January 11, 2009
On 12/18/2006, I purchased “CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800” from NewEgg for $263.00 USD; straight out of my NewEgg account history. Last week, I decided to buy 2 more GB for the same motherboard, and because I’m neurotic I have to buy the exact same brand and model. Even though the RAM heatsink colors don’t match the MB slot colors and that almost makes my head explode. I’m now rocking back and forth in my chair.
Going back into NewEgg, I clicked on the product link from my account history to see if the product is still available. It is, and the cost for the exact same product is now 19.99 after rebate. Combine “the endless march of technology” with some RAM price fixing allegations and you have something special. Anyone else have similar stories? To be fair, either about being psychotic or about drastic hardware prices drops on your equipment will do.