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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Memory-RAM-not senior moment type

As a certified senior citizen now I find memory more crucial. As a computer professional it has always been crucial. The deluding advertising of "Vista Ready" computers having 512 Mb of RAM is just that delusion. The lure of a low price will provide you with extraordinary frustration. It appears that Vista only sees 3 gb of RAM. The closer you can get to that the better. Now the money saving part, I carefully (obsessively) researched the price of a 2gb RAM module for my new laptop. Kingston, which I love, was $169.00. Shopping that the lowest price I found was for generic memory for $89.00. However the firm was in my state so sales tax ran that up to $95.34. I checked the company's rating on http://www.resellerratings.com/ at it was 7.42 out of 10. Another firm had a 8.95 lifetime rating, with brand name memory for $115.00. I then found a coupon on http://www.retailmenot.com/ for 15% off. So now I am down to $97.75 with a better rated company, brand name memory and free shipping. But...that's not all. After I placed my order at memorysuppliers.com their confirmation email offered me a $15.00 credit if I would post their name on my web site for 90 days, which I agreed to do. So my original price of $169.00 now cost me out of pocket $82.75, YES, less than half of what I expected. As my son says, "you have to be retired to spend that much time finding a good price." I am, and I love sharing the info. If it saves you a few bucks, great, buy a book, donate money to a charity or just go out for a bite. More to come and I do not have any financial interest in any of the web sites mentioned.

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