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Ram Price, wtf :S

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

  1. Chevalr1c

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    It went up to 25% in Sweden, right? At least it was 25% when I ordered a keyboard at Qpad.
     
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    Called supply and demand :toast:
     
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    The kit(s) I bought this time last year has gone up nearly 50%. I suppose a JIT supply chain model would not be viable for such products; with such large volumes being consumed and seemingly unreliable demand.
     
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    Yes and no.


    Pure supply and demand would have produced a constant amount of RAM, and see the producers have a huge profit margin when the stock supply dropped. There was an artificial inflation of supply, due to a perceived demand.

    After the swell in supply, it is supply and demand. The distinction, and it is a minor one, is that the system was never actually based on a real demand.


    While the distinction is minor, the continuous cycling that the RAM industry goes through never matches a reasonable supply and demand relationship for long.
     
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    ram

    I wish corsair dominator platinum would fall down :( everything else can go up, but I love the way it looks.
     
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    The manufacturers got together a ways back and scaled back on production just like they did hard drives to get a price increase
     
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    I wonder if how much of this has to do with the shadow of DDR4 looming around the corner. DDR4 will be available on the "server-level" (Haswell-E) before the "consumer-level" (Skylake). Normally, new memory architecture is introduced the other way around. Are memory manufacturers planning on easing DDR3 production in favor of shifting focus to DDR4?
     
  8. Frick

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    It has been 25% for ages. There has been talks about adding some sort of "chemical tax" on clothes and electronics, but nothing else afaik.
     
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    DDR4 should be coming somewhat soonish. Maybe they're scaling back DDR3 production.
     
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    Thank god I bought 24gbs when it was dirt cheap, won't be so bad to go to 32gbs when I upgrade to sb-e....
     
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    Yap. I noticed it too. Price is almost doubled in last 2 years everywhere across the globe.
     
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    AAarrrggghhh it's even more now. I want more. :(

    And why is it so difficult to post threads in the correct forums?
     
  13. Tatty_One

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    It's the high performance stuff that has increased the most dramatically recently, you can still get some decent prices for the 1333/1600mhz stuff if you shop around in the UK, I just built my daughter a basic desktop system just for Internet browsing and Microsoft office stuff and got a decent quality (Corsair XMS) 8GB for £40.
     
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    Anything 8GB is more than £50 here.
     
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    I would expect it to be in Sweden! Seems we complain about taxes, I mostly see your prices around 10-15% higher than even ours, although to be fair I have not checked recently.
     
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    It depends on what it is too. CPU's are more or less the same, GPU's (last time I checked anyway) is a wee bit cheaper here, generally. Avaraged it's pretty much the same. Not RAM though apparently, which is what I want right now. :(
     

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