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Hard drive prices skyrocket


retep888™
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Just purchased some 1TB & 2TB 3.5" internal HDDs weeks ago and now noticed the price for 1TB has gone by more than 200% while nearly 300% for 2TB ones.

Is it really because of the recent Thailand flood or else? click here

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Forum Editor

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"When I look (carefully) at products made in China I always think...rubbish."

That's a sweeping generalisation, and it's not always true. Some Chinese businesses make very high-quality products, and the quality control situation is improving all the time.

The fact is, The sheer speed of China's economic growth has caused problems,and quality control has been one of them. The Chinese government has tightened up its control mechanisms in response, and Chinese companies which try to export shoddy goods can expect to be severely fined, or even closed down.

What democracy has to do with it escapes me.

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Armchair

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I'm glad I put my new PC together a few weeks ago. The hard drive I bought for that build has gone up from £29 to £87. I wouldn't have paid the higher price, and I wouldn't have this lovely new PC.

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Aitchbee

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FE - you said What democracy has to do with it escapes me?

Chinese people (In CHINA) can't decide on their government. We, in the free world, can change it, every 4 or 5 years.I hope you get the picture, now.

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retep888™

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What's China's democracy to do with the price of HDD now really escapes me?

I'm not sure if the prices of milk or bread will go up next week or so but rice price is already on the way up because of the Thailand flood.

Lets hope the HDD you purchased lately won't go wrong in the near future otherwise you might find your supplier probably refund your £40 rather than giving you a replacement so as they can sell their stock HDDs for £212. :-)

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