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Topic # 240969 4-Oct-2018 13:20
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Seems like they have been through the roof for quite a long time now.

 

What is causing the issue for this long, and is there any end in sight? I would like another 16/32GB Memory but that's some crazy bank you need to part with, to get it.

 

 


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  Reply # 2101505 4-Oct-2018 13:22
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Price fixing is being investigated...

 

Samsung has also indicated they are looking to reduce their production to keep prices high.





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  Reply # 2101506 4-Oct-2018 13:23
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So basically, there is no end in sight?

 

 


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  Reply # 2101512 4-Oct-2018 13:31
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Manufacturers are again under review for colluding on artificial price hikes, but that was at least a few months ago.

 

 

I wouldn't look at RAM from nz local, if you're after lower speed dimms you can get 16GB off Amazon for around $120usd ($50nzd cheaper depending on kit/shipping).

 

 

3200 c14/c16 are still a bit expensive but are still cheaper from overseas at around $330.

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  Reply # 2101514 4-Oct-2018 13:35
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SpartanVXL: Manufacturers are again under review for colluding on artificial price hikes, but that was at least a few months ago. I wouldn't look at RAM from nz local, if you're after lower speed dimms you can get 16GB off Amazon for around $120usd ($50nzd cheaper depending on kit/shipping). 3200 c14/c16 are still a bit expensive but are still cheaper from overseas at around $330.

 

 

 

Anything including gifts over $60 are subject to GST don't forget guys...
Also there is a $40 clearance fee too. 





 




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  Reply # 2101515 4-Oct-2018 13:38
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Yeah, I have DDR4 3200 now.

 

I want to keep the same.

 

 


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  Reply # 2101525 4-Oct-2018 13:47
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SpartanVXL: Manufacturers are again under review for colluding on artificial price hikes, but that was at least a few months ago. I wouldn't look at RAM from nz local, if you're after lower speed dimms you can get 16GB off Amazon for around $120usd ($50nzd cheaper depending on kit/shipping). 3200 c14/c16 are still a bit expensive but are still cheaper from overseas at around $330.

 

 

 

Anything including gifts over $60 are subject to GST don't forget guys...
Also there is a $40 clearance fee too. 

 

 

So the October 2018 changes came into effect, but I don't see where it's changed the usual rules. It's not the item value thats over $60, it's the customs fee that can't be over $60.

 

 

$240usd is under the customs/gst fee waiver limit so as long as the item+shipping doesn't cost more you won't be held up by customs.

 

 

3200 cl14 16GB can be found at around that price (240usd) so will be fee free.

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  Reply # 2101557 4-Oct-2018 13:58
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RAM has always been a fickle market. Its based on silicon pricing, Production cost and demand.

 

They will cease production of 1 type once it's less popular and focus on current market. Relying on remaining stock, how to they stop the hand being forced to go back into production? lower the demand.. with higher pricing.

 

Likewise if stuff is still popular but less of it, hike. Which is I guess where the investigations are comming from.

 

I still have 8Mb sticks with their $210 price tag on them from my Cyrix P100+ board :P


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  Reply # 2101563 4-Oct-2018 14:08
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SpartanVXL:
Coil:

 

SpartanVXL: Manufacturers are again under review for colluding on artificial price hikes, but that was at least a few months ago. I wouldn't look at RAM from nz local, if you're after lower speed dimms you can get 16GB off Amazon for around $120usd ($50nzd cheaper depending on kit/shipping). 3200 c14/c16 are still a bit expensive but are still cheaper from overseas at around $330.

 

 

 

Anything including gifts over $60 are subject to GST don't forget guys...
Also there is a $40 clearance fee too. 

 

So the October 2018 changes came into effect, but I don't see where it's changed the usual rules. It's not the item value thats over $60, it's the customs fee that can't be over $60. $240usd is under the customs/gst fee waiver limit so as long as the item+shipping doesn't cost more you won't be held up by customs. 3200 cl14 16GB can be found at around that price (240usd) so will be fee free.

 

For packages:

 

"We do not collect any duties or GST where the total amount (duties + GST) for your package/shipment is less than NZ$60. This doesn’t apply to alcohol or tobacco. "

For Gifts:

 

If you live in NZ and someone from another country sends you a gift that’s worth NZ$110 or less, you won’t have to pay duties as long as: you didn’t order or pay for it, it’s for your personal use.

I got my figures wrongish, Customs still charge a $40 odd dollar fee too (Which is actually $52... 

 

"An Import Entry Transaction Fee (IETF) of NZ$29.26 (GST inclusive) is charged to risk assess and process imported goods. An MPI biosecurity system entry levy of $23.41 (GST inclusive) is also payable when an IETF is charged, making the total fees payable of $52.67 (GST inclusive)."

https://www.customs.govt.nz/personal/duty-and-gst/faqs/

 

 

 

 





 


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  Reply # 2101564 4-Oct-2018 14:09
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RAM prices make me angry. yell


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  Reply # 2101567 4-Oct-2018 14:15
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Tell me about it..  I've been putting off a long overdue cpu/ram/mobo upgrade waiting for RAM prices to drop, they haven't, and just to add insult to injury the price of 8700k's is going UP because of scarcity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2101568 4-Oct-2018 14:17
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Hurts a lot more when you buy it by the terabyte!

 

Edit:// Quoting about $600 for 32gb DDR4 2666 ECC Reg at the moment





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  Reply # 2101569 4-Oct-2018 14:24
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When your ram costs more than the blade its going in you know something is wrong..


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  Reply # 2101571 4-Oct-2018 14:27
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networkn:

 

Seems like they have been through the roof for quite a long time now.

 

What is causing the issue for this long, and is there any end in sight? I would like another 16/32GB Memory but that's some crazy bank you need to part with, to get it.

 

 

 

 

Tell me about it, just rebuilt one of my machines and during memory shopping couldn't believe the prices.   Back in the DDR3 days, stuff was cheap as chips. 

 

I wonder how much DDR4 really improves perceptible performance in a modern machine anyways. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2101574 4-Oct-2018 14:36
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Coil: For packages:

 

"We do not collect any duties or GST where the total amount (duties + GST) for your package/shipment is less than NZ$60. This doesn’t apply to alcohol or tobacco. "

 

....snip....

 

https://www.customs.govt.nz/personal/duty-and-gst/faqs/

 

 

From the page you provided, what it actually says is:

 

We do not collect the duty and/or GST on imports when the total amount payable is less than $60. This is because below $60 more would be spent on the administration and collection than would be collected in revenue.





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  Reply # 2101592 4-Oct-2018 15:17
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Stu:

 

Coil: For packages:

 

"We do not collect any duties or GST where the total amount (duties + GST) for your package/shipment is less than NZ$60. This doesn’t apply to alcohol or tobacco. "

 

....snip....

 

https://www.customs.govt.nz/personal/duty-and-gst/faqs/

 

 

From the page you provided, what it actually says is:

 

We do not collect the duty and/or GST on imports when the total amount payable is less than $60. This is because below $60 more would be spent on the administration and collection than would be collected in revenue.

 

 

 

 

That quote was actually from another page more in depth about the duties and then the link is the general FAQ. Was a direct copy pasta? Not sure if you're trying to correct me or not? It says the same exact thing lol? 





 


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