Discount RAM? Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iphonesrq, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    I have an Intel 2.4mhz iMac and want to upgrade the memory. Found a compatible offer from TD/CompUSA for 4 GB for $14.99 after rebates. Sounds to good to not take advantage of. BUT, is this offer a compatible option? Here it is...
    OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB) any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    OCZ is good stuff, that's exactly the kit I just got from Amazon for $25 after rebates. It works fine in the iMac.
     
  3. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Generally, any company who is willing to sell it with a lifetime warranty is selling good stuff.
     
  4. Roy macrumors 6502

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    But it's only as good as the lifetime of the company.
     
  5. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Therefore, trust no one! :confused:
     
  6. Roy macrumors 6502

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    It has nothing to do with trust. Companies are going belly-up all the time. When that happens, what happens to your lifetime warranty?
     
  7. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Your statement is an ambiguous one about the fact that any company can declare bankruptcy. So what? For technological products that take considerable skill and resources to get off the ground, you don't offer a lifetime warranty unless you are prepared to honor it. There's no incentive to scam based on this because it's not a business you can just start up one day and start scamming people. The warranty is their measure of confidence in their product-- not how long they believe they will be in business. If you want to go exploring a company's financials before you buy a stick of RAM from them, that's your prerogative.
     
  8. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    VEry true that a lifetime warranty is only as good as the company.

    In this case though I wouldn't worry about it. YOu're spending $15 on a product that people generally don't hold onto for more than 5 years.

    And the hassle alone to get new memory a few years from now would probably drive someone to just go buy some at the store especially if they needed their computer asap.

    That being said OCZ is know brand of memory. You shouldn't have a problem. Just make sure it is compatible. Laptop memory (200pin) and the right speed for you iMac.
     
  9. Roy macrumors 6502

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    I was not talking about any intention to scam. Are you aware how many products are sold with a lifetime warranty or 100 % money back guarantee or your money back. So if you fall for the life warranty statement every time you hear or see it, then I hope you able to be able to exercise your lifetime warranty when the company is no longer around, and for a lot of them, even if the company is still around.

    And (((The warranty is their measure of confidence in their product))) is a sales and marketing strategy rather than a measure of confidence in what they sale.
     
  10. Roy macrumors 6502

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    Maybe there is some other there, but I've never bought any memory without a lifetime warranty. I could wrong, but are there any companies offering memory for your computer that doesn't have a lifetime warranty? ((And I'm not talking about Apple, when you buy a Mac you get a one year warranty--I'm talking about retail, after market)
     
  11. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    The problem is, the RAM market is different. Without exception, the good RAM I see has it and the ones that don't I don't hear good reviews about. Couple it with the fact that RAM is cheap, and the warranty becomes an easy barometer without having to list the companies. Simple as that.
     
  12. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    OP - The Ram is fine. This thread is kinda getting away from your question.

    However, that said, all ram, High End or not, can fail. I've had cheap ram last forever and good RAM be DOA.

    What you linked SHOULD be okay, barring it being DOA which again, can happen to any brand.
     

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