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

Josh Norell josh at kci.net
Thu Nov 3 19:53:24 UTC 2011

On 11/03/2011 01:42 PM, Brian J. Murrell 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.
> b.
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So your preferred alternative would be to hold prices down, and have 
even deeper shortages?

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