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

Jos Hoekstra joshoekstra at gmx.net
Sat Nov 26 08:57:20 UTC 2011

Op 26-11-2011 3:30, Brian J. Murrell schreef:
> On 11-11-03 03:23 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
>> On Thu, 2011-11-03 at 15:18 -0400, George Galt wrote:
>>>   Does anyone have any information on the change?
>> Somebody's cashing in on the tragedy in Thailand.
> Sometimes I hate it when I'm right:
> http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/11/25/224222/hard-drive-prices-up-150-in-less-than-two-months
> "there are concerns of artificial price fixing and suspicion that
> retailers or members of the supply channel are taking advantage of the
> situation."
> Shocking.  Simply shocking I say.
> Seriously though.  It's pretty sad to see people/companies cashing in
> on the devastation those poor Thai people are going through.
> b.
I don't see any tangible proof that somebody's cashing in, the article 
just talks about some gut-feeling.
Off course prices are rising if there's only roughly 50% production of 
HDD-parts left, that's economics, if I sell an article to a costumer and 
I need to restock it for a higher price I'm going to let that be known 
in the price. There's simply (going to be) a shortage and econ101 
dictates that prices rise.

Don't expect low prices anytime before H2-2012, that's when production 
might be up to normal levels and catching up on demand.


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