Author Topic: Is RMAing RAM really practical?  (Read 66 times)

Offline Hajile

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Is RMAing RAM really practical?
« on: February 22, 2021, 01:13:52 PM »
My g.skill memory stick died and i thought i'd try to RMA it since it's supposed to have lifetime warranty. Emailed them, got an RMA number and an address (Taiwan), when i went to check how to ship it to them, it's 1.5k. Ick.
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Re: Is RMAing RAM really practical?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 03:03:19 PM »
since it's Lifetime naman, wait for someone to bring it to TW - which i'm guessing will still take a long time.
Pero if the price of a New one is more than twice or more than the shipment, i guess it's OK, pero depende din I had a few RAMS die on me but i didn't bother since they where becoming obsolete.

is it DDR4 or DDR3?
used DDR3 8g is selling for P1500 out there 

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Re: Is RMAing RAM really practical?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 04:07:32 PM »
It might be a bit cheaper to ship the defective item via EMS.

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Re: Is RMAing RAM really practical?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 05:49:48 PM »
It might be a bit cheaper to ship the defective item via EMS.


PhilPost operates EMS in the Philippines, that 1.5k shipping quote is probably EMS level service to Taiwan
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Re: Is RMAing RAM really practical?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 07:21:20 PM »
1.5k is about what I paid for DHL to do the same thing last year. Arrived in TW the day after shipping it out.
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Re: Is RMAing RAM really practical?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 09:11:42 PM »
1.5k is about what I paid for DHL to do the same thing last year. Arrived in TW the day after shipping it out.

I also used DHL to RMA my Corsair HX620 PSU to HK. Since it was big and heavy, it cost me over 2K. It took about 4-5 days in total from sending back the failed unit to getting the replacement which was a seemingly brand new retail sealed in box HX650 btw. I didn't find any markings that it was re-certified.