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Aside – Other World Computing

Posted by Preston on 2009-08-04

There’s a company in the United States called Other World Computing, who mainly deal with selling products for Apple’s Macintosh computers.

For the last 3 years I’ve periodically ordered RAM from them for a variety of Macs that either I’ve owned at the time or I’ve been setting up for others. Even with international shipping, OWC have constantly managed to:

  1. Allow me to buy RAM significantly cheaper than I could get in Australia.
  2. Shipped faster than most Australian companies I’ve dealt with manage to ship.

Case in point: last Friday night, Australian time, I ordered 16GB of RAM from OWC. It arrived in Australia on Monday morning, and the only reason it was delayed arriving until today was because of some new FedEx system I’ve noticed where if they get it into their storehouse before the “Expected Delivery Date”, they don’t ship it out until they absolutely have to. (Hint, FedEx: this is an annoying defect in your otherwise exceptional capabilities.) The same money would have got me at most 8GB of RAM in Australia from an Australian supplier, and would have taken longer to arrive!

I don’t get any kick-back from OWC, I don’t have any referral deal or anything like that, so my recommendation comes purely from the second-to-none service I’ve had from them. If you need to buy products for Apple Macs, you should check them out.

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