[mythtv-users] Hard Disk Prices -- What Happened?

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 19:53:00 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-11-03 at 15:30 -0400, James Hall wrote:
>> Not so much cashing in as a lot of production capacity is down, so
>> there's less of a supply but demand is unaffected, driving the prices
>> up. It's econ 101 really.
> Yes.  That's called "cashing in".  Those $140 hard drives are no more
> expensive to manufacture, stock, distribute and finally sell than they
> were a month ago at $80.  The only thing that has changed is supply has
> been restricted, giving everybody in the supply chain an opportunity to
> increase their prices and make more money at the same cost of goods, and
> handling.
> It may be econ 101 but that doesn't make it any less cashing in on the
> tragedy of a natural disaster.

Perhaps they should just sell out at the normal prices, and have no
hard drives for a while.

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