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post #21 of 27
There was a major flood in Thailand last fall. The flood was really major, causing price to rise. But once everything gets fixed, it will drop again.
post #22 of 27
Everyone, you are wrong, its the flooding that caused hdd prices to go up.
post #23 of 27
it was a conspiracy so ssds became popular.........and it worked

crucial is behind all of this, i am sure
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Flooding in Thailand caused prices to increase... and George Clooney still looking good, sources say.
    
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post #25 of 27
are you guys absolutely sure about a flood in Thailand?
i've heard that from some people, but i'm not exactly sure if that information is reputable or not.

my theory is a duck invasion.
i love duck...
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Dillmiester View Post

You know I don't think I buy that the flooding has truly affected any of these companies enough to justify raising the prices as they have.
The funny thing is, it only affected about 30% of the world's production capacity? Maybe even a tad less than that? (It really did hammer Western Digital, though.)

Would be scary if disasters simultaneously hit multiple places where they are manufactured. Overnight SSDs would be more economical, until they all got snatched up.
     
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post #27 of 27
Prices were kept too low for too long, and then the floods came, which is a perfect excuse to keep prices high for a long time to recoup from their razor-thin profit margins. This happening is not how economics work...it was planned. In true supply and demand, you don't try to predict the future and gouge prices to prevent supplies from running dry, you let the market react to the loss in supply numbers, so the price would steadily go up little by little over time. The price change was basically overnight...illegal and immoral. Prices started to come down, then they bounced back up. Prices just recently went way up again. A bunch of scam artists.
 
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