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    Price of blank DVD media - Even Dvd cases

    Why gone up in the economy? Mystery to me, any insight?
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    Examples of "gone up" please? A link with "old lower price" and a link with "new higher price" are the only proof accepted.
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    Just saying in general, general observation, not trying to compare
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    You answered your own question ... the economy.

    If you sell less, you must charge more to cover overhead and still make a profit. Price increases.

    If you cut back production, shortages can occur and demand goes up. Price increases.

    If a supplier or manufacturer go out of business, less product on the market. Price increases.
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    Originally Posted by contract73
    Just saying in general, general observation, not trying to compare
    There you have it. Prices have not gone up(or down) since you are not willing to compare.
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    I have found that DVD-R prices have stayed the same in the past year at about $0.32.

    TY 8X Hub Print http://www.rima.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=R&Product_Code=1760-...tegory_Code=GP

    Cases have gone down from $0.32 to $0.29 https://www.polylinecorp.com/productlist.asp?OPT=025010000010000100
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    If anything DVD+- media has gone down. 16 cents a piece for 50pc Maxell/Riteks and 20 cents for 10pc Verbatim are some of the latest prices I've found. Both sale priced but standard prices were around 25-30 cents for both. The main problem is retailers stocking enough of it before it's sold out. Dual Layer however,has generally stayed the same with few sale discounts.
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    If you look at the concept of inflation, if one assumes that the ratio factor of 1:1 being that the dollar would have a consistant value of 1, but when the Federal Reserve prints an extra $30 Billion out of thin air suddenly the value has a lower ratio say .95:1 so as the dollar looses value it costs more of them for the same product. If Nixon hadn't taken the US of the gold standard the Federal Reserve couldn't print money with having Gold to back it up.
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    Price of blank DVD media - Even Dvd cases

    Why gone up in the economy? Mystery to me, any insight?
    If you buy everything in stores then you may see increases. I mail order all my media and offhand prices seem pretty much the same to me. You're getting into a question of economics here. The current economic conditions are leading to fewer sales in stores. Stores may respond by increasing prices as a way to offset that. This is because many people who make the decisions have no idea how economics works and they often just think that if they raise prices, everyone will gladly pay more. Near where I live the owner of a shopping center tried to raise the rent on a local chain restaurant. The owner just assumed that the restaurant would pay more and never leave because they were always full of customers. The restaurant owner decided to just leave and concentrate on their other restaurants, none of which have closed. So now the shopping center is missing its biggest tenant for over 1 year now. Instead of getting more rent money by raising the prices they are now actually getting nothing for the restaurant location. My point is that when you raise prices because you think that everybody will pay the increase, sometimes you are wrong. Of course if the stores would cut prices they might actually increase sales, but management tends to view cutting prices as a losing proposition because lower prices bring in less money as they usually fail to grasp that increased sales might offset the price cuts and actually bring in more money.
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    Provided you buy online and shop for the best deal, prices for quality DVD media have stayed about the same.

    Far more dramatic are the huge price increases for memory (RAM) and to a somewhat lesser degree, burners.

    On the other hand, prices for most video cards have remained constant or decreased, and the prices for hard drives has, in most cases, decreased during the past year.
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    Everything seems to be about the same price for the last year or so. This happens once a method/product has been refined and market penetration has topped out. Blank discs (DVD and CD) have reached commodity status, and the method to manufacturer has pretty much stabilized. I haven't mail ordered discs in a long time. Between Sam's Club and Microcenter, one of them always has a great price on Verbatim media. A 5 minute drive to the store beats paying 1.5x the price, plus waiting for UPS/FedEx to drop off some Taiyo Yudens from Rima. TY's are good, but given the price and availability of Verbatims to me

    If oil happens to sky rocket (again) you can expect the price of all plastics to slightly raise (again).

    Far more dramatic are the huge price increases for memory (RAM) and to a somewhat lesser degree, burners.
    Not true either. DDR2 prices have increased as the demand has decreased. DDR3 prices are now equal to DDR2. This is the way the memory market opperates. In with the new, up in price with the old. The current prices for current memory are roughly the same. It costs just over $100 for 4GB DDR2 and $100 for 4GB of DDR3. That price - DDR2 has slightly gone up, while DDR3 has dramatically decreased.

    DVD burners have reached rock bottom. $29.99 all day, any day for PATA/IDE and SATA burners. Sounds pretty cheap to me. That's a far cry from the $802 I paid for my A03
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    disturbed1, where do you get your information regarding RAM and DVD burner prices ?

    DDR2 prices have roughly doubled within the past year.
    Last year, I purchased four 1gb DDR2 PC-4200 (533 mhz) Corsair Value Line RAM modules for less than $50.00 delivered, and that price was available, give or take a couple of dollars, for months.
    Now, two 1gb modules cost about $50.00 plus shipping.
    The same holds true for most other RAM modules.
    Check the archives of past sales at Newegg, for instance

    $29.99 is typical of today's prices for an internal desktop DVD burner, but that represents something around a 20% increase in less than six months.
    In June, 2009, some current model DVD burners from Lite-On, LG, and Samsung were regularly obtainable from several reliable etailers for under $25.00, often with free shipping.
    I know; I bought four last year.
    Again, check the archives.
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    +1.

    The prices of DDR2 memory within the span of a few months went from 59.99 to 129.99 for 4GB of OCZ 1066 for example. The price of DDR3 is roughly the same price and has been the same price for a while.

    Supply and demand...give me a break....not when there are manufacturer incentives as in mail rebates provided! If I bought 4GB of the above mentioned memory in April @ 59.99 and then in July it's double the price, something else is at play here!!!!!!!
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    An article dated 11-09-2009 about the rise in RAM prices.

    http://www.tgdaily.com/hardware-features/44581-ddr2-shortage-causes-dram-prices-to-soar
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    Thanks for the article. My blood pressure just went up a couple of points.
    The article should be ammended from 14% to more like 50%!

    Just ranting here....but complete utter BS!
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  16. Two major things affect optical disc prices: (1) oil costs and (2) licensing/royalty fees. Most of the disc is made from polycarbonate, which is made from oil. That's why disc prices (and some disc packaging prices) went up, last summer.

    As for the fees, good news may be coming on that front. It appears that Philips reduced royalty charges for Taiwan's two largest disc manufacturers. I found the article here: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100103PD200.html.
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    I've not noticed ANY increase is disc prices over the past 24 months, from the purchasing side. If stores are picking up higher costs from manufacturers, they're not passing them through.
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  18. I didn't notice any increase either .$12.99 for 50 every week at bestbuy
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    It's all plastic so its linked to petroleum prices and value of the dollar

    Australia linked to asia petroleum pricing ... oil up, dollar over 91c against us dollar ... so prices should ease here
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  20. Economy I think is about supply and demand. I think more and more users need blank DVDs. Despite all of that, I think it's still affordable. I just hope next year would be different when we talk about our economy.

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    gary445 - If it's more than 6 months old, just leave the old threads alone. The ONLY reason you should ever dig up an old thread and add to it is if someone asked a question like wanting a region free code for a DVD/BD player and nobody ever answered it. Just giving you opinion to ancient thread is not really useful. contract73 rarely posts. This thread was the last time he posted. He hides his login activity (we allow you to do that although most members do not do so) so we cannot know for certain, but it does seem that he probably never logged again after posting to this thread, so your opinions aren't really reaching anybody anyway.

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