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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by prescient, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. prescient

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    Ok, I am trying to understand why you are puzzled? I can understand why you are puzzled on the Q9650 but check prices of ddr2 also ;). A good 1066 2x2GB kit retails near $75-80. Oh and no that is not the same card.
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    Supply and demand. Older parts aren't necessarily cheaper. In fact, they typically get more expensive because the production is greatly reduced or eliminated.
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    also e-tailers and retailers don't always pay attention to the current pricing of all of their inventory. So likely you're looking at a price that was last updated last year or earlier.
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    yes not the same card i mean same brand , but why people would buy old stuff for same price
    anyway even if they are low on stock? is it like wine ? so if i have a 15 yo voodoo video card
    i can sell it for 10000$
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    It's known as supply and demand. They no longer make older products so there is a low supply. There's people with older hardware that sometimes need these products and there is your demand. It is not a puzzle, It's the most simple and basic premise of economics.
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    same thing happened with DDR-1 when companies started focusing on producing DDR-2

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