Price of RAM for MacBook Pro rapidly increasing

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  1. jacobj macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone else noticed that the price of RAM for the MacBook Pro is rapidly increasing.

    I ordered my Kingston RAM about five days ago, it's still not delivered as it is on back order, but it cost me £64 without tax...Crucial were offering it at £81 without tax... now mine would be £74 and the Crucial would be £105...

    I'd buy now if I were you... the price doesn't seem to be stopping...

    the Crucial has been £74, £82, £85 (ish), £90 something, and now £105....
     
  2. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    No offense friend, but welcome to the world of RAM prices. :)

    Its like the stock market, up and down, up and down. It all depends on the demand for DRAM (The lil chips on the boards)

    I remember buying a few 256MB sticks for about 8 a piece brand new at a trade show. Good luck trying to find brand new Kingston sticks for 8 a piece for a 256MB PC100 DIMM. o_O
     
  3. jacobj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I knew this would be the case, but I just thought I'd flag it up for those that are waiting to take delivery of the MBPs
     
  4. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Where is everyone getting their RAM from for their MacBook Pros. I usually buy from Crucial UK but they are out of stock for the 1GB modules. Cant seem to find anywhere in the UK that stocks 1GB 200-PIN DDR2 PC-5300 SODIMMS. :confused:
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yep 2gb from crucial now costs about the same as upgrading with Apple. That's what I did because of the high prices. At least Apple have it in stock & I don't trust Kingston as I know tons of people who have had compatbility problems with stuff from them...
     
  6. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    Well in the UK the 1GB module from Crucial is £100 cheaper than Apple prices. :confused:
     
  7. Malcster macrumors 6502

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    I noticed this too..

    I ordered my 1 gig stick from crucial when it was 98 quid, i hope there going to honour that. They said on the phone yesterday the 1 gig sticks were due in today (31st) but my order hasnt progressed yet..
     
  8. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    It's not compatibility, it's the fact people cannot read spec sheets.
     
  9. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

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    Man I bought 8 gb of ram in 1995 for $80! You guys are getting nice deals!
     
  10. thefunkymunky macrumors 65816

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    :eek: 8GB???
     
  11. Kelson macrumors member

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    And I paid...


    $42/MB back in 1992!

    - Kelson
     
  12. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    That'll be 8 MB, then? :p
     
  13. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Must be a UK thing -- Data Memory Systems in the USA has it for $115 / Gb stilll. Although stock is tight, they are quoting only a 1 day delay on shipping.
     
  14. NeuronBasher macrumors regular

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    Ordered a 1GB stick for my MBP from OWC yesterday and they shipped it out yesterday. Price was $115.99. I have noticed the price going up on Crucial, though.
     
  15. Malcster macrumors 6502

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    For people in the UK, my crucial 1 gig stick has shipped today, website still says out of stock but im sure this will get updated at some point soon as they've obviously had a delivery.

    Its 124 quid with vat tho now! :eek: glad i ordered at 98! but even that was over the odds.
     
  16. ekenny macrumors regular

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    datamem's website now has it for $15 more since yesterday. I ordered from outpost for $67. Thats right, $67. But they turned around 11 days later and said they were out of stock and wernt getting anymore. So when I thought I was getting a way better deal than everyone, I ended up being screwed worse since now I have to buy it when the price is high.
     
  17. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Yeah -- it's easy to advertise a price lower than anybody if you don't actually intend to ship the goods...
     
  18. ekenny macrumors regular

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    There should be a law against people who do that, and they should call it false advertisi.... oh wait a minute!
     

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