16 GB memory from corsair price difference ordering from PC VS MAC

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  1. WhiteDuallyIL macrumors newbie

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    16 GB memory from corsair price difference ordering from PC VS MAC.

    I was checking memory prices for my mac from my dell and it was 115 i then verified it on mac as i went downstairs and it was 160. WTF the exact same part number and everything. So i played around and verified this on another mac and another pc and the exact same thing. I have sent Corsair an email asking for why this is. So if you guys need memory you maybe better off shopping from a PC since these companies are starting to think that Mac users will pay a premium. Wasn't it travelcity or orbitz that was showing Mac computer users the higher priced rooms first?

    I have attached the pdf's to proof what I am seeing. :confused:
     
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    It's possible. This is called targeting advertising. Since you own a mac, you are suposisly richer therefore, looking to spend more. You are redirected to product listed at a higher price. A story got out a few weeks ago about hotel room prices...
     
  3. WhiteDuallyIL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it is the same on both and the exact same part number
     
  4. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    I don't see any PDF, and images/links would be more appropriate anyway. Can you post them?
     
  5. Drask macrumors regular

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    It was orbitz with reservation to hotels that did this, their point was that Mac users usually go for higher cost rooms that include a better service (i.e suits), but that there's no way they would offer the same room for different prices just because of buying from a mac.

    I still think this suxs.
     
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    Here's the link to the actual page: http://www.corsair.com/corsair-mac-...r3-sodimm-memory-kit-cmsa16gx3m2a1333c9.html/

    I confirm I'm seeing $159.99 from my Mac as well. Could somebody with Windows confirm they get $114.99?

    EDIT: I found out why. Here's the link to the $114.99 page: http://www.corsair.com/us/corsair-m...3m2a1333c9.html/?___store=us&___from_store=en

    It has nothing to do with being on Windows/OS X. The $114.99 one is for the US store while the $159.99 is for the English (Global) Store. There's a drop down menu on top to change your region.
     
  8. WhiteDuallyIL thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SOB you are right I wonder why the mac defaults to global HMMM. Darn I thought I had a story for CNN maybe.
     
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    lots of retailers do this type of thing. I'm not sure why this would be a story.
     
  10. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    And in reality, it sells for 100-102 in Canada and the US at Newegg, Best Buy and other stores.
     
  11. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    It's nothing new, Orbitz already admitted that they blatantly target Mac browsers with higher-end hotel offers. It's all based on their statistical data. Apparently Mac users were much more likely to purchase stays at 4 or 5 star establishments. Mac users are more likely to pay higher prices for quality... imagine that! :p
     

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