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    Windows Secrets Hard Drive Price Article

    After reading about the increase in HD prices in Windows Secrets I decided to go to Newegg and look up the price of WD 1 TB drive I bought there a few months ago for 69.00 with free shipping...

    Today the same drive is $159.00 + Shipping...

    That's what we get for sending our manufacturing overseas!

    Actually, it would be cheaper to buy a used computer just for the Hard Drive...
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    Yeah, I was looking at some more 2 TB internal drives [Newegg] and they where near 400 dollars for some.
    You just have to wait it out, or be prepared to scour the internet for deals.

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    Well Clint, hopefully I wont need one anytime soon...

    I bought the 1 TB one save images on...

    I should have gotten two of them because I planned to use it as a main W7 drive and the second one for what I am using it now for..

    Oh well, things will settle down and the prices will drop again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banyarola View Post
    That's what we get for sending our manufacturing overseas!
    I would say your reasoning is flawed. A natural disaster could occur almost anywhere in the world, and manufacturing plant could be shut down by events if it were in the USA, in the UK, in Europe, or wherever in the world.

    We are quite happy to pay the low prices from efficient manufacturing and cheap labour - that's why the disk manufacturing moved across to Asia in the first place!
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    One can still find some "hidden" bargains if in need of value added products. For instance I just picked up two 1TB NAS drives for $78 and a computer with 1TB drive, Intel QuadCore Q series, BluRay ROM optic, Wireless G, G210 Nvidia, 6 GB RAM, Win7x64, TV Tuner...$349. So a few shortcomings but still a hell of a bargain for a new computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    I would say your reasoning is flawed. A natural disaster could occur almost anywhere in the world, and manufacturing plant could be shut down by events if it were in the USA, in the UK, in Europe, or wherever in the world.

    We are quite happy to pay the low prices from efficient manufacturing and cheap labour - that's why the disk manufacturing moved across to Asia in the first place!
    Efficient manufacturing can be implemented anywhere. It is faulty logic to include it as a reason for companies moving to Asia. You are misinformed about the myth of "cheap labor". Taxes and regulations, not labor, is why Western and Westernized countries have lost their manufacturing and mining sectors. Taxes are too high and regulations are too burdensome. Commercial enterprise is unduly and ignorantly demonized. No matter how good a "corporate citizen" a company is, it will never be able to vote. Yet, it will be taxed, taxed, taxed and taxed without any representation of any kind. And if a representative of a "corporate citizen' tries to see redress for the grievances of the "corporate citizen", he or she will be castigated at best.

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    I just got the latest Newegg sale email and, while normally full of hard drive deals, this one didn't have one hard drive on sale....
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    Nov18, 2011;
    Dell enterprise disk drive prices have soared by up to 35 per cent in the two weeks following the events in Thailand.

    http://www.channelregister.co.uk/201..._drive_prices/

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    Well, like I said earlier...It would be cheaper to buy a used computer just for the hard drive...
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    I, like many, at this difficult time, will just run what we've got and hope that prices get back to normal once the crisis in Asia is over.

    Buying a new HD right now, would be foolish at best.
    I still painfully remember when Seagate first released the ST4038, 30 meg, MFM drive. It was listed in the Computer shopper, on SALE, for $699.

    So a 1TB drive is still a bargain at $150. Eh?

    Experience is truly the best teacher.

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    Yeah ain't memory a horrible thing. I can remember 5 cent candy bars that were huge, 10 cent cokes. When I complain about prices my wife tells me I have to get into this century. Just goes to show everything is relative based on your perspective.
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    I go back as far as .29 cents per gallon gas!

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    I go back to when I went to Albany N.Y. in a stagecoach and New Jersey in a canoe! So there!
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