Apple memory prices ... beyond a total con

Discussion in 'iMac' started by synagence, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    So Crucial have just released their memory kits for the 2009 iMacs...

    (2x2GB) 4Gb RAM = £315.09
    (2x4Gb) 8Gb RAM = £630.19

    i know that if i were to go from 4Gb to 8Gb later i'd have to pay the full £600 for new chips but apple don't

    Ok ... So Apple are charging £800 for the 8Gb RAM option ... given that the 4Gb is standard how can they possibly justify then charging a full £800 for the ram when in theory they should be giving us some value back for the 4Gb and charging a difference

    I know WE know that their prices have always been expensive ... but to charge 25% OVER the retail price of 8Gb is just terrible.
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Also the retail prices will come down quite rapidly, Apple's won't I think.
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yep, not surprising at all - same old, same old from Apple. The rule still applies - never buy RAM from Apple!!!
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    But Apple force us because new ones comes with 4GBs and that's why the prices went up :mad:

    4GBs of DDR2 in last gen was 140€ from apple and less than 40€ from somewhere else
     

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