huge hdd price hikes wow

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  1. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    anyone else notice the price increases yet.... wow i bought 4 samsung 750gb notebook drives on monday and they were 59$ each they are now over 80$ for the same drives and no one has free shipping who used to?? newegg, superbiiz etc all want like 8-10$ for a single drive now... wow this is nuts.. its pretty much across the board every brand every size... this sucks regretting not buying more of them now
     
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    Nope, not a regular shopper. This is very notable though.
     
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    Could be due to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and the impact on component productiono_O Takes time for that type of thing to filter through.

    Or maybe the price of salt for newer hdd r&d has something to do with it lol
     
  5. TheKid7

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    I noticed on a very large hard drive reseller's website that not only have the prices been significantly increased, but a shipping fee of around $8 has been added. Previously, most of the hard drives had free shipping.

    A 2.0 TB Samsung 3.5" SATA hard drive was around $80 (free shipping), now the price is about $118 (including shipping). The 1.0 TB WD Black SATA hard drive was around $80 and now it is around $128.
     
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    According to reports, Seagate’s Thailand operations, unlike Western Digital, have survived the disaster relatively unscathed.
    Market Watch story
     
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    More gouging. The market is flush with drives, is why the prices dropped, to sell off inventory. "Flood" is the reason and companies take advantage of it to improve profits.

    I'm waiting for 2TB MicroSD cards. Taiwan factories don't have flood problems. :D
     
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    The prices are still climbing! It has been a while since I have checked the prices. The Samsung is now $148 and the Western Digital is now $158.
     
  9. zfactor

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    yeah this is NUTS
     
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