Best place to buy RAM in Canada?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
It's well documented that we Canadians pay more for RAM at local Mac dealers.

I'm not sure if the price works out to be cheaper after duty/brokerage fees by ordering from places like RAMJet

Anyone order from this Canadian outfit?

They have "generic" iMac RAM at $131 Cdn. for 512mb.

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    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    I usually buy from my local guys. I spend more, but it averages itself out in the hardware discounts I get, and they've done little services like RAM installs in the inner slot of an LCD iMac for free... there are benefits to using the same local guys for everything.

    BUT, I do check prices online. I've seen price differences of $100 CDN on RAM at times. I've bought from Crucial a couple of times, and or whatever. Just check the shipping, they sometimes want upwards of $25 US to ship it here. Even with that though, it's sometimes worth it.

    When I've bought from both of these guys, I've only ever had to pay GST on the RAM. I've got a FedEx account now, so it just gets put on that. Otherwise FedEx will call you when it hits the border and you'll have to arrange payment of the GST before they'll ship it - credit card works fine.

    Haven't even heard of Canada RAM, I'll have to have a gander...

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    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    They've got quite a wide price range between their Kingston RAM and their Generic RAM.

    For the iBook, the 512MB Kingston is $360, while Generic is only $186. (CDN $)

    $186 is certainly a good price, but it's basically half the price of Kingston. Hmmm.
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    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    Yeah, that's kind of scary. I mean how generic are those chips that make them half the price.

    I'll report back to any additional findings.
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    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
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    Toronto has tons of computer stores, you can buy it anywhere.
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    What Eugene said. My personal preference for ram and harddrives is <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>;
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    BTW, Kingston is a ripoff, I recommend 'generic' as it is after all CL3 PC133/CL2 PC100 (as good as it gets), and backed by a lifetime guarantee. What that extra $180 buys is a feeling of being swindled.

    Seriously, go with cheap.

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