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« on: April 18, 2004, 09:06:38 PM »

http://www.copy-dvd-cdr.com-download.net/

how old IS that page lol $4000??????

i dont even think they were that much when they first came out!
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2004, 09:47:21 PM »


Stand alone DVD recorders are becoming more commonplace as prices have plummeted. According to research company NPD, the average price for such a device in the first half year of 2001 was $2,300, in first half of 2002 it was $936, and finally, $568 in the first six months of 2003. The trend is likely to continue for some years.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2004, 09:51:41 PM »

ok but $4000??? i can get a computer twice better than mines for that!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2004, 10:03:42 PM »

great...who cares?
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2004, 10:09:14 PM »

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ok but $4000??? i can get a computer twice better than mines for that!


Back in the day, you couldn't.  

You're trying to compare prices today with those from years past, and it's not going to add up right.

Hell, I remember when a GeForce 2 Ultra was $350USD.  Is it worth that much now?  No.  But back then for top of the line graphics, it was.  

Same thing will happen in 5 years, when people will be amazed that it cost $500+ dollars for a graphics card that doesn't do holographic imagery on the fly with a sensory array grid included (ok, all the holographic stuff is fake, but I was trying to make a point. )

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2004, 12:02:03 AM »

to think that in 6 years a 9800XT wont be worth half what it is now...::tear::

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2004, 12:12:57 AM »

1MHZ computers used to cost $5000.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2004, 12:50:01 AM »

Quote from: k00zk0

how old IS that page lol $4000??????


"Copyright 2001-2002 Globalshareware.com "
(see the bottom of the site)

also, that could very well have been a typo for $400, which if i remember correctly is about the right price for the first mainstream dvd burners that were made...

Quote from: k00zk0

ok but $4000??? i can get a computer twice better than mines for that!

there was a time 10-12 years ago when you couldnt any PC for that much, so dont forget that...

but still, yes that is quite the amusing find :D thanks for sharing. lol, $4000
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2004, 02:33:10 AM »

Quote from: urgannagru
Quote from: k00zk0

how old IS that page lol $4000??????


"Copyright 2001-2002 Globalshareware.com "
(see the bottom of the site)

also, that could very well have been a typo for $400, which if i remember correctly is about the right price for the first mainstream dvd burners that were made...

Quote from: k00zk0

ok but $4000??? i can get a computer twice better than mines for that!

there was a time 10-12 years ago when you couldnt any PC for that much, so dont forget that...

but still, yes that is quite the amusing find :D thanks for sharing. lol, $4000


My first DVD burner costs me $250, but it was a +R/RW only.  And it was on sale with a $150 rebate.

Add on some DVD recordable discs, which were about $3-4 bucks a pop, and it does get up there.  

That was in early 2002, between Feb. and April.

I remember a DVD burner costing somewhere around $400-700 bucks, depending on the type of media.  And media costing about $3-15 bucks.  Hell, DVD-RAMs are still pricey.

But maybe the $4000 was for a burner of both +/-R/RWs (no dual formats back then) and about 50 DVD discs.  That would be:
1 DVD-R/RW drive ~ $450
2 DVD+R/RW drive ~$600 (it costs more because it was "faster")
3 50 DVD-R discs $100 / 50 DVD-RW discs $150
4 50 DVD+R discs $115 / 50 DVD+RW discs $165

What's that...yeah...still not 4k.  Ah well, I tried.

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