Prices are insane!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jota73, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. jota73 macrumors 6502

    jota73

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    South America
    #1
    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?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #2
    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
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    #3
    Apple RAM prices have always been high. That's why smart money buys from Crucial....
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    #4
    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.
     
  5. jota73 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jota73

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    South America
    #5
    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.
     
  6. jackc macrumors 65816

    jackc

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    #6
    Prices aren't bad for the Mac Pro, you can get 16GB for only $4499 :eek:
     
  7. jota73 thread starter macrumors 6502

    jota73

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    South America
    #7
    insane....
     
  8. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    #8
    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.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #9
    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.
     
  10. ibglowin macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2005
    #10
    As you should...

    Since the bloody £ is now 2:1! :cool:

     
  11. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007

Share This Page