Anyone bought RAM on ebay? From who?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by munckee, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    With the solid discounts going on, I figured I'd check out ram (need 4GB for a 2.8C2D iMac) on ebay. But I'm a little wary of getting uber-cheap ram just to save $20.

    Has anyone had good luck buying on ebay? If so, from who?
  2. mdgolom macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2006
    For $20.00, I think I would prefer to purchase from Crucial oe Other World Computing. They offer life time warranties on their products. Just my $.02.
  3. Dave H macrumors 6502

    Dave H

    Mar 2, 2008
    If it helps, I have had two experiences buying Mac RAM on eBay.
    Recently I bought a 512MB PC133 DIMM for my Digital Audio G4.
    It was advertised as Crucial brand, CL2, and pulled from a Quicksilver.
    It was $25 with free shipping and works fine. The seller's username was "videopuppy".

    A couple of years ago I took a chance on cheap RAM on eBay from a different seller (advertised as PC only) and it didn't work at all.
  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I would just go the OWC way. It's a lot safer, it has a warranty and it's inexpensive.
  5. jasleinstein macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2008
    I buy all our Mac hardware at OWC. Fantastic service. great prices.
  6. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    Thanks everyone. I'm aware of the options and will likely buy from either OWC or Crucial. Just figured I'd ask...
  7. bengal85 macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2008
    If you are looking on ebay because you want cheap ram you could also check out crucial ram its cheap and the company is very very well known for their products which means that they would be a reliable company. This is just a thought though

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