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

Calvin Dodge caldodge at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 19:56:50 UTC 2011

It's supply and demand. Rising prices are signals, which tell buyers "maybe
you don't want as many", and tell sellers "hey, it will be profitable for
you to make more of these".

Terms like "cashing in" or "gouging" are simply expressions of one's
displeasure with reality.

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:42 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.
> b.
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