[mythtv-users] Hard Disk Prices -- What Happened?
jedi at mishnet.org
Sun Nov 27 15:09:36 UTC 2011
On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 09:57:20AM +0100, Jos Hoekstra wrote:
> 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
Prices should only rise that high and that fast if demand is seriously
inelastic and I don't think that's the case. Intuitively percieving this
is what I think is making some people suspicious.
> 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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