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I'm glad I got 16GB of 1600MHz RAM a while ago..

But I'm not seeing this affect Scan's website prices much. I typically saw 4GB sticks for £20 to £25, still roughly the same.

8GB was ~ £40, now about £50. If they were selling it at or below costs, then I don't see the problem with them actually trying to make a small profit from it now.
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I'm glad I got 16GB of 1600MHz RAM a while ago..

But I'm not seeing this affect Scan's website prices much. I typically saw 4GB sticks for £20 to £25, still roughly the same.

8GB was ~ £40, now about £50. If they were selling it at or below costs, then I don't see the problem with them actually trying to make a small profit from it now.

Oh we were. You can check the financials of any of the pure memory players and they are in the red. Micron results come out tomorrow.
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Oh we were. You can check the financials of any of the pure memory players and they are in the red. Micron results come out tomorrow.

Well then I really have no problem with the increase in price of memory.

I'd rather have slightly more expensive RAM than no RAM at all.
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I hope we dont need 16GB any time soon.

That's why I got 16GB while it was cheap.

It happens a lot, wait for it to go under ~$30, buy as much as you can, then either get budget sticks if you need to get the next DDR and wait or just stick with your older sticks, worked great for me with DDR2 (4x2GB G.Skill F2 DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-10-1T) and now with DDR3 (I got a cheap 1333Mhz Mushkin 4GB kit for when I went to DDR3, then got my 1866Mhz G.Skills when they were cheap, if I'd bought a little later I'd have had Samsung wonderram)
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HDD have never really recovered.

It has in Australia at least, I can get a 3TB drive for what I'd have paid for a 2TB drive pre-floods.
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As an Australian I can confirm that these price hikes are not happening just in the USA.
The ram I paid $48 for 2 months ago is now $69

Can still get decent 16GB kits for ~$149. (G.Skill Ares 1866Mhz at PCCG)
    
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I noticed a steep price increase, seemingly out of the blue, just the other day.
    
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