[mythtv-users] Hard Disk Prices -- What Happened?

Brian J. Murrell brian at interlinx.bc.ca
Thu Nov 3 19:42:43 UTC 2011


On Thu, 2011-11-03 at 15:30 -0400, James Hall wrote:
> Not so much cashing in as a lot of production capacity is down, so
> there's less of a supply but demand is unaffected, driving the prices
> up. It's econ 101 really.

Yes.  That's called "cashing in".  Those $140 hard drives are no more
expensive to manufacture, stock, distribute and finally sell than they
were a month ago at $80.  The only thing that has changed is supply has
been restricted, giving everybody in the supply chain an opportunity to
increase their prices and make more money at the same cost of goods, and
handling.

It may be econ 101 but that doesn't make it any less cashing in on the
tragedy of a natural disaster.

b.




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