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    Probably not, micron and others are churning up DDR3 chips hard and it's the summer so there will be a heap of people buying, more than likely you'll see the prices coming back down in the Autumn after supply stabilises and demand goes down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    So is it going up irretrevably? Because if so maybe I should buy it at Dabs while the price holds...
    Personally, I would buy now (and I did).

    For example, 2x1GB Crucial DDR2-800 currently costs about £70 from dabs. It may go down to say £65, but it could easily go up to £100+ too (look at the current price on Crucial's website).

    Demand is set to rise as Intel CPU prices are dropping and system manufacturers obtain stock to build up for Christmas, and supply could fall as suppliers switch manufacturing resources to making DDR3 memory. These are perfect conditions for prices to rise. Already it's getting difficult to find any Crucial stock for DDR2-800 or DDR2-1066 modules.

    I wouldn't be to upset if I bought now and in a month prices had gone down another £5-10, but I would be gutted if I waited and they were £30-50 more expensive. Simply put, you stand to lose more than you stand to gain.

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    Yeah, I feel that your are right. Time to flash the cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Yeah, I feel that your are right. Time to flash the cash.
    Don't blame me if the prices drop though

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    I can't believe they'll get any lower than this. And I couldn't find them anywhere else for less than £5 more a Gig. Anyway it's too late now. I've ordered 4 of the suckers.

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