RAM: Prices Still Dropping

March 228 meg EDO RAM$220
April 98 meg EDO RAM$160
May 98 meg EDO RAM$91
July 198 meg EDO RAM$55

Ram prices are being slashed worse than Ron Goldman and show no sign of stopping. It raises the question whether chip manufactuers can stay in business giving ram away at these bargain basement prices.

PC’s continue to drop for a number of reasons including Mr. Cheap Ram. Intel is dropping prices to make room for their new chips coming out just in time for Xmas.

I believe all of this price dropping is stemming from Internet Hype. The hype says everyone in the world is going to want a PC and it’s got to be powerful. The reality is, a lot of people will buy PCs this winter. Just like last winter. And the year before that. And the year before…ad nauseum.

Prices like these are chancy at best. I wouldn’t expect them to stay low forever. If you are in the market for a new PC, check out all of the mail order places before going to Comp USA. And bundle up on the RAM. These prices keep dropping, so I can’t say NOW! NOW!, but I wouldn’t wait until the Xmas marketing machine gets under way. That fancy advertising costs money ya know.

Whatya think?