$88 a good price for Crucial 2 x 2 GB DDR3 SO DIMMs?

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  1. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    It seems that the prices have risen fairly high in the last year, and I am wondering whether the price is finally flattening out or if perspective buyers should be patient as prices should drop in the near future.

    I saw a newegg.com has a sale on Crucial 2 GB SO DIMMs for $44 each with free shipping. So is this a decent price?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148192

    Thanks
     
  2. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    That's the best I've seen. I was about to buy some for about $50 a piece, so thanks for pointing this out.
     
  3. kny3twalker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No problem. I just ordered some myself. I figure even if prices drop another $10 a stick in the near future, its not that much of a loss, and I can at least stop looking.
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    I got mine straight from Crucial about 95-100 CDN (can't remember exact price). The savings aren't huge but any money saved is money in your pocket.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wow great prices!! now, find me some 2x4GB kits that ship to australia and ill be happy :p
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    That's a great deal! Best one I've found on 2x2GB has been 100$ + shipping so far and I check NewEgg multiple times a week.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    nerd ;) :D

    not that i can talk.. i check a number of australian websites for prices too - but our RAM is about 4x the price :(
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I only use NewEgg to give links for people in here, never bought anything from there xD I work in a computer shop so it's nice to compare that prices as well
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ahh, i knew you knew a lot about computer specs but i didnt realise it was because your occupation was computers!

    the 2 stores i regularly check are normally the ones i purchased from. they are very competitively prices here in australia - and i go to work 2mins from one, and go to uni 2 mins from the other one. so no postage makes it worthwhile :)

    newegg is ok with prices, i just wish they sent over here!

    also, from one of these stores, 2x1GB of iMac RAM CL7 = $80Aus, 4x1GB CL9 (1333) = $250Aus :eek:
     
  10. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yea I started to work there because I've always been interested of computer and there I can actually use my knowledge and spread it. It's not a full time job because I'm a student as well. Most of the stuff I've learned from the net though, so I think my level of knowledge would be the same anyway :cool:

    I usually buy from work with an employee discount or from one of the biggest electronics reseller in Finland.

    2x1GB of DDR3 is about 45€ (~35€ with employee discount) and 1x4GB of DDR3 is about 145€ (~115€ with employee discount) so we have quite good prices in here ;)

    Feel free to add my MSN (kriz_u_93@hotmail.com) so we don't have to steal this thread for our own conversation!
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    those prices are very competitive! lucky you!

    ive added you :) see you there
     
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    Man, I got spoiled from being able to buy 4GB of DDR2 for $40 back when the prices were at their lowest a couple of years ago.

    I just can't bring myself to pay almost $100 for 4GB of DDR3. I'm going to keep holding out until I absolutely need it. Hopefully it'll drop at least a little more.
     
  14. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    I bought my 4GB DDR3 kit in 2008, when prices were at least €20 lower than they are now. Feel pretty good about that, now. Including VAT and shipping, the kit was about €86 back then. Right now, here in Europe, it would cost at least €110. Nice!
     
  15. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    I think I would bite on this deal if they shipped to Canada. Newegg.ca doesn't even carry that product.

    Can someone tell me wtf is up with 2GB DDR3 prices. 4GB sticks are dropping at a faster rate than 2GB. I'm almost at the point where I'm thinking I should buy one 4GB stick now and have 5GB of ram. Not sure if that's a good idea though...
     
  16. Hellhammer Moderator

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    2GB is going up all the time. I think it is because of the market, 2GB goes for manufacturers and there may be shortage of them too so that's why. 4GB is more expensive and not used by manufacturers very much so there are plenty of them available
     
  17. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    it all goes in cycles. I would be that the 2gig sticks will come down at some point

    I remember paying 100 for a 1 gig stick and thinking it was a bargain...because it was for my mb back in 2007 timeframe
     
  18. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    You don't want to know, then, what the maximum amount of RAM, directly from Apple, cost for a bondi blue iMac in 1998. It cost me several hundreds, back then, for a mere 384MB. And later, in 2002, 1GB (2 x 512MB) of RAM for my then new iMac G4 cost me $329. Horrendous! And only three years ago, in 2007, 4GB of RAM for the first generation aluminium iMacs cost at least $200.

    And now? Now you can get 4GB of RAM for $88. :eek:
     

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