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DRAM Prices Plummet, Micron Technology Posts Record Loss

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With many economies under inflation and other factors influencing a weak demand, these are perhaps the worst days for several companies involved in manufacture, marketing and distribution of DRAM and related products. While on the surface, all the consumer can see is a falling market price, in reality it is a composed chaos.

DigiTimes reports a falling demand for DRAM in the Asia-Pacific region as the Chinese government cracks down on users of contraband DRAM products brought in from manufacturing states. The government crackdown began with the thousands of internet-shacks and the components (both hardware and software) they used. All this comes ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a 'purge drive'. As a result, thousands of internet-shacks have been closed, bans have been imposed on the use of contraband hardware, most of which consist of DRAM related hardware. China also brought about changes in their customs routines and procedures making it extremely complicated for importers, stepping up waiting queues, affecting markets and more importantly, dampening demand.

Micron Technology, regarded as the American DRAM perfectionists, have posted record losses according to a recent Bloomberg report. The net loss expanded to $236 million, or 30 cents a share, from $225 million, or 29 cents, a year earlier. Sales rose 16 percent to $1.5 billion in the period ended May 29, the Boise, Idaho-based company said in its filing.

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I can believe this.. I had to run out and buy a bigger flash drive for me to flash to the rampage bios... 4gb one cost me $19.99... The original price was $59.99
 

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bye bye cheap usb sticks, drives and memory.
 
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They have been down for quite some time. Its been making want to grab some G Skill 1600's myself! and then upgrade to a DDR3 board..
 

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Yes, it makes sense upgrading your memory, as when after the stocks run out, you're not sure if the fresh stocks carry the same low prices.
 
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Yes, it makes sense upgrading your memory, as when after the stocks run out, you're not sure if the fresh stocks carry the same low prices.
That is true man. You'll now be able to get DDR3 at a price that is good enough to buy. I'm in love with G Skill with DDR3... But, that is me. And the boards are sweetness also!
 

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wow, I think Ill be snatching me up some DDR Transcend AXE ram memory. Id get the Team Dark Microns, but they dont sell those stateside.
 
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I can believe this.. I had to run out and buy a bigger flash drive for me to flash to the rampage bios... 4gb one cost me $19.99... The original price was $59.99
lol, I never buy at places like best buy because they are ridiculously overpriced
 
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lol, I never buy at places like best buy because they are ridiculously overpriced
Not to mention that you're nothing but a dumb ass they can rip off (in their eyes).
 
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lol, I never buy at places like best buy because they are ridiculously overpriced
Oh, I don't like those places ether... But, I thought I needed another one... go went out, and found it for that... Couldn't resist!
 
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Hmmm i wonder if them saving will come down here to Oz hopefully i could do with some more memory for my cameras :p
 
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hasn't the price on ram been dropping since, ehhh, 1980!? quick, buy now before it goes up 2 cents. or wait one month untill it goes down 4 cents.

and how bout that Chinese government--what a bunch of bastards.

um, if you must buy computer parts in a retail store, Walmart (for pete's sake) sells cheaper than "Best" Buy... audigy se at Best Buy-$37, at Walmart-$30... best buy is a nemisis.