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Originally Posted by sintricate View Post

I don't get it. No one was complaining when RAM was dirt cheap. Hell, I wasn't even whining about it when the RAM I paid $120 for was selling for 1/2 the price or even less. Some of you sound like companies should be selling products at or below cost.

Point is, you can still get a decent amount of RAM for a pretty low price. Go check the prices of DDR2 if you want something to complain about.
Some people are as greedy as the companies they themselves accuse of the very same.

If the market is so saturated that the only way to get your product sold is to sell at a loss cutting production is inevitable.
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post #32 of 115
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As expected, the prices went up rather significantly

Just in time for Haswell.... -_-
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I hope we dont need 16GB any time soon.
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post #34 of 115
Was just looking at ram for a friends build and noticed the prices were way higher than I remembered them rolleyes.gif.
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mmm, now I know why the ram I need has gone from $48 - $69 in the past few weeks.
Might have to get it before things get worse.
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post #36 of 115
It is ridiculous how much it increased. I bought a 32gb kit over the holidays for $109 and the same kit today is $219. Check the price history for almost any company on pcpartpicker and nearly all of them continuously go up after the holidays.

Then:



Now:



History:


Edited by CapnCrunch10 - 3/17/13 at 7:57pm
post #37 of 115
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

Guys.... read the snippet that the OP posted. They've sold at or below cost for a long time. Do you understand what that means? There was too much DRAM in the market, so they're cutting back on production so that the DRAM they do sell will make them a profit.

Yes, I said that. Profit. It's not evil. It's why corporations exist. This is not price fixing. This is called smart economics. If it costs you $40 to make a given item, you won't make a TON of them and sell at $35. That'll put you out of business. No, you cut back on what you make and allow the price to rise as people are willing to pay more. This is Economics 101, first week.
No. It's price fixing.

The biggest DRAM companies all decide to over produce their product and charge less at the same time, for the same amount of time, and it's not suspicious? Then, they astonishingly manage to do the exact opposite at the same time yet again, coincidentally of coarse?
Are there any competitors left on the market after their unexplained, synchronized mass production and non-for profit year? No one left who's willing to undercut the now ridiculous prices?
I wonder why not.

This stinks of price fixing.
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This is called the free market, where the corporations are free to do as they wish and the consumer is the product.

This is cartel forming, whether direct or indirect and these companies keep doing it. They just won't stop because governments don't fine them their entire years profit to teach them a lesson but keep slapping them on the wrists with feathers.
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But wouldn't demand go down if the prices remain so high? Thereby causing an oversupply again?

The market will sort itself out, the only way it won't is if people keep buying it.
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But wouldn't demand go down if the prices remain so high? Thereby causing an oversupply again?

The market will sort itself out, the only way it won't is if people keep buying it.

However, with the increased profits from the higher prices and reduced expenses of cutting back production, the reduced demands wouldn't be much of an issue.
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