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

Calvin Dodge caldodge at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 22:07:31 UTC 2011

Yes, it's illegal where idiots decide that their desires trump laws of
economics. So instead of having the desired items being available at higher
price (encouraging users to conserve, while encouraging producers to
produce), the first people to get in line get those items, and everyone
else does without.  That's SO much fairer than letting people decide if the
increased cost is worth it.

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 4:25 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:

> 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.
> Eric
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