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Why are older processors priced so weird on newegg?

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I probably should have created this in the rant section but...

I was just helping my friend with a build and, looking through Newegg, found some freakin' weird prices on some processors.

For example, C2D E7500 priced at $124.99, which puts it right up against a PhII X4 925 and the i3-550. And if that's not weird enough, the PhII X2s are ALL priced higher than the X3?

Waddup with that? I'm not trying to start a flame war here. Seriously.
 
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Guess they figure if someone really needs it and is too stupid to look elsewhere like eBay or a forum they'll pay it...
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Meh, they probably don't want to sell at an extreme loss.
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Market shift. If someone needs a Pentium D, they'll pay whatever so they don't need a whole new computer.
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Originally Posted by slytown View Post
Market shift. If someone needs a Pentium D, they'll pay whatever so they don't need a whole new computer.
+1. Heck, I remember planning on upgrading my single-core socket 939 build to dual-core only to find Athlon X2's and dual-core Opterons selling for ~$200 on eBay. At the time, going AM2 (mobo+CPU+RAM) would have been cheaper.

Meh, the pricing on the E7500 isn't even that bad. The E8600 costs ~$300. Same with the Q9550 and Q9650. I wonder if people still buy those. The E7500 is a reasonable enough upgrade. The others, you can afford a platform upgrade based on the cost of the CPU alone.
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They're not produced anymore. Demand > supply
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