Apple Ram...Why so expensive?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mbrellisford, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. mbrellisford macrumors member

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    I just ordered a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme with 2GB memory.

    I noticed you could upgrade to 4GB of Ram....for an extra 700 dollars!

    Is there only 2 ram slots available?
    Do I know have to get rid of my old 2GB(2x1g) and buy another 4GB (2x2g)?
    Why is it that apple charges an extra 700 dollars just for 2 GB of ram?

    I'm kind of confused and wondering why there's such a ridiculous price for something you can get at 1/4 of the price?
    PS: Are there any good Canadian sites for Ram?
     
  2. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

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    Simply because Apple has always charged a ridiculous amount for their RAM prices. Just buy RAM from a good third party.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. mbrellisford thread starter macrumors member

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    So they really like to take advantage of people who are unknowing and not too computer savvy? Meanwhile they are marketed towards those people....
     
  5. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    newegg is also a good place to get high speed RAM. Make sure to get the lowest latency RAM you can get that the computer will support.
     
  6. daneoni macrumors G4

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    I think they charge for the price of the RAM, then add profit, then add labor as well all in one go......because they can
     

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