Joined: 03 Mar 2006
|Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:04 pm Post subject: Crazy Tech Gadget Prices
|Tech gadget prices just keep coming down over the years.
An 8-port Ethernet hub/switch used to cost $80* just a few months or years ago. And now, I got it for less than $20. And with auto-sensing ports too (no more worrying about straight-throughs or cross-overs), full-duplex and all the "expensive" feature-sets I longed just some time ago. Heck, even the 16-port version costs less now than the former-priced 8-port version.
A 2 GB USB flash disk used to sell for $80, but now, a 4 GB one goes at $18 and even less at the warehouses.
One thing remains pretty much the same though. A gas lift clerical computer chair I bought for $17 around 7 years ago now sells for... still $17. What's up with that? :-P
* Prices were based on my country's exchange rate from a few years ago too.
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