Why is Apple RAM so frikkin expensive ??

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  1. Perfectionist macrumors regular

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Because they can charge you for the convenience.

    And...

    They can?
     
  3. tooshaggy macrumors regular

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    because apple stuff is soooo expensive!!!!
    "quality" I think is what we say!!
     
  4. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    I think the real answer is: because they can. Obviously, some people out there are paying those prices.

    Just go with third party RAM.
     
  5. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Be careful when choosing third party ram. The cheaper it is, there's an increased likelyhood that you'll run into problems. Quality ram is usually the way to go...
     
  6. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Beat me to it..."Because they're Apple" :D
     
  7. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    Agree completely. You can get that quality without buying from Apple, obviously. Run a search and you will find lots of threads on this subject. I bought both Mac Pro and MacBook Pro ram from Crucial, saved a bundle, and have had zero issues.
     
  8. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Yes, Crucial is the way to go if you want new memory! I've had pleasant experiences with their RAM in the past. Great that you brought that up.
     
  9. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting choice of words. Are we talking before or after you put it into the computer?
     
  10. Perfectionist thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, so they are Apple therefore they can !! :apple::D:mad:

    They obviously do the same thing with their hard drive upgrade prices ..... but with RAM being so easily bought and fitted from other companies ..... surely Apple are losing a huge stream of revenue by charging so much more ?? :eek::p;)

    If they added only an extra 10-20% more on to the market price then many people would still buy from Apple and they could still generate a fantastic profit from the upgrade ..... however with such a massive price gouge, most people will just buy from somewhere else ..... :rolleyes::confused::eek:
     
  11. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    No sarcasm intended. I highly recommend Crucial memory. I actually ordered two sets of 2 GB for two macs in my house. I couldn't be happier. Three years, no problems and still running smooth. :)
     
  12. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought an extra gig of memory for my 24" imac. it's made by Micron which is suppose to be the same memory that comes stock in these machines.

    I think the total price for the memory was like $56 shipped. not too bad I guess.
     
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  14. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    it

    has an apple logo on it? thats why its so much
     
  15. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry Wayfarer. Bad joke on my part. :D
     

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