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

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Thu Nov 3 21:25:16 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 5:16 PM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> And that's _exactly_ my point.  We are talking about drives which have
> already been manufactured and distributed, magically going up in price
> from $80 to $140.  That's $60 in pure profit from people doing nothing
> more than increasing prices and "cashing in" on the natural disaster.

A retailer needs to make more money on the drives he has now in order
to have the extra cash available to buy the next batch of drives at
higher wholesale prices necessitated by the factory cleanup costs of
the manufacturer.  That's just how the system works.


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