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Posted 05 July 2019 - 01:19 PM

Why is the price of DDR4 quad channel memory kits still so expensive in New Zealand?

 

I recently brought an RGB DDR4 Quad channel memory kit (4x16GB) @ 3200 Mhz, the New Zealand price from a reputable seller was $850 inclusive.

 

Yet from NewEgg the cost is 603.75 inclusive

 

Ram prices are on the way down, why are New Zealand stores charging such a premium? I respect their right to remain profitable after all that is how they stay in business ; however they have to realize consumers vote with their wallets and if they see prices like this then New Zealand companies are going to miss out big time.

 

Time to rethink your margins?


Edited by Vaultboy, 05 July 2019 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 10:08 AM

That particular product on NewEgg currently has 28% off. It is normally over $844.10 including GST, plus about $30 shipping. That puts it about in line with the only price in NZ for the same product.

 

But the reason that quad-channel kits would be more expensive here is that stores don't sell anywhere near as many as with the normal dual-channel kits.


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Posted 07 July 2019 - 11:38 AM

Don't forget it's all about volume as well.
We don't have the population like other country's. Our PC building community is rather small compared to other nations.. so stores only get in small amounts of items at a time which means they have less buying power which equals higher prices for us at the end of the day.

It doesn't help that we are far away from other country's so more shipping cost and we have a lower duty limit compared to Australia which is $1000AUD.


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 11:53 PM

I was lucky enough to buy some 2nd hand 2x16gb rgb for $300 incl receipt and i see it was purchased for $550 in dec2018, i cant believe anyone would pay so much for ram, meanwhile prices for 2x8gb have gone back to what i paid in late 2015.

That retail price for ram would be the most expensive component in my system

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:46 PM

I recently tried to look for cl14 3200 mhz ddr4 for a ryzen build... Only ones available were over $500!

 

Might order all the bits from the US :/


Edited by hodgeman, 16 July 2019 - 12:47 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:24 PM

Almost exactly two years ago I paid $190 for 2x8 GB 2666 CL15. More than the cheap mobo, but less than the CPU (i5 7400). I don't recall if that was on special or not, but probably not because it was a rush replacement for a failed mobo...

 

How much difference does that last bit of clock speed / timings really do for performance? In other words, is it worth paying the extra for CL14 as opposed to CL15 or CL16?


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 12:15 PM

https://www.reddit.c..._performance/  Wasn't the one I was looking for.  This one is showing CL14 and CL12!



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 07:41 PM

Interesting, but hardly a useful comparison for real-world gaming. That's around a 10% improvement, mostly at low resolutions and lowest quality – e.g. three at 1024x768 and even one at 800x600. And plenty of high framerates, and a misleading graph...

 

So I decided to go looking, and TechPowerUp has a nice review: https://www.techpowe...ling-benchmark/

Summary: 2400 CL16 to 3200 CL14 gets +3% in applications and +5% in games at 1080p (paired with a 2080 Ti). In other words, it isn't worth spending much on faster RAM.


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