Only doubled? There are some hard drives that have tripled, or quadrupled in price. The spinpoint f3 used to be Â£45. It's now Â£125. The cheapest hard drive I can find on eBuyer right now is a 120GB 3.5" IDE Hard Drive for Â£50. http://www.ebuyer.com/270278-maxtor-...pm-oem-4r120l0
It doesn't just stop people from buying new hard drives... it stops people from formatting the drive and selling it on...if a shop or I were sell it for Â£40, for example, there is no chance of buying another one for less.
The worst thing about it is that shops are offering Â£5 or something on trivial items. How's that going to offset a Â£50-75 increase in the price of a hard drive that I really want to buy???!?!?
It's frustrating, but what can you do? I guess it just highlights how vunerable we all are to price increases,especially in technology, whether due to Mother Nature or whoever. It also serves a lesson in shopping around for the best price and doing your homework on these issues. The people that bought those 2TB drives, bought at the right time.Edited by jammy4041 - 11/8/11 at 12:35pm