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"This is the second contract price jump to occur for this year, where the first was recorded in 1HMar. DRAMeXchange believes the reason for the price rise can be attributed to the expected insufficient supply from upstream makers in April."

 

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"Samsung predicts severe NAND flash shortage"

 

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I think this is all crap! The industry just makes up stories like this. Prices have fallen so much that they need to do something to get the prices back up.

 

OK :)

 

 

"The price of 8GB NAND flash memory chips rose to $8.21 per chip early Tuesday, up 23 percent from its low this year of $6.69, on March 20, according to DRAMeXchange."

 

 

 

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I think this is all crap! The industry just makes up stories like this. Prices have fallen so much that they need to do something to get the prices back up.

I think that is incorrect.

 

Demand fluctuates radically. As soon as something is scarce, plants ramp up to build it, and as soon as everyone is building it, there is oversupply, prices drop, and plants start producing something else.

 

I was watching this for a year or more following the results of someone selling SDRAM on eBay - it was easier gambling with someone else's money. Then new computers started coming with more RAM to start with, and he bought cheap computers but guessed wrong and ended up with a lot of unsold cheap computers, and that was the end of the game.

 

It was after that I started selling on eBay, however my main item was the kind of Andean CDs that I collect, and when it was looking like the mini-market (the 5 people I was bidding against for other CDs) was getting saturated, I figured it was time to get out.

 

In the beginning CDs fetched a high price because of percieved scarcity (it might never be available again!) - which does apply to the occasional scarce CD even now. But more copies became available, and demand became saturated. The result is very low sales.

 

Add to that the fact some people decided to be big players, and instead of selling CDs for a a few dollars, are offering them for over $20.

 

You can get away with that to a point. There was one CD I was not allowed to bid on on eBay.de (not all German sellers will ship overseas), and it sold for 10.50 Euros. I gave in and "bought" it on half.com for $45 - and all I got was a prompt refund. I'm not sure if the copy available for $71 via gemm.com and musicstack.com (probably the same copy because it's the seller) is still there, but the price is too high. But the person who had it up for $45 and sold it on some other venue, is offering other CDs for $45 - most of which can be had for under $5 ... the copies under $1 have sold off.

 

I think the number of CD sellers is going to be going down ... sorry, I did get away from Flash drives, but the concept was market fluctuation.

 

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Don't even get me started on that whole concept of 'supply and demand'. Also a bunch of baloney. It should be "let's see how much we charge and get away with it". When they get struck with too much product, they DUMP IT. Nothing but a poor excuse for poor management and planning.

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It should be "let's see how much we charge and get away with it".

 

Yes.

 

When they get struck with too much product, they DUMP IT.

 

Yes

 

Nothing but a poor excuse for poor management and planning..

 

Yes, but they still have the job and are the managment! Look around real close and tell us it's a suprise.

 

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