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#1 tkrow21

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:04 PM

Okay, so, here's the picture.

My friend's running out of space on his hard drive, so I'm like: "yo, I TELL YOU WHAT, you can get a 1.5TB hard drive EZPZ for $70, friend."

I tell him to hop on Newegg, and the 1.5TB drives are around $150, and my response to hearing this is an obvious: "wat".

So I checked, and sure enough, the drives were indeed that expensive. He wasn't lying to me.

Now I must ask, why the price gouging? Is it because of the tsunami in Japan? :/
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:08 PM

Nope floding in taiwan.
Did you not see it on the news or the thread on it.
They will be up for the next year or two till the factories are back in full production.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

Nope floding in taiwan.
Did you not see it on the news or the thread on it.
They will be up for the next year or two till the factories are back in full production.

Yep

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:11 PM

Apparently I type to slow. Lol

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:12 PM

Nope floding in taiwan.
Did you not see it on the news or the thread on it.
They will be up for the next year or two till the factories are back in full production.


Yup, floods in Thailand will cause a shortage into next year. Prices went up because the supply is limited, and will remain so for some time.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:12 PM

Nope floding in taiwan.
Did you not see it on the news or the thread on it.
They will be up for the next year or two till the factories are back in full production.

Think you meant Thailand, but yes this is the reason.

Awww. bp9801 beat me to it.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:13 PM

Craigslist my be your only cheap option.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:13 PM

Think you meant Thailand, but yes this is the reason.

Awww. bp9801 beat me to it.


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

Meanwhile stock up on memory while its cheap... :whistling:

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:57 PM

Meanwhile stock up on memory while its cheap... :whistling:


You know, I am not even planning to build until early summer, but this is a good idea. The price of memory couldn't get much cheaper.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:31 AM

Incidentally, I noticed that my current hard drive is starting to die out. I'm gonna have to look for a cheap used drive for the meantime. :(

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:44 AM

Meanwhile stock up on memory while its cheap... :whistling:


plan on doing that myself...

I actually need to replace some hard drives so I will be waiting out the price increase for a while...
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