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Unfortunately, shipping to Canada using UPS or DHL is rather expensive especially there brokerage fees.

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A 1gig piece "certified" for an MBP at CanadaRam for $59 Cdn, ($79Cdn for Kingston).

Same piece from your MacRam Direct link is "on Special" at $78.66US regular price $125.66US.

So where's the "good deal"?????????? :confused: :confused:

CanadaRAM is a well-regarded neighbour here in ehMacland. 'Nuff said..

EDIT: prices for both places taken at 0600 today, other than currently in process of buying from them I have no financial connection with CanadaRAM. (replacing 2g "certified" RAM that has lead to endless heartache in the form of random restarts acquired from a US discount firm - random restarts do not occur with the stock Apple RAM in place)
 

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Um, I didn't check out every single RAM offering. But you're a big boy now and can decide if its worth your time and money.

For me, it is. I have a Mac Pro, so let's compare:

CanadaRAM:

4096Mb kit (2x2Gb matched pair) for $433 (their cheapest offering is $399)

MacRamDirect:

Same Ram and 4GB kit (2x2GB matched pair) goes for $329.92[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT]
 

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Take the US price

+ Shipping
estimate US$16-$24 for uninsured USPS Global Express
or estimate US$14 - $18 for UPS Ground or US$45 for DHL air
+ Customs brokerage
estimate CAN$5 for USPS shipment
or estimate $30 - $40 for UPS Ground
+ GST and provincial tax
+ extra 2.5% your charge card will charge as commission for the US exchange

+ You get to pay shipping and clearing again if there are any warranty issues.
 

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Um, I didn't check out every single RAM offering. But you're a big boy now and can decide if its worth your time and money.

For me, it is. I have a Mac Pro, so let's compare:

CanadaRAM:

4096Mb kit (2x2Gb matched pair) for $433 (their cheapest offering is $399)

MacRamDirect:

Same Ram and 4GB kit (2x2GB matched pair) goes for $329.92[
Exchange brings that to 350.84 before shipping, brokerage , etc., etc.. You are a "big boy" ;) - do the math. Savings, if any, will be trivial.
 

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I agree
i just paid UPS Brokerage fee, without customs, of $30 on an article costing $71

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