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    pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    hi, waiting to buld a pc for almost a year, yet the high memory prices have been put on hold. does anyone know if prices will drop?

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    How much memory you intent to buy? 16/32/64GB? Because only that much would hold me off for a year lol

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    4 or 6 gig ddr3, but the prices are just way too much.

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    In a word, no. Not any time soon. Especially with the faltering pound and European economy in general.
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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    They aren't going to drop any time soon. To be fair though, the main reason they seem ridiculous is because of the weird situation a year or so ago, when the prices hit rock bottom.

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    Snooty is right. They're not obscenely priced at the moment. Prices will come down as supply of DDR3 increases, but they'll go up if currency exchanges get worse, so it's a balance of the two really.

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    Quote Originally Posted by petercook7 View Post
    hi, waiting to buld a pc for almost a year, yet the high memory prices have been put on hold. does anyone know if prices will drop?
    I feel your pain but the truth is that tbh no one truly knows, the alternative i suppose is to keep your eye out for bargins and if you don't mind try ebay

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    Since almost everything is priced in $. The answer is no.

    Eg.

    Item cost = $100 . exchange rate $2=£1 = £50
    Item cost = $100 . exchange rate $1.5=£1 = £66.67

    Blame Gordon 'I like to spend money I dont have' Brown.

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Sights View Post
    I feel your pain but the truth is that tbh no one truly knows, the alternative i suppose is to keep your eye out for bargins and if you don't mind try ebay
    i have for the past 2 months, and sometimes the price goes way above what you pay new.

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    Have you thought about doing a few cheap upgrades on your current pc to keep you going, or is that out if the question

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    Memory can be had for an ok price second hand no?
    Just check out hexus classifieds too, plenty of stuff for sale there memory wise.
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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Blame Gordon 'I like to spend money I dont have' Brown.
    IMHO a leader is a reflection of the people and your quote just confirms this.

    The majority of the nation is living on credit unfortunately.

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    Quote Originally Posted by GT-R View Post
    IMHO a leader is a reflection of the people and your quote just confirms this.

    The majority of the nation is living on credit unfortunately.
    Too many people were living unsustainable lifestyles which were maintained by cheap credit. In the end many people have to take at least some of the blame themselves IMHO. Just because the banks offered cheap credit did not mean people had to take it.

    It is just easier for people to blame the politicians for everything than take responsibility for some of their own financial decisions.
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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    The majority of Hexus are living on last years RAM.

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    no politics here please ...

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    Re: pc memory prices, when will they drop?

    There was an oversupply of RAM last year and the year before and many of the companies were not making that much money as a result IIRC. Also before the sudden drop in the price of RAM there was also much price fixing happening AFAIK and I can still remember that 4GB of DDR2 was around £200 at least in late 2006 and early 2007.


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