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January 15, 2012 6:39:53 PM

I noticed that the price for the i5-2500k is now $229.99 on Newegg, Tigerdirect, Amazon, etc.. Does anyone know what is the reason for the sudden increase in price? Honestly I was expecting the price to go down a little after they put out new chips, and was a little surprised that the prices stayed the same, and now after two months the prices are going up. Any thoughts?

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January 15, 2012 8:05:31 PM

Most likely the demand for them has increased, causing them to raise their prices.
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January 15, 2012 8:09:59 PM

jsanthara said:
I noticed that the price for the i5-2500k is now $229.99 on Newegg, Tigerdirect, Amazon, etc.. Does anyone know what is the reason for the sudden increase in price? Honestly I was expecting the price to go down a little after they put out new chips, and was a little surprised that the prices stayed the same, and now after two months the prices are going up. Any thoughts?


It's always been $229.99 since it was released....Occasionally it's on sale.
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January 15, 2012 8:23:32 PM

I had to look at my old New Egg invoice dated 29-Sep-11
Cost was $219.99 so it did go up $10
Micro Center is showing them at $179.99 now (in store only)
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January 15, 2012 8:37:13 PM

Like I said, they are on sale occasionally. It was $209 last week.
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January 15, 2012 9:12:26 PM

geekapproved said:
Like I said, they are on sale occasionally. It was $209 last week.


And you would be wrong. It was not on sale when I purchased it, regular everyday price was $219.99 so it did go up $10.
For you guys looking to purchase them online NCIX has them for $199.99
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I5250...
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January 15, 2012 9:55:56 PM

PreferLinux said:
Most likely the demand for them has increased, causing them to raise their prices.



Any more details? It just doesn't make sense to me to raise the price after all this time, but I don't know much about the market.


Will this affect the prices of the new chips coming out in April?


Oh, and the everyday price has been a solid $219.99 on Newegg since I got one last June (besides the occasional promotions of course).
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January 15, 2012 9:57:28 PM

microcenter :3
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January 15, 2012 10:07:49 PM

jsanthara said:
Any more details? It just doesn't make sense to me to raise the price after all this time, but I don't know much about the market.


Will this affect the prices of the new chips coming out in April?


Oh, and the everyday price has been a solid $219.99 on Newegg since I got one last June (besides the occasional promotions of course).

I don't really know anything much, nor am I familiar with the US market, but I'm guessing the (guessed) increased demand is from BD etc. being so poor or similar. I'm guessing that it is just a supplier or retailer price raise, rather than an Intel one, so it might affect the new chips. I don't expect Intel to price the new chips any differently to the current ones.
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January 17, 2012 3:32:41 AM

Thanks for your insight Prefer.

Just checked the price over at Tigerdirect, they have it listed for $267.99!

What the &*@# is going on?
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