Athlon Price Question Tags: CPUs AMD OEM Last response: August 23, 2001 6:43 PM in CPUs Share starbucksaddict August 22, 2001 9:18:47 PM I just read <A HREF="http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/3/21218.html" target="_new">here</A> AMD is selling Athlon 1.33s for $230 in lots of 1000 I'm assuming that price is OEM US$. Now I just bought a RETAIL 1.33 last night for $229 Canadian That works out to US$148 Pricewatch has OEMs at $101 and Retails at $119 My question is WTF? Flame not, lest ye be flamed. More about : athlon price question FatBurger August 22, 2001 9:23:47 PM It's for lots of 1000. If you buy more than 1000, you can probably get them cheaper. <font color=blue>Quarter pounder inside</font color=blue> <font color=red>Change the Sig of the Week!!!</font color=red> starbucksaddict August 22, 2001 9:30:45 PM I can understand 10-20% cheaper but 50%? Flame not, lest ye be flamed. Related resources X2vsX4@same price-Athlon II X4 620 (2.6GHz) vs Phenom II X2 545 (3GHz) - Forum Price difference between P4 and Athlon system - Forum ASUS A7M 266 FBS... Athlon 1.1 Price ?? - Forum Another AMD Athlon /Sempron Price drop - Forum Athlon II X4 630 basic overclock question . - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer TotalEclipse August 23, 2001 2:41:26 AM Where did you find a retail 1.33 for $229 Canadian? I'm in Toronto, in the market for one of those myself, and that's about $50 less than most of the prices I've seen - well worth going for over an OEM! *As the username implies, I'm generally in the dark* Stick_e_Mouse August 23, 2001 5:18:59 AM It depends on how many units these resellers buy from AMD. The more they buy, the more they can afford to sell it for less and still be able to make some profit. See a real naked pic of Britney Spears <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/stick_e_mouse" target="_new">here</A>!!! starbucksaddict August 23, 2001 5:47:03 AM I got it form <A HREF="http://www.anitec.ca" target="_new">Anitec Computer</A> 2629 Kingsway Vancouver BC ph. (604)435-2038 You actually have to call them it's not on their site Flame not, lest ye be flamed. jollygrinch August 23, 2001 5:48:42 AM return it. go to a biger dealer (or order online) and spend the extra money on some extra ram or something. **these two: want you to <b>CHANGE THE SIG OF THE WEEK!!</b> jollygrinch August 23, 2001 5:52:29 AM this is to anyone, not just you. but 50 bucks just for the box and a less than stellar fan? go oem. **these two: want you to <b>CHANGE THE SIG OF THE WEEK!!</b> starbucksaddict August 23, 2001 6:23:56 PM I paid the extra $50 for the 3 year warrantee and nothing says I have to use the factory fan Flame not, lest ye be flamed. igottaknife August 23, 2001 6:43:27 PM I feel buying retail adds security to the sale. I've had dud OEM's but I've never had a dud retail CPU. The article you saw may be dated. The way the market is now prices are dropping like flies. To <b>HELL</b> with your damned cookie.... ptooo!! Change the signature of the week Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum[ QUESTION ] Are components/CPUs due to come down in price ? ForumAMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition Question ForumAthlon ll vs Phenom ll cpu question ForumUpgrading from Athlon II x2 250 to Phenom 965 BE Forumwhy did neweggs amd athlons price jump back up?? ForumAMD Athlon II X4 640 Stock Cooler Good? ForumAMD Athlon II X4 640 Stock Cooler Good? ForumIntel Pentium G630 vs AMD Athlon II X4 640 ForumAre What is the fastest cpu I could replace an Athlon 64 X2 QL-65 with? ForumBudget gaming; FX, Athlon or Pentium? ForumOld school AMD athlon /Duron question ForumPSU Help Forumpower suply unit question Forum266Mhz Athlon on 200Mhz fsb ForumFront and center, price war is on. More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !