I'm looking to upgrade the new Mini's memory to 1 gig. Anyone know of a good Mac-friendly place with reasonable prices that can help me with something like this? I only ask because I've been on the Apple Support boards and have read about many reports of memory failure, so I figure if I bought my memory from people who know the mini I'd get better results.
Thanks. This board and all of you who contribute with your posts make it a great resource for people like myself.
I have to chime in on this one, this is NOT a good place to buy much of anything unless you're looking for an old mac part that is hard to find. They overcharge for just about _everything_ they sell, and ram is one of the worst unless they have recently changed their pricing.
I once tried to trade in a printer with them when doing a purchase from them of some other hardware. They told me they would give me $25 for it and that they didn't really want it. They had an identical printer, in worse shape for sale on the floor of their store for $385 + taxes.
They also sold me a lemon computer in this exact same deal, which they refused to take back under their supposed warranty (30 days). The machine had hardware problems and would randomly freeze up to 5-6 times a day. This was with it configured exactly as it left their store. Their tech support told me that they "don't warranty for that type of stuff", only DOA units. I still have this hardware (Genesis Daystar MP600) and after talking to the original manufacturers tech support they told me that it's the motherboard, which would cost $600 USD plus shipping and handling to send them the machine as they have to do the service in Texas (and this machine weighs over 75 lbs). So they got $1000 of my hard earned money and will never seeanother dime from myself or any of my clients, so it's their loss.
They won't get any of my business, or if I can help it anyone else's ever again.
I've had great luck buying hardware from the following sources:
Canada Computers (returns can be a hassle - they want to test everything...)
PC Village (less selection but I find them a bit more friendly)
Gogo computers - everything is cash .. no interact but you do get a receipt
Sunny computers (in pacific mall)
One thing to think about. If you're not very computer savy, you might consider just buying some brand like Apacer from bestbuy, futureshop or staples. Reason being, if your ram gives you trouble after a week or two and you go back, you will get a lot less hassles. If you are an expect, then you can always in detail tell the guys at the smaller stores what you did. Sometimes its better telling them the RAM is for a PC and that you will test it with memtest86 (since a lot of them use that too). This way you will appear cool to them Their buddy... LOL.