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I bought 8GB Ripjaws X 1600 CL9 for $29.99 from Newegg back in 2011 and now the exact model is $62.99? Damn...
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Yeah I noticed how in recent times the ram prices have risen quite rapidly, btw why doesn't anybody blame corsair, their ram prices are atrocious tongue.gif , though for the money you do get the bling.
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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.

They have all raised their prices, meaning if you need RAM you have to buy. Competition is now around who has raised their prices the least. In time differences will be marginal and competition nominal only.

As has been said they've more than doubled their pricing and the increase in price will offset their lost sales.
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They have all raised their prices, meaning if you need RAM you have to buy. Competition is now around who has raised their prices the least. In time differences will be marginal and competition nominal only.

As has been said they've more than doubled their pricing and the increase in price will offset their lost sales.

why am i reminded of hard drives??
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thank goodness for 16GB of Samsung "miracle" RAM thumb.gif
     
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Price manipulation is the only way they can pull a profit from such a commoditized good.

When prices are at rock bottom due to natural competition, all of the DRAM companies are generally losing hundreds of millions of dollars, and even closing down (Hynix).

It's a predictable cycle.
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post #47 of 115
Sounds like the days of the OPEC cartel....we all know how long that lasted...before they all started accusing each other of cheating on the cartel. biggrin.gif Time to hold out on the RAM purchases guys or hope the "price" is enough that a new competitor might feel inclined to take some of the pie (by offering slightly lowering pricing than the cartel). Market forces can work even when they're abused....it just takes a lot more patience and will power.

Of course now I wonder if getting RAM used wouldn't be a bad idea...go OCN market place.
     
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Originally Posted by mechtech View Post

Price manipulation is the only way they can pull a profit from such a commoditized good.

When prices are at rock bottom due to natural competition, all of the DRAM companies are generally losing hundreds of millions of dollars, and even closing down (Hynix).

It's a predictable cycle.

Competition is sin?
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Competition is sin?

no competition though, they all raised their prices, the only thing there competing for is "who can go the highest"
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Glad I'm not the only person noticing this.
I build gaming computers for people on the side & this is really starting to kill me.
    
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