Samsung and Eight Other Chip Makers Fined $404 Million for Price Fixing

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fusobotic

Will I be able to get 4gb of ddr2 800 at $40 again? It's outrageous what they charge these days.

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AirPower4ever

I agree, put one in jail and this most certainly will have a trickle affect.  The consumer works hard for our money and when we spend it, it seems it never lasts or is overpriced.

 

In this case, over-priced.  I was wondering, history shows us as things get older, they become cheaper in price.  I found it strange that the triple channel memory I bought 2 years ago at $84.00 is now $140.00.  Hmmmm.

 

I agree with the posts, lower the prices ASAP so we the consumer can benefit first.  That's how you'll open my wallet, better pricing!!!!!

 

Everything changes but change itself

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Jox

I've said it before, but apparently it needs saying again.  To hell with fines.  Put ONE CEO in prison for life and this will never happen again.

-Jox

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violian

Yeah, I see your point - the money that consumers "overpaid" as a result of the "cartel" won't be reimbursed back to the consumers. If anything, the cartel should then sue the Euro Comission because as a result of the higher memory prices, and that the Euro Commission ruled that it was illegal, then in a sense, the cartels overpaid taxes correct? So the Euro-states had been receiving more taxes than they should have. I work in finance, so this is just my thought. 

 In the end, the paid-fines will just go back to the Euro-states, dispursed appropriately, and then maybe some going into the pockets of politicians. 

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Xylogeist

Seriously... how did everyone miss the obvious joke in this?

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