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post #11 of 21
I just got a 1tb WD caviar black from best buy for $119. Amazon and newegg had the same drive for $159-$189 woah. So I guess I got a good deal?

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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by ajresendez View Post
I just got a 1tb WD caviar black from best buy for $119. Amazon and newegg had the same drive for $159-$189 woah. So I guess I got a good deal?
If prices go up much more, you'll definitely feel that way.
     
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post #13 of 21
Basically all of Thailand is severely flooded. I hope the people of Thailand are doing okay. A bunch of homes and building are waist high deep in water. The water levels are continuing to rise too.

Since a lot of technology companies have factories in Thailand, prices will be affected adversely unfortunately.
post #14 of 21
I believe Newegg has had one of the steepest raises in prices when it comes to HDDs. It'll take a little while longer for brick and mortar retailers to do the same.
post #15 of 21
I can see a big increase in SSD sales
post #16 of 21
Gah.

I bought my 1TB WD Black for $80 last year round this time and now it's like $200?

I didn't think the floods would be THIS influential on pricing unless it's only Newegg gouging as they also are charging shipping on many HDDs that would normally ship for free.

Isn't it bad enough they're gouging us for +$100 for a hard drive?
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post #17 of 21
This seems like a good time to sell the 2 unused 1TB drives I have
post #18 of 21
i managed to nap one of the 7k1000.d for 69 before the hike, but i won't have it for awhile by the looks of it now.
post #19 of 21
I'm done to 40gb, I knew I should of bought a drive sooner....
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post #20 of 21
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Gah.

I bought my 1TB WD Black for $80 last year round this time and now it's like $200?

I didn't think the floods would be THIS influential on pricing unless it's only Newegg gouging as they also are charging shipping on many HDDs that would normally ship for free.

Isn't it bad enough they're gouging us for +$100 for a hard drive?
Well you can blame seagate and samsung for increases prices since their factories didn't take a huge hit. WD is down and out almost.

But you can't also blame newegg and online stores. The distributors they buy from are charging them higher prices, which means newegg has to sell it at a higher price now to make the same profit they did earlier.

And the ditributors are charging lots because they have NO or limited supply coming in from WD. So they have only so many HD's and with limited supply = higher prices.

Reminds me of Apple products eg. IPHONE, IPAD. They are much more expensive than other options, but since there is only a limited supply that they can make and lots of demand. They can increase the price and people will still by it.
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