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Topic # 93670 26-Nov-2011 13:18 Send private message

Was in Norman Ross (Tower Junction) today and saw they had 2TB externals on special at 157 for the Iomega and 159 for the Seagate. 1.5TB externals were about 129 or something. 




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  Reply # 550455 26-Nov-2011 22:49 Send private message

I wonder if the 2tb seagates last longer then 2 months before they start ticking like the 1.5tbs





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  Reply # 550489 27-Nov-2011 07:37 Send private message

I got a 2tb seagate at dick smith for $129 about a month ago

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  Reply # 550492 27-Nov-2011 07:53 Send private message

cgreenwood: I got a 2tb seagate at dick smith for $129 about a month ago


yes :) sadly new plymouth sold out




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  Reply # 550496 27-Nov-2011 08:29 Send private message

HDD's have gone up over the last month but I expect that they'll soon fall down to the $130ish mark that they were a month or so ago.

PB Tech had a black Friday special for $99 + GST for 2TB externals.


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  Reply # 550515 27-Nov-2011 10:08 Send private message

sbiddle: HDD's have gone up over the last month but I expect that they'll soon fall down to the $130ish mark that they were a month or so ago.

PB Tech had a black Friday special for $99 + GST for 2TB externals.



I wouldn't be surprised if HD prices start to go up doubling in price..perhaps even more...there is a world wide shortage of HD's

Seagate: hard disk shortage to last a year

Small PC Makers Hiking PC Prices on Hard-drive Shortage

2TB Seagate Hard Drive in Canada is $189 Canadian (cheapest 2TB drive on the online store). I am scratching my head as to why they are still cheap in NZ.

1.5TB Seagate is $159 cnd. And this is the online store in Canada that almost always has the best prices for computer parts in the country.

A year ago - Nov 2 2010 ,I bought Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green 2TB for $99.49. If today I bought the same identical hard drive is on sale today ....it costs $219.89 cnd. At one point I think 2TB drives got down to $70 bucks.

Go check out the prices if you like at NCIX.com make sure you are in the Canadian site and not the US site.

If prices stay low in NZ..I won't complain if you are right sbiddle



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  Reply # 556712 11-Dec-2011 21:03 Send private message

Went into NR today, no seagate 2TBs left, the 1TBs are now about the same price as the 2TBs were.  There were WD 2TBs I think, or was it iOmega, either way they were almost double the previous price (250 something from memory).
 




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  Reply # 556728 11-Dec-2011 21:42 Send private message

sleemanj: Went into NR today, no seagate 2TBs left, the 1TBs are now about the same price as the 2TBs were. ?There were WD 2TBs I think, or was it iOmega, either way they were almost double the previous price (250 something from memory).
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You do have to wonder if some retilers are taking advantage of the situation and getting higher margins, if they already had old stock that they purchased at the cheaper price.

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  Reply # 556732 11-Dec-2011 22:07 Send private message

mattwnz:
sleemanj: Went into NR today, no seagate 2TBs left, the 1TBs are now about the same price as the 2TBs were. ?There were WD 2TBs I think, or was it iOmega, either way they were almost double the previous price (250 something from memory).
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You do have to wonder if some retilers are taking advantage of the situation and getting higher margins, if they already had old stock that they purchased at the cheaper price.


And why wouldn't they?

Good on them... Anyone that buys stock in such quantity they could have an appreciable number still, after the floods presumably gets burnt at other times as costs go down... If they buy drives and the costs go down, you can bet that to sell them, they'll have to drop their pricing to the market... Why should it be any different if costs go up? They are just pricing their stock to the market. Nothing wrong with that.

I sure would if I were them!

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  Reply # 556758 12-Dec-2011 00:12 Send private message

Talkiet:
mattwnz:
sleemanj: Went into NR today, no seagate 2TBs left, the 1TBs are now about the same price as the 2TBs were. ?There were WD 2TBs I think, or was it iOmega, either way they were almost double the previous price (250 something from memory).
?


You do have to wonder if some retilers are taking advantage of the situation and getting higher margins, if they already had old stock that they purchased at the cheaper price.


And why wouldn't they?

Good on them... Anyone that buys stock in such quantity they could have an appreciable number still, after the floods presumably gets burnt at other times as costs go down... If they buy drives and the costs go down, you can bet that to sell them, they'll have to drop their pricing to the market... Why should it be any different if costs go up? They are just pricing their stock to the market. Nothing wrong with that.

I sure would if I were them!

Cheers _ N


Nothing really, as long as they aren't saying that their prices have gone up as a direct result of the floods in thailand as it cost them more to buy in the stock that they are now selling.

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  Reply # 557222 12-Dec-2011 22:08 Send private message

Wow, mad low prices! 

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