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What's the skinny on RAM prices?
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tonbo0422
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Feb 22, 2002, 07:44 PM
 
Here's a graphof what they look right right now. Damned if I didn't buy a whole bunch of PC 100 RAM back when it was cheap, but should have bought PC 133 instead.

Anyone have any idea where the price of RAM is going, and why it's so high now?
     
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Feb 22, 2002, 09:11 PM
 
supply and demand. supply tight+high demand = higher prices. glut of RAM = lower prices.

they were low for so long b/c there was a huge surplus on the market. the manufacturers even knew this, but they didn't cut production for fear of losing market share. but now things are evening out a bit, so the prices are up some.
     
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Feb 22, 2002, 09:21 PM
 
$100 for 512MB of PC133 ram is not too bad. Just because it was cheaper before today, doesn't mean it is high now.

Remember when $1 for 1MB was good? Now were looking at about $1 for 5MB, not too bad, just more.

Although, I do regret not buying 1GB of PC133 5 months ago. But back then I didn't need it either.
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Feb 22, 2002, 09:39 PM
 
what do you think about pc-100 for tibook?

now that the current models are 133 does the old stuff go cheaper or more expensive?

it could go cheaper because nobody wants old ram...but then it might become rare....
     
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Feb 22, 2002, 09:56 PM
 
You can have 1 GB of my PC 100 RAM for a reasonable price
     
   
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