What happened to memory prices?

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  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    A few months ago after I bought my Macbook Pro, I vividly remember seeing that I could have bought 4GB of DDR3 ram for my Macbook Pro at several shops for around $60-70. Now, I can't find it lower than $110. Why such the increase? And if someone could give me a link of where to get it cheaply, that would be nice.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Surely Guest

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    I bought 4 GB of Crucial RAM from Amazon on Black Friday, and it cost $89.

    Right now it's up to $99, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it drop again just after Xmas.

    I've never seen 4GB of RAM for sale anywhere at $60-70 though.
     
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  4. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the link.
     
  5. Unique Visuals macrumors regular

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    Check OWC's prices, I don't know for laptops but for my Jan 2008 Mac Pro the prices are much cheaper and haven't gone up near as much as Crucial's
     
  6. vant macrumors 65816

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    4GB DDR3 was definitely as low as $60 on Newegg with free ship.
     
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    Oh, okay. I wasn't stating it as fact...... I simply stated that I hadn't seen it.:)
     
  8. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    I bought 4GB of DDR3 for my Mac mini in June. It cost me £50 (about $80).

    The same upgrade from the same place (crucial) is now £78 (about $120).

    Bear in mind these prices include our UK sales tax.
     
  9. omgitscro macrumors 6502a

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    I bought two 2GB sticks of DDR3 RAM for my Unibody MBP back in July, and those 4GB of memory only cost me $55. Now, the same exact product is listed as being $108. So yes, RAM prices have definitely gone up.
     
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  11. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

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    4GB of DDR2 went between $35-45 this past July. I was hoping there would continue to be a price drop on RAM, but that clearly is not the case. Now the same online retailers sell it between $60-75. I regret not purchasing it in the summer.
     
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    Is the same likely to carry on for 4GB DIMMs, to make e.g. a MBP have 8GB RAM? Just wondering if larger DIMMs will go down in price in the next few months, or whether an SSD is better option for performance due to memory price climate
     
  13. rowsdower macrumors 6502

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    DRAM is notorious for price fluctuation. Prices will always go down in the long term, but short term is very unpredictable.
     
  14. ajriggy macrumors newbie

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    sorry to add to an old topic but did a search and this seemed the most logical one in which to ask my question

    basically i am wondering what sort of price i should be looking at in the UK for a set of 2 x 2GB (4GB) DDR3 RAM for my 13" Mbp?

    i have seen really varying prices usually between £85-110 is that normal for the UK?

    also where are good places to buy from?

    any info from anyone is much appreciated. Thanks. :)
     
  15. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    I've seen the OWC kit which is 92$, so 85-110 pounds sounds ok, also try to get a good brand, not random names
     

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