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post #21 of 31
Guys... guys... this isn't about whether the prices are justified or not, it is about whether or not the said companies collaborated to fix the prices.
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post #22 of 31
thats dumb, they can charge however much they want. they dont have to make it reasonably priced according to cost.
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post #23 of 31
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thats dumb, they can charge however much they want. they dont have to make it reasonably priced according to cost.
You're missing the point: it isn't about the price, it's about whether or not two separate companies agreed to inflate the prices together.
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post #24 of 31
basically they are saying that the two companies agreed that their top of the line card never dips below 500 msrp

this is illegal because it destroys the idea of competition, neither side will ever lower their price because they know the other side won't lower it either.

if one side lowered it the other side would have to follow suit and bring theirs down to compete with it

it was really smart of them to do that because gpu lifecycles are relatively short so with normal competition the top of the line models would be like 200 right before the next gen comes out

think about it this way, remember how ps2, xbox, and gc all used to be like 300-500, now they are all 100 because its the end of their life cycle... its the same with graphics cards except instead of a 5 year lifespan its only a 2 year lifespan

they had to collaborate to fix the prices in order to maximize their profit in the short 2 year lifespan
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post #26 of 31
who cares if they raise the price of pc parts taht happens with new technology
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post #27 of 31
This is called a cartel..

They release something and keep jacking up prices. Awhile back cards werent this expensive. This shouldnt increase prices, prices should go down with a nm change.
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post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by Cheetos316 View Post
Hey..... all of the OJ at the different grocery stores around here are selling OJ at $3 for a half-gallon..... Think I'm going to write the DoJ.... Must correct the injustice in our beloved country.
Just as it seems I suppose..
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by thachamp05 View Post
basically they are saying that the two companies agreed that their top of the line card never dips below 500 msrp

this is illegal because it destroys the idea of competition, neither side will ever lower their price because they know the other side won't lower it either.

if one side lowered it the other side would have to follow suit and bring theirs down to compete with it

it was really smart of them to do that because gpu lifecycles are relatively short so with normal competition the top of the line models would be like 200 right before the next gen comes out

think about it this way, remember how ps2, xbox, and gc all used to be like 300-500, now they are all 100 because its the end of their life cycle... its the same with graphics cards except instead of a 5 year lifespan its only a 2 year lifespan

they had to collaborate to fix the prices in order to maximize their profit in the short 2 year lifespan
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Originally Posted by Jori View Post
This is called a cartel..

They release something and keep jacking up prices. Awhile back cards werent this expensive. This shouldnt increase prices, prices should go down with a nm change.
Now the scandals made by manufactor cartel will be on the headlines, and not the drug cartel

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Originally Posted by korndog2003 View Post
who cares if they raise the price of pc parts taht happens with new technology
Did you read the whole thread korn?
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post #30 of 31
Well first of all, its writen by TheInq... and second, if it were true. Maybe we can finally see much cheaper G80s.
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