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We've been getting this question a lot, and I see it crop up on the forums all over the place - so I feel it bears posting this info. As you've likely all seen by now, the Intel price cuts for the 22nd are posted: (Link)

It is, however, very important to understand something: Those prices are NOT MSRP. So, don't be surprised if everyone is charging more than that once the drops take effect.

To understand this, just take a look at Intel's current pricing sheet: (Link)

Note that at the top of the price sheet, it says: 1 Ku Tray Units

What does that mean? It means that yes, you'll pay $266 for a Q6600 if you buy at least 1,000 of them at a time, directly from Intel, and you buy OEM chips, not retail boxed units. The point is, $266 is absolutely not MSRP for a Q6600, for example.

Of course, stores are welcome to, and often do, sell chips below cost as loss leaders, so it's entirely possible pricing will settle near that range. However, understand that pricing above $266 isn't price gouging
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post #2 of 43
Thanks, I always wondered how they came up with those prices, and hopefully this will lessen the confusion
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Indeed, although too many ppl through out the forums are convinced that's what there going to pay on July 22nd, how disspointed they ppl shall be. lol

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Well, at least it's been made apparent now. I'm dreading the price in the UK. It's gone up £100 in the past 2 days! I'm hoping it's just to make the price drop look even better than it ordinarily is. What is the price difference between Retail and OEM?
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Originally Posted by NintendoSensei View Post
Well, at least it's been made apparent now. I'm dreading the price in the UK. It's gone up £100 in the past 2 days! I'm hoping it's just to make the price drop look even better than it ordinarily is. What is the price difference between Retail and OEM?
Really? I can get the Q6600 for £235. The Q6700 is quite a bump though at £350
 
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So what is a reasonable price to expect to pay?

$280? $300?
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post #7 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by numlock2.0 View Post
So what is a reasonable price to expect to pay?

$280? $300?
£230 whatever that is in dollars....
 
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post #8 of 43
Anyone who thought it would be $266 is stupid anyway... maybe in September though...
    
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post #9 of 43
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
£230 whatever that is in dollars....
$450USD

GBP > USD rates FTL
USD > GBP rates FTFREAKINW
    
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post #10 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFatBloke View Post
Anyone who thought it would be $266 is stupid anyway... maybe in September though...
Naah, the only time they are really going to come down is the arrival of Yorkfield.
 
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