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Good thing I RMA'd my brothers WD 500GB blue last week. Just hope my 640 black holds out, been having problems with WD lately...
post #102 of 194
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Looks like the Samsung HDD's are jumping up too. £42 up to £69. I don't understand that as I thought it was only WD and Seagate that were affected.
That's supply/demand economics in action. Since there is a shortage they all raise their prices to take advantage. I am thinking a 64GB SSD might be my next purchase now, and just wait for a new spinner until this price gouging goes away.
    
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pretty sad how big business capitalizes on a tragic situation. i'm from thailand and can very well tell you this is truly screwed up.
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Ah that is lame, I need to pick up 1 or 2 hdd pretty soon. Hmm what to do.
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holy moly hd prices have more than doubled here:O i wanted to buy a hdd which had a price of 56 chf last week and now its 128:O
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pretty sad how big business capitalizes on a tragic situation. i'm from thailand and can very well tell you this is truly screwed up.
How is this capitalizing on a tragic situation? They're physically incapable of producing more hard drives. They have to make money somehow..
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post #107 of 194
They're up to $130-$140 on the popular Canadian sites like DirectCanada and NCIX.

They were $80ish about a week ago.

Fortunately I can still pick one up at work for around $90. I put one aside just in case =)
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Good god. 1TB Caviar Black on Amazon for $120.

I was gonna get a HDD next month too.
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dammit all, i wanna get a 4TB (4 X 2TB) RAID10 array but ATM, it looks like im paying $90 or so for 1 green 2TB drive.....and i dont have the cash to do so right not......

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My god, I didn't think it would get this bad so quickly.
For example, the 2Tb Samsung F4 on Ebuyer.com was only £60, then it jumped to £80, then £85. And now I've just checked, and it's at £130.
How can they expect anyone to buy a hard drive when they are doing these stupid things with the prices?

Even a simple 250Gb WD that would have been about £32 before, is now £70+

Are we really looking at such a shortage that price increases of 120% are necessary?
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