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Kristin Lewotsky
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re: More DRAM leftovers unless players cooperate
Kristin Lewotsky   9/25/2012 5:51:34 PM
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Hi,You make a good point, but I don't think the analyst was suggesting any kind of price fixing. I think what they meant was that the vendors need to try to be smart about serving the market and not just flooding it with inventory. Still, it is rather a fine line, I agree. The problem is that starving out a competitor with high volume/low cost might short-term give consumers an advantageous price, but long-term cuts the level of competition and ultimately makes consumers prisoners of a limited number of suppliers.

krh
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re: More DRAM leftovers unless players cooperate
krh   9/21/2012 4:15:55 AM
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Good analogy...table food and DRAMs. Table food is a just a commodity unless some the supplier or distributor do something unique (locally grown, organic, great display/service in the grocery store, etc.). Otherwise just the price of the commodity. DRAMs...just a commodity for now.

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re: More DRAM leftovers unless players cooperate
R0ckstar   9/19/2012 4:26:04 PM
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As long as the price fixing is done in the form of uncoordinated public announcements, it's all legit.

resistion
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re: More DRAM leftovers unless players cooperate
resistion   9/19/2012 3:00:26 PM
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This "necessary" cooperation might be labelled "price fixing" by the trade commissions. It seems to be a dangerously fine line to walk.



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