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wilykat

Looked at Digikey to get them as I needed a few to solder on board and saw that those with less memory costs more than one with more memory.  Why?

Coding Badly

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May 14, 2018, 06:26 am Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 06:27 am by Coding Badly

Supply and demand.

We are discussing what is essentially a "commodity".  And one that is a little long in the tooth.


DrAzzy

The non-P versions seem to all cost more money. Probably due to lower volume and/or Atmel/Microchip trying to nudge people towards the newer versions.

If you compare 168p vs 328p, the 328p is more expensive.
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vaj4088

A manufacturer once reminded me that cost and price are not necessarily related.

ChrisTenone

Nor are value and price. Economics is known as the dismal science.
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