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Hardware Pricing

By erikmanderson ·
I am trying to gather data to estimate the average cost reductions on computer hardware/hardware components over the past year.
Since hardware components usually decrease in price overtime I am looking for any stats at an industry level or websites that cover these trends.

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by erikmanderson In reply to Hardware Pricing

In regards to the original question "...computer hardware/hardware components over the past year." It should read over the past 2 years.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Hardware Pricing

About the only way you'll find this is to get in contact with someone who builds systems and get them to allow you to look at the price lists that they've downloaded from their suppliers over this period of time.

But I don't think that you'll have much joy here as if most people are like me they dispose of the ones over 6 months old as unless they have something outstanding like an insurance quote most don't allow this data to waste space on their HDD's.

You could always look through Computer Mags on line as the adverts in these quite often have prices and if you can access the archives that will give you some data to work with. But you'll have to remember to take into account fluctuations in the $ as well as this can affect pricing. Unless you can directly access the manufactures sites and gain access to their price lists in the native currency I think that you are going to find it difficult to get the required data.


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by erikmanderson In reply to Hardware Pricing

Thanks Col,

I appreciate the help. Getting access to price lists will be fun.

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