browsing through Newegg's webpage when I saw this deal on G.Skill memory.

    This is a great deal as just 1x1GB stick was close to $100. This is $87 PLUS free 3 (guaranteed) day shipping! Two sticks comes to less than $175 shipped!

    Just thought I'd help out the notebook users :)

    Lifetime warranty
     
  2. kermit4161 macrumors regular

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    It seems like a good deal, but doesn't seem to come with a warranty... unless you buy one. That worries me a little bit. Most of the RAM available at OWC comes with a lifetime replacement warranty. But maybe at that low price, it is worth the risk. It depends on the quality of the RAM I guess...

    Good luck!
     
  3. Indohottie macrumors 6502

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    Kermit..

    If you take look.. the RAM is under a lifetime warranty through G Skill.. newegg it self offers the option extend warranty on all products... but normally just lets you deal with the OEM mfger on major warranty issues. There is a link at the bottom of the product page with warranty issue..


    Phungy.. Great DEAL!!
     
  4. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Dang, that's great. I have a stick of this stuff from a while back, and it's worked flawlessly for almost a year now. Good stuff, great price!
     
  5. Snide macrumors 6502a

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    Price Is $186.59. Shipped To California

    Still a good deal, but you have to pay tax of $12.61 if you reside in CA...
     
  6. Snide macrumors 6502a

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    Just Ordered 2 X 1 GB For $146.98 Shipped And Insured

    Did a bit of searching and found this Omni Technologies link on Ramseeker.com.
    This is the RAM that the infamous Multimedia has always recommended in these forums.
    Since it has lifetime warranty, I thought I'd give it a shot. And no Florida sales tax here in Cali. :)
     
  7. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Just want to verify

    This RAM will work in an intel mini right?
     
  8. rtdgoldfish macrumors 6502a

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    Gotta be the best deal I've seen on MacBook RAM in a long time. I figured prices would have dropped by now. Couple of friends that bought MacBooks back in the fall have been looking for RAM, guess I'll send them that NewEgg link.
     
  9. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Looks like I'll be paying FL tax but still after tax comes to cheaper than Newegg. Never heard of Omni Tech. though and Newegg has been great everytime I purchase from them even when I didn't receive a product due to UPS' fault.

    Below average ratings on ResellerRatings

    Yes.
     
  10. Snide macrumors 6502a

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    I too am a big fan of Newegg, and have ordered many things from them and recommended
    them to friends. I will be ordering a 160 GB Hitachi drive from them soon ($134.99).
    If I remember correctly, Multimedia was recommending the Omni RAM way
    back when the first Macbooks were released, and the price then was $144.00.
    So the price has pretty much remained the same for these modules.
     
  11. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Let me know how the Travelstar treats you. I'm tempted to buy it..
     
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  13. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    I've bought RAM from Omni for my G3 iMac and my PowerBook. Great prices and it has performed flawlessly. Also, they sell on eBay - so do a search on eBay because sometimes you can get it cheaper that way. I recommend them.
     
  14. Maynerd macrumors regular

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    Their Optival ram is way cheap $70.99 I'm almost ready to pull the trigger. I've seen reviews that are very positive and some negative reviews. The price almost makes it work jumping on it though. I wonder if the hyper ram is worth the extra cost though.
     
  15. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

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    It's a kick ass drive! Just installed one on my MacBook Monday. My MacBook used to vibrate with the old drive, now I no longer that problem. My laptop feels cooler now also.
     
  16. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You purchased yours from Newegg also?
     
  17. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I forgot to mention the first one I received was DOA. Shipped it back to newegg and they had another one for me within a few days.
     
  18. praetorian909 macrumors regular

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    Yes this will work in an Intel Mac mini.

    Just a note, I think you'll have to take out one of the RAM chips that's already in there since there are only 2 slots and for most people they're filled with 256MB RAM. (So if you buy a single 1GB stick, you'd only have 1.25GB RAM total.)


    EDIT: I just saw in your sig that your Mac mini already has 1GB, so that doesn't apply to you :)
     
  19. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I see, did Newegg pay for the return shipping? I'm assuming not..?
     
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    I've had one in my Macbook for about a month, it's great. It's big, fast, and quiet. I got the 160gb one off Newegg. It's a great drive. :)
     
  21. 2tallyAwesome macrumors regular

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    I got the G.skill ram for my macbook. So far so good!

    There are a ton of great reviews for it on newegg, so I figured I would give it a try.
     
  22. rmhop81 macrumors 68020

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    just ordered 3 sticks myself several days ago. great deal!
     
  23. Westbury macrumors newbie

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    So I just bought my macbook less than a month ago and upgraded my ram to the 2 gigs as soon as I bought it. Anyone interested in the 2 sticks of 512?
     
  24. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You would get better traffic if you posted in the Marketplace thread. :)
     
  25. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

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    You are correct. they did not pay for return shipping.
     

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