WTF IS WITH THE MEMORY PRICES!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

KingofFah

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I have to build my latest comp soon and I am trying to wait this HUGE price increase in DDR ram. Does anyone know why this is happening and when it will be over.
 

wfbberzerker

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not sure why exactly its occuring this time, but i guess the memory world is analogous to oil prices and OPEC. its crazy i tell you



actually though... i think prices are going to be going down within the next month or so, i remember reading an article of samsung (i think) securing some retailers for ddr400, which would increase supply of ram chips
im pretty sure thats what the story was.
 

KingofFah

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The stick I am/was going to get is Samsung DDR2100 ECC Reg, which has changed from 113 online to 134. I hope that these prices will be going down like you said over the next month. I am going to college on August 27th, does anyone know or have reasonable suspicion that the prices will be down by then?
 

jonnyGURU

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All of the Asian stock markets have fallen considerably (Japan closed a bit high yesterday, but that was after falling way down). This started happening about a month ago too, so don't blame Telecom. ;)
 

Antoneo

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Yeah, I noticed this as well. About two weeks ago, I picked up a 512 stick of Samsung 2700 ram from NewEgg for $150. Now its 170 :Q!.
 

Utterman

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Just go to the For Sale/Trade. There are a lot of people selling memory for pretty good prices there.
 

Lucky

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Originally posted by: Utterman
Just go to the For Sale/Trade. There are a lot of people selling memory for pretty good prices there.


Yeah I picked up a stick last night of 256 meg crucial for $55 shipped priority (compared to $68 at crucial and $75 at newegg).