CRUCIAL memory prices ABSURD !

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by caccamolle, May 24, 2006.

  1. caccamolle macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2005
    Just a warning dudes. Check it out.

    This certainly applies to their iMac Dual Core memory chips, completely ridiculous, we are talking here 84% more (that is $350 versus $180) than any other reputable online vendor.
    Out of their mind !?!?!?!?!
  2. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Compared to who?
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Can you give me a link to the reputable source for 2 1GB chips for $180?

    Note also that you could save ~$20 by buying two 1GB chips @$165 ea instead of the kit.

    NVM: Found the other thread:

  4. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    I'd agree with that, they might as well be wearing balaclavas.
  5. ManchesterTrix macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2005
    You can get matched chips from OWC for 225, and they guarantee it will work with your Mac, in case your worried about potential issues.
  6. caccamolle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2005
    dude, there are so many ...... I don't want to be a marketer for any of them, but myself and others have mentioned other vendors in various threads.
  7. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    OK, well mention it again, since you saw fit to start a new thread. What vendors are you basing your comparison on? I'll agree that Crucial is generally higher, but when I have 8GBs of the stuff to worry about failing, I'll pay a little more.

    That said, OWC and Data Memory Systems are also good vendors. Can't speak for NewEgg - haven't ordered any form there.
  8. caccamolle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2005
    Negative. Do your own search.

    I see you point and understand it, even though we are not talking "a little more" here. But I could not argue with anyone's "safety and piece of mind concerns", those are personal :)

    My arguments are usually along those lines, actually always. In fact, as I have noted on another thread, I would rather pay a little more and get it all done at apple than shop around, my time is money, in fact that is exactly what I had decided to do.......But hey, again, 84% more to me is not even close to reasonable, in fact, I nearly feel insulted.
  9. Dreadnought macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Almere, The Netherlands
    That's strange that the USD prices of Crucial is so high, while the Euro prices are very competitive. A couple of months ago I ordered 2x 1GB sticks for my dual G5. The price in USD was over 300, the price in Euros was under 200 (incl. tax and shipping). I didn't get it, but just ordered it, couldn't let that deal pass by!
  10. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Different Mem. Crucial EU is VERY expensive for the new intel imac/macbook/macbookpro memory.
  11. caccamolle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2005
    strange indeed, at the very least !
    Lots of strange things ! like Apple recommending my wife not to buy memory there !?!?!?

    Anyhow, I will be getting my 2gb tonight. I will let you know how it works out.

  12. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Less than useful reply. If you are going to start a thread and make a comparison, then post the link you are comparing to. Don't tell us to do our own search.

    There is a bunch of DDR2 memory on the market now at US$70-80 per Gb. The more honest among the sellers admit that the RAM is not stable in a MacBook Pro and they recommend you buy their $ 120 RAM. The good RAM I have seen is all around the US$110-$120 mark.

    I waded through the other thread, and the single relevant reference I found was RAM at NewEgg for $180 -- As we have beaten to death already here, PC Generic RAM that has no compatibility guarantee is not comparable to RAM from a company that tests and guarantees compatibility in Macs -- and who won't charge a restocking fee if their RAM doesn't work.
  13. stefan15 macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2005
    Don't forget.. not all ram is created equally. Check the timings. Most ddr2 modules clock in at 5-5-5-10 or 5-5-5-12. Those are the ones you are looking for if you are worried about price. These days, with 667mhz, there's 3-4-3-9, 4-3-4-10, etc. Better, and more expensive.
  14. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Where are the CAS Latency 3 and 4 SODIMM modues at 667MHz?
  15. timswim78 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2006
    Baltimore, MD

    I've ordered plenty of things from I live on the East Coast of the U.S., and Newegg gets products to me faster than any of the other major online retailers. FYI: These 1GB sticks are supposed to work well in the new Intel Mac's.

    Shipped to my zip code, two sticks came to $174.97
  16. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    Don't make us do the legwork when you're too lazy to post proof of your assertions. We weren't the ones to claim that Crucial has "absurd" prices. :mad:
  17. NadeemF macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2002
    Cambridge, UK
    A little bit pricey

    In the UK I see that 2GB of iMac Dual Core RAM is £223.24, so I got mine for only £150.36. Crucial was nearly 50% more.
    Oh well, now they've got market dominance I understand they don't have to be the cheapest.
  18. macenforcer macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004

    I just installed these in my macbook from newegg. Work perfectly. Crucial is WAY overrated. Save yourselves some money.
  19. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006

    was recomended by someone who also has to worry about 8GB of stuff, but I cannot say I have used them yet. I am planning my next purchase from them and last week it was almost half price for iMac Core Duo memory compared to Crucial.
  20. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2004
    you can buy crucial memory from newegg... is it the same memory that the crucial site would sell you?? the crucial memory on newegg is cheaper than the crucial memory on crucial...

    this is the page for my PowerBook... (PC 2700)

    Crucial Memory from Newegg...

    Crucial Memory from Crucial

    Are these the same chips? If crucial says that their sticks work in macs for sure, then why would it be different if you buy from Newegg?

    Hope this aids the discussion


    EDIT: Upon further investigation, it seems their part numbers are different... so, i don't know... still a bit interesting.

    EDIT 2: I don't know that $90 is worth the piece of mind seeing that you can still get a lifetime warranty... i think that may be the most important piece to look for, lifetime warranty
  21. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    I noticed the prices are astronomical now. I bought my 1GB of ram for the MBP at 107 euro. Now it's about 180!
  22. caccamolle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2005
    sorry to hear.

    I have done what I think is useful, you disagree, fine but put a period right there, no reason to tell me what I should post and what I shouldn't. Thx.

    I thought I mentioned it earlier, I am not hear to do free marketing for online vendors, but I will point out what I THINK are "absurd prices".

    I understand Crucial is a sponsor here, but trust me, I don't care, rather they should.
  23. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    Then why post anything?

    Can I get the ten minutes I wasted on this thread back, please?

    So basically you made a blanket statement with nothing to back it up.

    Way to go.

    Lame. :rolleyes:
  24. caccamolle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2005
    indeed. This is where some of us may differ, the piece of mind aspect that is, the lifetime warranty I really think not !!!! a computer is not an appliance and its life cycle is ridiculously short, oh well, that is my view :)

    Also, for 2gb, $180 vs Crucial $361 the difference seem to me a lot more than $90 (I am only talking memory for iMac DC). And being ripped off really destroys any peace of mind in my case.
  25. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2005
    2GB matched from OWC/ is $225
    Crucial is $350.16

    Something doesn't add up. You can write off Crucial's price by saying not to buy from an e-tailer without Mac experience or guarantees - but when they're $125 more than a reputable Mac dealer (4GB for my G5, 1GB for my iBook from OWC), something ain't right.

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