Price of everything is going up like mad. But price of computer and IT stuff are going down like mad.
Now 500GB HDD is only $170. A few months ago it was still >$200. Now it has the best price/GB ratio, same as a 2nd-hand 250GB/320GB HDD. Kinda pissed that I just bought a 2nd-hand 320GB for $100, at the same price/GB.
What's more, ram prices are so darn low, 1GB DDR2-800 less than $40, DDR2-667 less than $30 also got. And even DDR prices are lower than the past, $40+ for 512MB or $80+ for 1GB.
Even flash memory prices are so darn low. 4GB for $45, 8GB for $80+? Gimme a break.
Heck, cheapest E2140 + mainboard combo is only ~$195. And comes with GF7 on-board gfx. (My A64 single-core is worth sh!t now)
Basically if you bought anything even within this year, their value has fallen sharply.
Moral of story: Don't buy anything if you're not gonna make full use of it. I knew that long ago already, but still...
Kinda pissing that my Coolviva and ZM80C-HP were sitting down doing nothing, and now much more impressive coolers are now selling for the same price I bought them at.
The only good things that didn't lose too much value, are my Seasonic, Ninja, Samsung 19", and my current speakers. My PSP lost 2/3 of its value, or $100, right from the start. OMGWTFBBQ.