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price drops or offer?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Electroshadow, 11 Sep 2009.

  1. Electroshadow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Dec 2006

    Posts: 1,332

    So then how long do we have to wait before we see price drops / special offers on the new intel cpu's?? I did not see a single special offer for the i5 anywhere on the net.

    Yes I know it hasn't been a week but hey I'm sure everyone think of buying one is thinking the same.
  2. HazardO


    Joined: 16 Jun 2009

    Posts: 7,623

    Location: Cambridge

    I should imaging that while stock is flying off the shelves the prices will be stable, when inventories start building up prices will fall.
  3. Electroshadow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Dec 2006

    Posts: 1,332

    Oh I hope my pockets can last a big longer there's holes starting to burn in them......I want an i 5 but I don't want to buy one then see an offer.

    Bought a new crash helmet last month there's a special this month £120 off !!!!! I nearly cried
  4. nelsby


    Joined: 27 Jun 2006

    Posts: 220

    Location: Leicester

    Sods law :(

    Hold fire and they will drop.
  5. SfnX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,134

    Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

    id imagine after a month or so, they have to see how much profit they make from just the hardware.
  6. Electroshadow

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Dec 2006

    Posts: 1,332

    Yes I'm trying to hold fire.....sits on hands

    But I put my rig parts up for sale thinking they will take a while to go but hey all sold within 8 hours.....now I don't have a computer lol... at least its sunny
  7. Game


    Joined: 17 Aug 2009

    Posts: 200

    or they might just leave them the same price but bring out a lower spec i15 /i13 chips and replace more of the core2 chips
  8. tywyn


    Joined: 12 Jan 2009

    Posts: 122

    With the launch of Windows 7 in little over a month I can't see the price going down for a while yet. If anything they will rise.

    The q6600 was around the £150-£160 mark for a very long time.
  9. HangTime

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 28,193

    Location: Hampshire

    Q6600 dropped down to around £115 but then rose back to up £150.

    E8400 was an interesting one, launched as low as ~£120 in very limited quantities, then retailers realised what was happening and the price rocketed up to around the £160+ mark. It's taken a year to drop back down again!
  10. nightmare99


    Joined: 19 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,686

    You should have tried to get one of the 55% off MSI boards if you wanted to make a saving on i5. I dont think we will see the price drop anytime soon.
  11. matt d938


    Joined: 19 Aug 2009

    Posts: 121

    What about phenom 2 955 prices ? Would these be likely to drop a bit due to the i5 chips being released ?