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Samsung suspends DRAM shipping to PC OEM's due to record low RAM prices

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RAM prices are ridiculously cheap nowadays. However, OEM's get RAM even cheaper. System builders such as Dell are getting RAM for $28 USD per gigabyte. OEMs are getting RAM for such low prices because RAM demand is extremely low right now, and they are hoping to stockpile a large amount of RAM for when demand is high again. Samsung is the first RAM company to refuse to sell OEM's RAM, in protest of the outrageously low prices the OEM's are demanding. Samsung hopes this boycott will increase demand of RAM, and hence, bring prices back where they want them.

However, this may backfire, as Hynix and Nanya are more than happy to fill in what Samsung doesn't.
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tsk samsung. They if they do this there sales will drop down very low
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Buy your RAMs now!!!!!!!
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Lol, first they lose a bunch on a lawsuit, now they try a stunt like this? I hope ram prices don't go up too much...
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Meh... They just want to get richer... >.>
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post #6 of 11
That's pathetic. First you lose a case on price gouging RAM, now you want to boycott selling RAM to raise the price AGAIN?! Lol.
post #7 of 11
Greedy *******s thats all I have to say.
They were making a 100% profit out of us and now they are crying like little kids because the bully got punished.

But damn I don't have any money, I'll just wait till DDR3 kicks in and see how those prices go.
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I'm going wild on wednesday and buying a crapload of ram just because it's so cheap right now. Screw samsung, they were shafting us before and now they feel what we felt a few months ago. I say good, and I hope oem companies buy as much as they can off samsung
    
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post #9 of 11
im thinking about buying a few HZ 2gb kits... hmmmm....
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I say screw them...

they've been doing it to us for longer than we know...we lost money so should they...

I hope this little stunt backfires and other brands do pick up the slack...

It's better to sell at 28.00 a stick than to sell none at all...

besides that...why they are stock piling ram the technology is moving on...let them keep their ram... we will take newer stuff from other companies and let them keep their old outdated crap...ha ha
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