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Originally Posted by h4rdcor3 View Post

So trying to make a profit off of their products is price fixing now? Cut production, increase demand, price goes up. Sounds normal to me

If it were just one company this might not be a issue, but an industry wide price hike is always suspicious.
Edited by sherlock - 3/17/13 at 5:41pm
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

the difference being, if one manufacturer does this it's ok, if they all get together and do it, its a cartel.

This. Many are pointing out that the companies are trying to make a profit, as corporations are wont to do -- that part isn't the sketchy bit. Price fixing, as per wikipedia.

Edit: Wanted to include this, a bit of history of price fixing in DRAM.
Edited by decali - 3/17/13 at 4:42pm
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Memory kits have all gone up about $1 every 72 hours on newegg.
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To date, five manufacturers have pleaded guilty to their involvement in an international price-fixing conspiracy including Hynix, Infineon, Micron Technology, Samsung, and Elpida.[1]

icing on the cake, there are only 4 DRAM manufacturers left, Hynix, Samsung, Micron and Elpida. Micron is buying elpida...
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FINALLY some site notice that, I made a threat some weeks ago about that:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1338116/prices-going-up

I was able to grab my 8GB RAM 1600 at 43$
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To be honest, I expected this of the Samsung wonder RAM. That's been a hidden gem amongst other DDR3 memory for a long time now. It came out of absolutely nowhere in the market and folks haven't been able to keep it in stock at all. Glad I bought 8GB for $35; it'll do me fine until DDR4 I think. I'd be very curious if price-fixing was involved though, as that would make at least two products in the last year facing that accusation (the first being monitor panels). Maybe three if they were also involved in the HDD price-fixing.
    
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Wow, payed $36.99 for mine at the time, now it is $59.99 talk about a 42% increase..for no reason.
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I payed $52 for my 2400. Now its $80 on Sale lol.
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Well, at least there hasn't been a disaster that affected every single DRAM production facility two years ago, permanently inflating the DRAM price...
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Originally Posted by A Bad Day View Post

Well, at least there hasn't been a disaster that affected every single DRAM production facility two years ago, permanently inflating the DRAM price...

this is worse, this means they can do it on a whim.
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