Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic
See what that arrow is pointing to? That's called a statistical anomaly. In otherwords, a deal popping up that is not indicative of the normal cost of an item.
And that image is taken from PCPP's price history for the exact Sapphire 7970 that you are referring to.
You need more evidence? Go to this link.
Same for every other country that PCPP compiles prices for. Its simple logic. To think that a deal represents the normal cost of an item is just incredibly stupid.
I never denied what a 7970 ghz, or any 7970 for that matter, cost at any given time. Average market cost is not the same as bottom line cost to the consumer. If they can get it for $300 then guess what, it COSTS $300 to them. Market value and average market price could be $1000, but if they are selling for $300 anywhere, then that is the baseline consumer cost. Cars work this way. Your 2013 Jeep average cost to consumer is $21000, and someone gets one at $18,000, the new baseline cost to consumers is $18,000.
Its the reason amazon and newegg play price tag constantly. Its why autotrader exists.