Ram Prices

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i dont know if this is just canada or not but what is up with the ram prices??? like a 512 ddr 2700 was about $170 after xmas- then to $180 about a week ago now it is going up to like $215, is this just canada, this is everywhere i go here and they all say that is it going to keep going up, and if it is not just canada, does anyone know why it is going up
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    where I buy my stuff from I have bought each of my ddr clips of 512 mb @ 130 dollars...

    it does fluctuate and had gone up to around 145-150... but its back down to the 130 odd range...
     
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok
    also that is US funds so it kinda works out but why so dammed expencive, i rember not to long ago where a 512 was $115 canadian
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I think the ddr makers are trying to drive up prices coz they thought it was too low...

    sdram and ddr sdram were the same price practically... thats cutting into their profit margins...
     
  5. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    why dont they just make it cheap so that people buy the DDR and not the old SDram so that will in time fase out the old ram, that way there would be room more a newer kind
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    why?

    I thought I explained it :)

    profit margins... you need to be able to pay for those billion dollar fabs in the long run you know :) and profit margins are important... the semi conductor makers do not make as much profit per chip as they used to...

    therefore what they are doing is keepnig the sdr prices where they are and increasing the ddr to where they think it should be...

    overall they are both dropping in price :) but not as much as they were not so long ago...
     
  7. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ah ok lol i was not thinking straite, now it makes sence thanks for the info sazar
     
  8. i heard 2 weeks ago that they were going to run up memory prices again like they did a year or so ago. so knew it was coming. just the weekend i was going to go get some, figures.......

    they make a huge bunch.. drop prices to get computers sold for holidays and empty warehouses for end of year. then boost price until the next cycle.... they've done it 2 years in a row now......