Gas isn’t the only thing you should expect to pay more for this summer, according to Richard Shim. Writing for ZDNet in an article entitled
Prices to rise for CD-R discs, Shim says that wholesale prices for CD-Rs will rise, though hopefully the problem will be temporary.
Shim says that a media shortage is causing the wholesale price of recordable CDs to possibly triple this summer, according to a report from market research firm IDC. The prices are expected to fall back to normal before the holidays, however.
Don’t panic yet, though, consumer prices won’t triple, according to Shim. An IDC analyst quoted in the article says that the consumer cost for CD-R media will increase only slightly — probably $1 more for a 50 pack. Resellers and distributors are expected to feel the brunt of the price hike. Shim indicates that the price increase is a reaction to an artificially low price set by manufacturers last year during a price war.
More details are available from
ZDNet’s Web site.