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

Jos Hoekstra joshoekstra at gmx.net
Sun Nov 27 19:50:53 UTC 2011

Op 27-11-2011 16:09, jedi schreef:
> 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.

Big OEM's have fixed contracts which still need to be fulfilled, that's 
where your inelasticity is, de consumermarket isn't near as big to make 
that difference.
Ready built PC's are starting to rise in price as well, even if it's not 
as much and only 20-40 euro on my continent.
>> 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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