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$400 for a 2700k is retarded.
So buy a 2600k.
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non issue.. (= moot)


If you are buying intel, then price does not matter, never has. Most people who seek out Intel are not looking for value, but the name. If you are shopping performance, then this news is doubly moot. (because price isn't a factor when considering only performance).
Edited by formula m - 10/24/11 at 8:54am
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Higher demand does not always equate to higher costs on the customer's side unless we are talking about a very small market with a very finite quantity (check the basic but good supply and demand curve) as there are always external factors that shift both curves and their relation to the entire market.
Exactly.


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since people who wait for buldozer get screwed up so they are now moving to intel, it increasing demand so back to economic law more demand = increasing price. but not really worry me much since i'll wait for intel newer processor that they said will come this year end.
There is no "economic law" of "more demand = increasing price".

There are demand/supply curves but these are only simplified models.

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$400 for a 2700k is retarded.
Your valuation is subjective.

Some people want a $1000 Extreme Edition CPU.
Some people want a $100 budget CPU.

Different people, different needs.
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Looking at the website pointed out in the op article, you will find that it is not the best price for anything. While the prices on the website reflect a gambit of stores, they seem to go from high to higher.

253 IS NOT the cheapest price on the listing, 247 is. While 247 is an increase, we do not know if the 237 was not a sale or special of some kind.

You can get the i7 2600k from amazon.uk for less then 239, if you want.

Further more, looking at http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Intel-...uct/B004FA8NOQ we see that retail price has changed greatly in the last 9 months.

Using one search engine and tracking the lowest possible price and the highest possible price, is not good record keeping.
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Shoot, if I was a retailer I would do the same too.... business is business. And now speaking as a consumer, I expected as much for this to happen. This is how it always happens, when one company drops the ball retailers make sure to take advantage. Who cares about the consumers lol? To them it's all about the money!
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Shoot, if I was a retailer I would do the same too.... business is business. And now speaking as a consumer, I expected as much for this to happen. This is how it always happens, when one company drops the ball retailers make sure to take advantage. Who cares about the consumers lol? To them it's all about the money!
The world is not so 1-dimensional. Raising prices to take advantage can hurt customer loyality and impact long-term sales. Is the short-term gain worth the long-term impact?
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Is intel raising prices? Or is this another case of "AMD dropping prices"... as in it's just the retailers screwing around?
It's just the retailers screwing around.

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$400 for a 2700k is retarded.
No it isn't. But $479 IS!
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...569&CatId=6991

It hasn't hit NewEgg yet, it shouldn't be more than $349.

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Shoot, if I was a retailer I would do the same too.... business is business. And now speaking as a consumer, I expected as much for this to happen. This is how it always happens, when one company drops the ball retailers make sure to take advantage. Who cares about the consumers lol? To them it's all about the money!
Except, that's bad business practice. Most people will shop around.

On NewEgg the prices have remained steady, I noticed NCIX prices increased, so what's the solution?

Buy from NewEgg or Amazon.
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Also how is a 2500k on the "high end" of Intels pricing when they have chips that cost 3-4x more?

See: Pentium

They offer a larger variety of cheaper non-server chips than they do more expensive ones.


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Except, that's bad business practice. Most people will shop around.

On NewEgg the prices have remained steady, I noticed NCIX prices increased, so what's the solution?

Buy from NewEgg or Amazon.
Unless you live somewhere in Europe that would have to pay ludicrous shipping.


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The world is not so 1-dimensional. Raising prices to take advantage can hurt customer loyality and impact long-term sales. Is the short-term gain worth the long-term impact?
It could be. If you are the only game in town, customer loyalty might be low on your list of priorities. Look at what cable, ISP, and cellular companies get away with.
Edited by willis888 - 10/24/11 at 11:53am
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Unless you live in Europe and would have to pay ludicrous shipping.
Has EVERY retailer in Europe raised prices?

Chewy posted something in the UK where the price is still steady.

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Not here it isn't, Actually £161 is a bargain!!

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=43216
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Has EVERY retailer in Europe raised prices?

Chewy posted something in the UK where the price is still steady.

IDK, I don't live there and I'm not motivated to look into it. However, it is not hard to imagine a scenario where a local retailer can raise prices and still look like the best option for local customers (whether they actually are the best option is a different story). Best Buy has been in that business for a while now, and they seems to be doing alright.
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