[mythtv-users] Hard Disk Prices -- What Happened?
caldodge at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 19:58:56 UTC 2011
By which I mean "yep, that's the effect of NOT raising prices in the event
of a shortage". I don't disapprove of those rising prices - that's like
disapproving of a rising water level because of heavy rain.
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Calvin Dodge <caldodge at gmail.com> wrote:
> Exactly so.
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca>
>> > 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.
>> Perhaps they should just sell out at the normal prices, and have no
>> hard drives for a while.
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