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Crucial Technology Computer Memory Products
Last updated: 3/8/03

As I sell Crucial Memory Products, this article is both a review and a plug.  My company, Dux Computer Works, has been in the business of building, upgrading, fixing, and networking computers, and selling them and computer components since 1987.  Anyone who has done this can tell you that some of the biggest headaches in the retail computer business are memory-related.  Prices fluctuate, there are often shortages, and some memory is just plain bad or breaks a few months after it is installed.  It can be difficult to find the correct memory for a particular computer or motherboard and installed memory from no-name and even some brand name manufactures can be time consuming to identify.  Shipping costs can be significant especially if one has to order it separately from another vendor because the vendor you ordered all of the other stuff from to complete a job was out-of-stock.  Defective memory can be difficult to troubleshoot and returning it can be expensive and time consuming.  All of these problems disappeared when we started using Crucial memory.

Here are the advantages:

Crucial is a division of Micron, the largest DRAM manufacturer in America and one of the top three in the world.  You are purchasing top drawer, name-brand memory when you buy from Crucial.  Buying direct saves you money. 

There are no middle men handling the memory.  I have often suspected that many of memory problems we have experienced in our shop were caused by improper handing and packaging by vendors.  In particular, I do not think proper anti-static procedures were always employed.

A hard to beat 30-day return policy and limited lifetime warranty.  They have a toll-free (in the U.S.A. and Canada) customer service (RMA) line or contact them via E-mail.  If the product is found to defective and it's Crucial's fault, they will pay for the shipping to send it back them.

Wide selection of products.  Crucial has over 94,000 upgrades for more than 15,000 different computers, notebooks, servers, and electronic devices.  Crucial guarantees that the memory you buy will be 100% compatible with your system or your money back.  The Memory Selector, above, makes it easy to find what you need.

Competitive pricing.  They aren't the cheapest, but the quality is high.  If you want to know more about the kinds of problems that can occur from using cheap memory, check our Forums for an ear full.

Fast order processing. Depending on availability, orders processed by 12:00 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday, will be shipped out same day!

Free Federal Express Second Day Air shipping on any order of $40 or more  shipped to an address within the contiguous US (US territories, Hawaii, and Alaska are not included).

Larry

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