For years I've heard people say that you should never have Apple upgrade your RAM - that ordering the stock RAM and upgrading it yourself will always be cheaper. Yet when I was pricing out the new MacBook Pros, the upgrade from 4GB RAM to 8GB RAM from Apple was $400, while 2x4GB RAM from Crucial was $500. Other RAM vendors have similar pricing as well - nothing I can find beats Apple's 8GB upgrade option. Granted, I haven't taken into account the possibility of selling the stock RAM that came with the unit, but that honestly sounds like a lot of work, especially since the savings aren't that significant. Given this, why do people still perpetuate the rumor that Apple RAM is expensive?