Buying RAM online in the UK

Maximus38

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Aug 14, 2006
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This seems to be a predominantly US based forum....but living in the UK, I'm searching for the best and cheapest place to buy RAM for my new Intel iMAc online.....I'd appreciate some good advice :)
 

Addo

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I used a combination of discount codes and joining a cashback website, believe it or not but Crucial ended up being the cheapest! I started a thread here http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=228073 that explains what I did.... I'm not sure when Crucial will end their 5% sale though but if it has finished then you should still be able to save something like 12% of the list price.

I did find a few places that stock Kingston RAM but the prices are all over the place so it would involve a fair bit of searching around and off the top of my head I can't remember where the cheapest place was.

You could also try Offtek they seem to sell RAM that is priced similar to Crucial...(they also have a 7% cashback deal on Quidco)

Oh...in case you're wondering...I do like Quidco!!! :D
 

CrackedButter

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Don't worry there are a lot of UK posters here.

If you want crucial memory (which quite a few people regard as the best, myself included) then go to dabs.com and buy it cheaper there than from crucial themselves. You may pay a bit more but they have an excellent reputation for making solid error free RAM.
 

Nickygoat

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There's also Orca. £75 for 1GB. A few have recommended them before but I've never used them - always use Crucial.
I also do the same thing as Addo - works out very well.
 

robbieduncan

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Nickygoat said:
There's also Orca. £75 for 1GB. A few have recommended them before but I've never used them - always use Crucial.
I also do the same thing as Addo - works out very well.
Having recommended Scan above I have to admit that my current Mac Book Pro has 1Gb of Orca sourced Transcend RAM in it. I've had this machine for about 6 months and had no issues with the RAM at all.
 

BBC B 32k

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Nickygoat said:
I also do the same thing as Addo - works out very well.
I also just did this, posted reply to Addo's original thread. Anyhow got 512 stick for £37 for my iBook. Good price.
 

Maximus38

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Aug 14, 2006
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Thanks for all your suggestions guys.....I've found a 1Gb stick on orca for about £70.....maybe it's possible to get cheaper but they seem to have a good reputation, I'll probably go with that :)
 

MIDI_EVIL

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Jan 23, 2006
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I would have to recommend www.scan.co.uk

Great site, cheap prices and great service. You receive emails and texts at every stage of the transaction, from order confirmation to dispatch.

My girlfriend bought her MacBook a 1GB Corsair Value Select stick for 65 GBPounds.

*why doesn't my pounds sign work on my number 3 key on my keyboard?*

Rich.