[mythtv-users] Hard Disk Prices -- What Happened?
caldodge at gmail.com
Thu Nov 3 20:04:23 UTC 2011
Or possibly the cost of building a new plant which is less flood-prone.
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> 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.
> Unless you factor in the cost of cleaning up a recently flooded
> factory, in which case the next batch of disks to be built definitely
> are more expensive to manufacture.
> I can't see any likely way this flood would have a net positive effect
> on disk manufacturers.
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