Why Crucial

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by EJBasile, May 20, 2004.

  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816

    EJBasile

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    Ok i have noticed in soo many threads about RAM everyone seems to recomend crucial- why?

    Just Wondering,
    Eric
     
  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    1. Their prices are usually pretty good.
    2. The have the best warranty. It's a lifetime warranty. If at any time the RAM goes bad, they will replace it for free.
     
  3. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    'Cause they really really replace your memory free of charge, no question asked. And the memory is really really 100% compatible w/ Macs, from notebooks to servers.
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Also because they are one of the best. They use premium micron chips. OCZ, Geil, and Samsung, and Kingston are other brands that I like.
     
  5. caveman_uk Guest

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    1. They're pretty cheap
    2. It's quality stuff
    3. They guarantee that the memory chosen by their 'selector' will work in the named machine
    4. They will replace any memory that fails - I've returned a compact flash card that wouldn't mount properly in my card reader about a year after I bought it and they replaced it no questions asked.
    5. They don't charge shipping (at least not in the UK they don't)
     
  6. josepho macrumors regular

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    Pretty much just a mixture of:
    good prices,
    fast fast service,
    good customer service,
    they're really trustworthy... you feel safe that if anything goes wrong they'll back you up.

    I dare say there are other good memory providers but I think I'll be buying from Crucial for the forseeable future, since I have really good experience with them.

    Cheers!
     
  7. ewinemiller macrumors 6502

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    I called them 3 years after buying RAM for an iMac, because I was getting an an error in OSX that Apple said was bad RAM. No hassles, no problems, they cross shipped the RAM and I had it the next day. Their prices aren't that much more than generic RAM, the warrenty and service are unbeatable, they ship quickly, and I've never had a problem with Crucial's configurator giving me the wrong answer (ehem, Kingston, Viking).

    Given the choice I wouldn't buy anywhere else. The only time I've had to was with a PC that needed RDRAM which Crucial doesn't sell and it was a nightmare to get the correct thing (ehem, Kingston, Viking).
     
  8. micvog macrumors 6502

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    I have never had a problem with Crucial RAM... it is simply quality stuff, competitively priced with good customer service. Don't forget to use the "BBUSERGROUP" code to get 5% off.
     
  9. stevietheb macrumors 6502a

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    All the reasons mentioned above. However, some feel that they have gone down hill a little in terms of quality control.

    The first stick I ordered from them was faulty--I reported it, the next day I was able to print out a FedEx label and send it on its merry way. Received the replacement by the end of the week. That's pretty good--wish the original had worked though.
     

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