Strange Apple Store RAM Pricing Discrepancies

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheMac19, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. TheMac19 macrumors regular

    TheMac19

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    So, after buying and looking to buy a couple different machines I noted this strange strategy on Apple's Online Store:

    Prices to max out ram on any given apple...

    Macbook from 512mb --> 2gigs, $500 (Apple keeps 2 x 256 sticks)

    Macbook Pro from 512mb --> 2gigs, $500 (Apple keeps 1 x 512 stick)

    Mac Mini from 512mb --> 2gigs, $300 (Apple keeps 2 x 256 sticks)

    iMac from 512mb --> 2gigs, $300 (Apple keeps 1 x 512 stick)

    What gives? It's the same exact RAM, and the price to buy 2 x 1Gb for the Macbook, Pro or iMac independantly in the Apple Store is $600. Strange. Good thing you can get 2gigs of ram elsewhere for as low as $140 or so shipped these days...
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Welcome to the wacky world of Apple RAM pricing...don't try to understand it.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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