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Pricing... what gives?

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August 1, 2011 12:25:31 AM

I'm new here, and as such before asking I read relevant portions of the Memory FAQ. However, I still figured I'd ask just to get some other opinions. These two pieces of memory appear to me to be (aside from the brand names) nearly identical, yet the pricing differential would suggest otherwise. So... what gives? Am I missing something, or is this what I can expect while memory shopping?

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August 1, 2011 2:51:47 AM

You are correct, they are virtually identical.

The same kit goes for $67.99 at newegg.com, so I am guessing this is partially because of tigerdirect. Also the first set is $44.99 with a $20.00 rebate. So the difference between $67.99 and $44.99 doesn't seem as drastic. But honestly I agree with you, $24.99 vs $99.99... something seems off.

Still even $67.99 seems a little steep for 4GB, DDR3, CAS8, 1600MHz. Oddly enough Kingston has a kit on newegg with the same specs for $82.99, so go figure.

These things happen a lot, some companies charge a lot more for the same product. Sometimes it is because they are higher quality, and other times (like this one for instance) it doesn't make sense to me.

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August 1, 2011 9:12:03 PM

OK, good information for a newbie. Thanks guys or girls :) 
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