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Old April 18, 2014, 02:46 PM
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Man, i remember when ram was cheap. If only i had a time machine lol. $942 could buy you a decent computer vs one set of ram.
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Old April 18, 2014, 07:11 PM
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I know. I guess it will go up again later when DDR4 comes out but maybe it'll decrease a bit first so that's probably a good time to buy? When they stop making them, then they'll go up again?
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Old April 20, 2014, 09:02 PM
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That's what im thinking maybe corsair stopped production on there Enthusiasts kits to make room for DDR 4.
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Old June 4, 2014, 02:14 AM
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I just noticed the high(er) prices this evening when looking at some of my old NCIX invoices. I paid $44 for 2x4gb Mushkin (albeit DDR3-1333) a good 3 years ago, and a little over $60 3 and a half years ago.

Go onto the NCIX site tonight, and I'm looking at $80 for each set. Crazy.

Seems a bit high. Might the DRAM vendors be price fixing again? There's a class action suit that has been settled in Canada which might be of interest to some HWC users which should start opening its claims period fairly soon:

DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) | Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman
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Old June 4, 2014, 03:10 AM
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This always happens.. Just as they are ramping up to start on the next gen, the previous gets more expensive.. Then they release the next gen, it too costs allot, as it's new and not in full production, then gradually gets cheaper. The old stuff will steadily get more expensive as the supply dries up.

That said, with how long (how many computes now have ddr3) and that it's not exactly a bottle neck, I could see them producing the 2 side by side for some time.
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Old June 11, 2014, 08:16 AM
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For an even greater disparity I got some Patriot Black Mamba 2x8GB 1600 for $54 2 years ago on sale. Now it's $160 on sale. Prices hit a low 2 years ago and they steadily climbed for a year and now they're all stuck for the last 14 months or so at something that seems unreasonably high.
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Old June 17, 2014, 01:36 AM
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Like anything corsair platinum those jumped nearly $550 since my order nearly 3-4 months ago.
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Old July 25, 2014, 10:03 AM
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It looks like whenever prices hit rock bottom, stock up!

It happened with DDR2 as well a few years back.
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Old September 22, 2014, 10:01 PM
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is the Thailand flood that happened what seemed like 5 years ago still affecting RAM prices? lol
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