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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    In that case there could never ever be a price drop unless off course they stopped selling the items for say 6 months before.
    Don't be silly. There are bound to be gradual price drops. A massive 40% reduction is a bitter pil l to swallow for someone who has just spent £500 or so though isn't it. If you hadn't heard this news and next day realise that you could buy the same product for 60% of the cost, wouldn't you feel aggreived???

    Its quite common practice to offer a goodwill gesture in these situations. Honda did it a few years ago by offering an extra 2 years servicing and warranty, Microsoft have done it before with the original xbox and i hope it carries on as it is a nice way to show that they actually appreciate their consumers.

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    mathewdbarlow: In general the prices will drop pretty quickly, and no you won't get a goodwill gesture.

    The prices are reduced on a per-1000 units basis, there isn't a RRP for the products as such that I'm aware of.
    The retailers will have a good idea of when a price drop is coming and will order stock accordingly.

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    There will be further cuts in Q3 2007 as well, when Penryn is due to arrive

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    Come on price drops!

    Can I resist the temptation?

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    Im definitely going to wait till the end of April to build a new rig ... Might even be able to afford a Quad core C2D. If not, it will definitely make it less painful to get one of the other C2Ds.

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    im waiting around for AMDs quad core. See if they make enough improvements to catch up to Intel at all.... like to think i have a certain amount of brand loyalty to AMD they have treat me well so far

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    Umm, excuse me for being silly, but does AMD have any space to bring the prices down, or will it simply go on with losses (or heavier losses, don't know)?

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    Intel have promised to drop the Q6600 to $266 (unit price based on batch quantitities of 1000) as a spoiler tactic the week before AMD launch their Barcelona processor. This could be as early as July according to some technology news sites. If you can't wait until then, the Q6600 will be reduced from $851 to $530 on April 22nd.
    It has also been reported that the Bearlake range of mobos will be available to purchase from June 5th, the first day of Computex. I suspect there could be quite a few quadtastic rigs being built this summer.
    Apparently, "Do whatever you like" should NOT be considered authorisation to build my uber rig!

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    wish they would bring out a new939 chippy, a 5000+ or something, as a swansong for the socket and would stop ppl hopping accross to core2's for there upgrades as they wouldn't need to go down that who "new ram, new mobo" route till Barcelona and co are ready. oh well, bit late now i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toobad View Post
    Intel have promised to drop the Q6600 to $266 (unit price based on batch quantitities of 1000) as a spoiler tactic the week before AMD launch their Barcelona processor. This could be as early as July according to some technology news sites. If you can't wait until then, the Q6600 will be reduced from $851 to $530 on April 22nd.
    It has also been reported that the Bearlake range of mobos will be available to purchase from June 5th, the first day of Computex. I suspect there could be quite a few quadtastic rigs being built this summer.
    Guess I should hold off for a bit longer then. Normally I would have just built the rig for current prices, within my budget. But I aleady have a laptop that is sufficiently fast for my needs. So might as well get more for my money in a few months when building my desktop. It also gives me time to offload all those older machines strewn around my garage.

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    I'll be pleased enough to see the Quad Cores reduced although my E6600 from last year can carry on impressing for now...

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