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Ram Price, wtf :S

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tigger, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    Has anyone else noticed, in the UK at least, the price of ram has shot up quite a lot.

    Is it the same everywhere or are we Limeys getting ram tax now:wtf:
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, prices are going up here too.
  3. DarkOCean

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    prices have doubled and even tripled from last year here too.
  4. NdMk2o1o

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    HDD's are going down though ;) :laugh:
  5. EarthDog

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    Def... been doing it since last year... prices have been going up, yep!
  6. shovenose

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    Time to stockpile :D
  7. adulaamin

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    Same here. Prices are 50% more than what they cost around jan/feb. Good thing I bought my 16gb when they were really cheap. :)
  8. RCoon

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    DDR3 warehouses are overloaded, the manufacturers of the RAM chips have been stockpiling for too long. They claim that RAM sales have dramatically fallen, and they are losing money because nobody is buying RAM and they have too much stuck in their warehouse. They said they have to raise RAM prices for DDR3 because nobody is buying it.
    A load of BS if you ask me. Cheapest I've seen 8GB in the UK was £35 and that was a 1 off sale on OCUK for some generic avexir 1600mhz RAM at the start of the year.
  9. PopcornMachine

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    I got 8GB ram for $25 a year ago.

    Now probably $75 for same set.
  10. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    In the UK the prices seem to have doubled at least.
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    i bought my ripjaws for £56 about a month ago

    now theyre about £70 i think
  12. LAN_deRf_HA

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    No. Prices are up because of a surge in demand. Mostly from China. Notice the Samsung chips are nearly impossible to get a hold of? There is no stockpile, they're flying off the shelves faster than they can make them. The Samsung kit I just got I had to wait months for and they only got 3 in stock.
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    Guaranteed price fixing.They've done it before and are doing it again. They get caught, pay fine, then start over.
    RCoon says thanks.
  14. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

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    $148 now

    [​IMG]

    Its because of everyone going SSD
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    I have been recommending people on here buy 16 GB of RAM for years. The amount of grief I've got for that recommendation, not only for future-poof, but because I realised RAM prices were at it's rock bottom and would eventually rise. Now I'm sitting happy with my 16GB sticks I bought for £70 two years ago :)
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    My friend sold me some xms3 16gb for $50. Tempting to flip it.
  18. DarkOCean

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    And still making more profit than being fair.
    Hdd's prices have also gone up (here at least) by 30-40% than at the beginning of the year. I've been waiting for ages for a sub $100 2tb hdd. :(
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013
  19. drdeathx

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    Supply and demand
  20. Frag Maniac

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    Nope, we're fine, only tiggers get rammed. Must be their alluring tails. LOL

    Actually like erock said, we're feeling the bite too.
  21. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    Tiggers....there's only one tigger.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    You should know if it's taxes.

    They have gone up, which is unfortunate because I want more. :(
  23. lilhasselhoffer

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    The pendulum is swinging the other way, so prices are going up.


    About a year ago DDR3 manufacturers thought there was going to be a huge boom in consumption. The Ipads, smart phones, and computers were being consumed at a great rate, and therefore memory was getting consumed. Microsoft and Intel both pushed for the production of vast amounts of RAM in order to support the Surface and Ultrabook product lines.

    Then the bottom fell out of the market.

    These companies compensated by slashing memory production, and sitting on their stock piles until they were sold out. It was announced a year ago that this was happening, and this website even had a news story on it.

    Flash forward to today. Production is still nearly non-existant. The stock piles are all that is left, so the prices are going up. In a few months the cost per unit will be ideal, and the manufacturers will begin full-scale production again. The introduction of the new generation of consoles will offset the crappy launch of Windows 8, so production will spike and flood the market again. Flooded market drives price down, lower price will lead to the cycle repeating.

    Welcome to the show.
  24. torgoth

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    yes I noticed that too, had a config in an excel, and suddenly prices didn't match
  25. EarthDog

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    And below is the abbreviated version. :D

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