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I believe a "dam nature u scary" comment is appropriate : /
Curse those floods, wish they had never happened.
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I just hope the prices go down as well. £215 for 2TB WD black is crazy.
    
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It's not about their current stock... it's about future orders.

Online sites try to keep lighter inventory to reduce warehouse and capital costs. Therefore, they often make orders for additional stock.
So they say.

Of course when their prices start to drop their customers will still get current prices.


Cause they obviously can't lose money on stock. Of course they tend to have enough stock to last a long time in that situation.
    
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It's not about their current stock... it's about future orders.

Online sites try to keep lighter inventory to reduce warehouse and capital costs. Therefore, they often make orders for additional stock.
^ This

My company does the same. We try to keep that magical 'Just enough' inventory of all parts. Not only for the warehouse and capital costs but something newer, faster, cheaper, etc. is always coming out. Why stock up on imminent obsolescence?

I'm in charge of purchasing as well, so needless to say, this last few weeks has SUCKED seriously. Hurtin' my numbas!
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So they say.

Of course when their prices start to drop their customers will still get current prices.


Cause they obviously can't lose money on stock. Of course they tend to have enough stock to last a long time in that situation.

We'll see. We maintained our pre-flood resale price on HDDs post-flood even though we were aware that they were "worth" more afterwards. Then again....we're Nice.
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Before the flood I was expecting $150 4TB greens by March.

I am sad.
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So they say.

Of course when their prices start to drop their customers will still get current prices.


Cause they obviously can't lose money on stock. Of course they tend to have enough stock to last a long time in that situation.
They will sell for the highest price they can sell at. As a business, why wouldn't you? Thats a very simplified way to put it, but is essentially how a capitalist economy works. Greed drives our economy, and does it very well, for the most part.

If you bought a bar of gold last week and then this week it was triple what it was worth last week, would you sell it for 1/3 of its current going price at the price it was at last week?
    
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