Otherworld has jacked RAM prices for MBP where to buy RAM?

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  1. tvh13 macrumors member

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    Anyone have suggestions for the purchase of 2 x 4GB DIMMs?

    8GB (2x4GB) PC3-8500 DDR3 1066MHz SO-DIMM Upgrade Kit
     
  2. greg400 macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately RAM prices across all fronts have been jacked up. The cheapest you'll be able to find it for is on NewEgg.

    Crucial's prices are horrendous.
     
  3. tvh13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm. Crucial is $125 more than OWC.
     
  4. jwheeler macrumors regular

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  5. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    RAM is a commodity

    The prices of memory are like pork bellies. They go up and down depending on supply and demand. Right now, my guess is the demand is high and supply short.

    Apple's price of $400 for 8GB CTO option isn't too crazy. In the past, their price was double that of MacSales.com (OWC) and TransIntl.com.

    Keep in mind that OWC will give you a $55 trade-in on the original Apple 1066MHz 4GB kit (2x2GB).
     
  6. shadygrove macrumors regular

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    In order to get the trade in value, do you have to send the memory in first or will they refund the $55? I am going to buy a new MBP as soon as my local Apple store gets them in stock, but I sure don't want to buy and have to remove the memory to get a $55 refund. I have been waiting 2 years for this thing and refuse to wait an extra week or two for something that isn't even necessary to upgrade right away. lol
     
  7. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    8GB 1066MHz kit for 2010 MacBook Pro:

    OWC: $376 minus $55 trade-in of Apple 4GB Kit = $321*
    TransIntl: $348
    NewEgg: $471
    Crucial: $500
    Apple CTO: $400 (but no trade-in credit on standard 4GB kit)

    * As I understand it, the idea is to buy and install the upgrade kit and then send in the old memory with the rebate form. They issue the rebate refund within 14 days of receiving the old memory.
     
  8. tvh13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Good point. I used to have a pair of 4MB simms tacked to my wall in my office. They were from like 1992 price $450ea

    The rebate does make a difference.

    You pay for the RAM and then they give yo ua grace period to send back the Apple RAM for a refund.
     
  9. tvh13 thread starter macrumors member

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    You are right I spoke too soon.

    I did find this at NewEgg:

    $359.99
    G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Laptop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBSQ
     
  10. tvh13 thread starter macrumors member

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    YOu buy the RAM and then send old ram back for refund.
     

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