Prices are insane!

jota73

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Original poster
Apr 19, 2006
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Check this out

It is really unbelievable, and certainly far from reality.... what are these prices, what is wrong with Steve, you can find the same memory 80% lower than this prices....

Any comments?
 

Eidorian

macrumors Penryn
Mar 23, 2005
29,085
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Indianapolis
1. Don't buy Apple RAM
2. Get third party RAM
3. Install it yourself
4. ??????
5. PROFIT!

And I do mean profit.

I've opened 30 Mac minis now. :D
 

tersono

macrumors 68000
Jan 18, 2005
1,999
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UK
Apple RAM prices have always been high. That's why smart money buys from Crucial....
 

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
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You are not paying them for the RAM, you are also paying them to pull a machine from a production line and open it up and put it in. As most people know, it's far cheaper to do that at home...

The price of a restaurant meal is not the same as its ingredients.
 

jota73

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Original poster
Apr 19, 2006
301
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South America
so you mean that if I ram at Apple they will install it for me??

I buy the addtional memory at RAMJET and had no problem at all, they all work perfectly.
 

jackc

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Oct 19, 2003
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Prices aren't bad for the Mac Pro, you can get 16GB for only $4499 :eek:
 

G4DP

macrumors 65816
Mar 28, 2007
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Your lucky.

Try Apple charging £189 for an extra gig of RAM. Now don't give us all that crap about UK prices include vat. We still pay around double what you do.
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
You are not paying them for the RAM, you are also paying them to pull a machine from a production line and open it up and put it in. As most people know, it's far cheaper to do that at home...
I agree with this logic to some extent, although Apple does seem to be notably less efficient at customizing computers than other manufacturers. One would hope that they have sequenced production at their plants and they're not actually doing what you described. It's pretty standard for something like this that build variations due to customers (e.g. more memory) and due to product line (e.g. hard drive size, combo vs. superdrive, etc) can be performed inline on the main assembly line (the work-in-process is tagged, visibly or electronically, to designate what goes in it). There's still a cost associated with that complexity, but it shouldn't be quite as high as if it were done offline.

In any event, though, they certainly deserve to profit off that if they can. I do hope though that those high costs are mostly profit to Apple and not actual labor costs at their plants, because that would be pretty inefficient on their part.
 

ibglowin

macrumors regular
Jul 1, 2005
216
3
As you should...

Since the bloody £ is now 2:1! :cool:

Try Apple charging £189 for an extra gig of RAM. Now don't give us all that crap about UK prices include vat. We still pay around double what you do.
 
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