there are several reasons , there was an economic crisis last year (at highest level ) rams sold under production cost , some manufacturers went bankrupt and closed (their stock dumped to market at loss last year but there are less manufacturers at market now) , manufacturers swicthed to more profitable areas like flash .
And there is an usual circle happens every ram switch : sd--->ddr , ddr-->ddr2 at every switch new ram type starts with higher prices than prices go equal later old ram gets expensive than new one .Probably ddr2 will get more expensive while ddr3 getting cheaper
Originally Posted by timta2
I did take an economics class. There was a brief section about price fixing and collusion.