Crucial.com RAM price

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  1. Ultimacn macrumors member

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    Been toying for a while about upgrading RAM to 16GB and checked price today and it's £103.19 equivalent to $155.93!!!!!

    What the heck has happened to memory prices, when I checked in January it was £88.19/$133.26. Really miffed!

    Anyone know anywhere else in UK for compatible RAM?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Memory prices have risen over the last couple of months. Like many things in life, there is an ebb and flow to the cost....
     
  3. Sophia. macrumors member

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  4. Pie Chips Salad macrumors member

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    I paid 50 quid for my 16gb ram in November 2012!
     
  5. tiger1050 macrumors newbie

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    I'm using 16Gb from Mr Memory in UK....no probs whatsoever.
     
  6. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    When I last checked it was £76.79 and that was in Feb 2013, dunno what the fack has happened to put the price that high.
     
  7. sportster macrumors 6502

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    I noticed the same.

    I recently bought 16gb for my new Mini. I ended getting mine from Amazon, it was $89 vs over $115 directly from Crucial. I just rechecked Amazon the same ram is up to $105 now, I ordered 9 days ago...
     
  8. SoCalReviews, Mar 21, 2013
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    SoCalReviews macrumors 6502

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    Crucial is a premium brand of memory. The price fluctuation on Amazon normally represents a combination of their costs, amount of their own supply and customer demand. I have seen prices on Amazon change from one hour to the next.

    I just checked and noticed that the 16GB dual kit of Crucial memory on Amazon jumped from $105 USD a day or two ago to $106 USD today. :eek:

    ...but that is down from $115 USD a week ago. :)

    Update: I just noticed that Kingston HyperX 16GB on Amazon jumped from $138 USD where it was for weeks to $145 USD today.
     
  9. Curtiss macrumors newbie

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    I paid 133$ direct from crucial about a week ago. RAM has been perfect so far.
     
  10. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    I paid $85 for 16 GB of Crucial for the 2012 Mini back in October.
     
  11. SoCalReviews, Mar 22, 2013
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    SoCalReviews macrumors 6502

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    Kingston HyperX 16GB just jumped on Amazon U.S. to $153 USD today from $145 yesterday.

    Crucial 16GB on Amazon U.S. is holding at $106 USD.

    From the link above The Tech Report claims these DDR3 RAM increases are due to increased demand in China's tablet market. The problem is that all RAM prices seem to have been going up in price...newer desktop RAM included ...which runs at different speeds than DDR3 RAM for the current tablet/notebook SODIMMs.
     
  12. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    I paid $110 on Amazon US a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, I didn't notice I had an old address on my account and it was shipped to another state.
     
  13. Ultimacn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone, will check the alternatives out :)
     
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    Giuly

  15. Ultimacn thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers

    Yeah they seem worth a go, thanks very much :-D
     
  16. wabbit42 macrumors regular

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    When I bought 8GB last November it was £35, now it's £65!
     
  17. Hakone macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably the low demand season. It'll go back down during the summer and holiday timeframe.
     
  18. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    Macsales.com (OWC) has 16gb ram for the Mac mini at about 135 bucks so you could check that out. I've heard great things about them and the ram I use from them works great!
     
  19. kappaz macrumors member

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    I also got 16gb of crucial around the same time for the new imac. With shipping I paid 71. Crazy how much the cost has gone up.
     
  20. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I bought 16gb ram from currys today for £80, installed no problems and works flawlessly, go check it out OP
     

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