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2 years ago#1
I remember 1-2 years ago, I brought a 4GB DDR3 1333mhz stick of ram for around $20 ($25 normal price). Now everything is at least $35-$40 for the same type of ram.

so what gives?
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2 years ago#2
Because thats what the market dictates? It was absurdly low before. They charge what they can.
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2 years ago#3
I know right?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211803
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2 years ago#4
The actual chips have gone up in price.
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2 years ago#5
Simple economics of supply and demand.
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2 years ago#6
250 bucks for 8gb here. You're living the dream
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2 years ago#7
Some of the manufacturing plants that produce most of the world's RAM were destroyed recently. Don't have a link to the article, but it was legit.
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2 years ago#8
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9242368/DRAM_prices_up_over_27_since_China_FAB_fire
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2 years ago#9
Nicodimus posted...
Some of the manufacturing plants that produce most of the world's RAM were destroyed recently. Don't have a link to the article, but it was legit.


That actually turned out to be much less awful than they thought and didn't actually affect much. And it was 15%, not most. >_>
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2 years ago#10
Digital Storm posted...
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9242368/DRAM_prices_up_over_27_since_China_FAB_fire


thank you, this is what i wanted to know.

Sorta like when a particular flood happened and hard drive prices shot up in prices.
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