Originally Posted by chucker
Considering I paid €44 for my 2*4 GB RAM kit, even $100 would be quite a bit.
Of course it would be! I wouldn't hope for Apple to have reasonable
RAM prices, just less crazy ones
$100 for the upgrade is nice because Apple gives students a $100 discount on the 13" MacBook Pro, so students could get a MBP for $1199 with a "free" RAM upgrade (which is sorta what I did with my mini). A lot of people (i.e., me) might not like the idea of immediately performing surgery on their brand-new MacBook themselves and would be willing to pay a little bit extra for Apple to ship it right. They just wouldn't pay what Apple currently charges, because that shit is bananas.