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...but do we know what competitive prices are?

The low low prices that we had experience a few years ago were not healthy prices.... companies were selling at cost (or under).

My thoughts exactly.
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Exactly, we don't know, that's why it's just an assumption

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Then... what basis do you have for your argument other than gut feeling?
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post #32 of 74
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My thoughts exactly.
... wth.gif

Then... what basis do you have for your argument other than gut feeling?

Aren't assumptions gut feelings anyways?
post #33 of 74
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Exactly, we don't know, that's why it's just an assumption

Actually, we do have some hints.... we saw certain prices and we then saw companies being consolidated or being bought out....
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Aren't assumptions gut feelings anyways?
No, assumptions can be framed around a context.

You can do back-of-the-envelope guesstimates based on assumptions.
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When you price fix, you can easily say a statement like that, like when they had the "flooding" (more like NSA buying so many) shortages influences the prices of HDD.

Even though I support and buy Samsung products all the time they and others have been caught price fixing.
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I had 8GB of ram.

To this day I still think it's plenty. I don't do whatever programs that consumes all the ram, and I don't play the latest games, but heres the problem




What if one of your 4GB ram sticks decide to fail :'(
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I had 8GB of ram.

To this day I still think it's plenty. I don't do whatever programs that consumes all the ram, and I don't play the latest games, but heres the problem




What if one of your 4GB ram sticks decide to fail :'(
Buy used? Should last you until 2017.
If your sig rig is your current rig, I don't see it being nearly as demanding especially if you aren't playing the latest games, but even then I agree, we should be perfectly fine with 8GB. My concern is having lower clocked RAM, not necessarily the amount of RAM, but that's my fault for cheaping out on RAM 2 years ago when I didn't care for a decent gaming rig.
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post #37 of 74
hate to sound like a broken record
glad I jumped on 4X4GB in 2012 when prices were just a bit higher than the all-time low.

Samsung hurry up with those 20nm DDR3....make couple billion sticks so the prices can dip lower than what it was at the end of 2011
     
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All memory makers tried to constrain supply of products in order to keep prices at high levels.

I would say this statement is an example of poor journalism, the author trying to pass off his suspicions as fact. I would say there is a certain lack of professionalism in this article.

And a prime example of the OP cherry picking quotes.
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I would say this statement is an example of poor journalism, the author trying to pass off his suspicions as fact. I would say there is a certain lack of professionalism in this article.

And a prime example of the OP cherry picking quotes.


Not just that.... there's actually nothing inherently wrong to reduce production if those costs are outweighing benefits.

What would be wrong is if the oligopoly all made an agreement to cut production together to solely drive up profits (collusion).
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Not just that.... there's actually nothing inherently wrong to reduce production if those costs are outweighing benefits.
What would be wrong is if the oligopoly all made an agreement to cut production together to solely drive up profits (collusion).
Who gets to decide how much benefit there should be? How explicit does this "agreement" have to be?
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And a prime example of the OP cherry picking quotes.

That was the gist of the article. Am I to misrepresent the writer and cherry pick for what you deem is fair?
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