Price Hikes? on MacBook 1 GIG Ram.

bobber205

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I looked for quite awhile on www.newegg.com for 1 gig of ram.

I'm still a bit off from being it just yet, but I looked at the prices again and they're all over 100 dollars! I very much remember being able to order 1 gig stick of ram from about 70 to 80.

Has anybody else noticed this too?
 

WildCowboy

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Yes, it's been mentioned here in the forums lots of times. There's a supply shortage as PC users are snapping up boatloads of it in order to run Vista. The articles I've seen say that RAM prices will remain high through at least November, and possibly through the holidays.
 

reflex

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WildCowboy said:
There's a supply shortage as PC users are snapping up boatloads of it in order to run Vista. The articles I've seen say that RAM prices will remain high through at least November, and possibly through the holidays.
Memory prices always rise towards the holidays and go down again in January. I very much doubt PC users are snapping up boatloads of it.

If anything I suspect Mac users are buying it in droves because everyone keeps advising to upgrade to 2GB right away :rolleyes:
 

WildCowboy

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reflex said:
Memory prices always rise towards the holidays and go down again in January. I very much doubt PC users are snapping up boatloads of it.

If anything I suspect Mac users are buying it in droves because everyone keeps advising to upgrade to 2GB right away :rolleyes:
It's really a combination of the normal holiday upswing, preparation for RAM-hungry Vista, and a quick shift (particularly by AMD) to DDR2 that are all adding up to uncomfortably high prices for consumers for now.