Apple Ram...Why so expensive?

mbrellisford

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May 29, 2007
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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?
 

Cameront9

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Aug 6, 2006
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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.
 

mbrellisford

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May 29, 2007
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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....
 

daneoni

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Mar 24, 2006
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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