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Dangit. Was looking into getting a nice 16GB kit for myself.
   
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my corsair low-profile rams went up 60% at the store where i bought them a few months ago

ram manufacturers are copying seagate and western digital's price fixing
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

my corsair low-profile rams went up 60% at the store where i bought them a few months ago

ram manufacturers are copying seagate and western digital's price fixing

It's not price fixing... DRAM is a commodity... there are market fluctuation.... they have cut back on standard RAM for more lucrative ECC and LP RAM.... and they have been selling DRAM at near cost for years...
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I got my 16 gig 1866 kit last year for $80 on an impulse. That same kit is now $130. I'm really glad I picked that up when I did. >.>
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

It's not price fixing... DRAM is a commodity... there are market fluctuation.... they have cut back on standard RAM for more lucrative ECC and LP RAM.... and they have been selling DRAM at near cost for years...
Yeah ... sure. Will they do so? Never tongue.gif
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post #46 of 47
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Yea at first I thought ASUS stockpiling was a sign that this is a price fix. But really it just means they'll be the people to buy from when Haswell hits.

So clearly this is very likely a temporary thing. Just gotta be smart shoppers and wait for the tides to roll back the other way. Such is the way of the custom PC market.

For example, DDR2 is now cheaper than it was back when DDR3 was bangin.

(not relevant I know, but there's still a market for it)
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Originally Posted by BBEG View Post

Heh, got my first 8GB of the same for $45 shipped early-mid last year. Got my second for... $90 shipped a week ago. Not terrible, but holy crap did price explode. I'm guessing it was one of those neat OEM products that a few people had tons of and once the internet rumor mill started turning and demand shot up, supply just vanished.

Has other "normal" RAM from Kingston and the like seen these increases too?

I love this ram, Samsung - low profile, clocks well with good timings, that's why I call it wonder ram, and not forgetting the variables in voltage thumb.gif
Edited by ladcrooks - 5/21/13 at 10:58pm
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