In a bit of an unusual move, Seasonic is announcing in advance that they intend to increase the prices of most of their power supplies in the United States. Citing "recent market developments" - i.e. the tariffs imposed by the U.S. government on select components manufactured in China - the company will be increasing the recommended prices of its products to cover the higher costs. The new MSRPs will become effective on December 1st, 2018,

Once the new prices go into effect, all Seasonic products made in China and sold in the U.S. will become $5 to $20 more expensive, depending on the product and its original price. It's worth noting that Seasonic is listing their manufacturer suggested retail prices here, and these are not the prices that retailers are actually paying for the hardware. So actual retail prices will depend both on what the real cost is to retailers, and what kind of margins they're aiming for.

Meanwhile, all orders placed prior to December 1st will be priced at current levels. So there is plenty of time before the price increases take effect (though, this will depend on particular retailers).

One other thing to keep in mind about Seasonic is that it also produces PSUs for numerous brands, including Corsair, NZXT, XFX, and a number of others. So don't be surprised if the company's downstream customers follow suit, as they're going to be impacted by the same tariff increases. It remains to be seen how significant those increases might be, but it is something that's seemingly inevitable given the current situation on the market.

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Source: Seasonic

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  • bunnyfubbles - Thursday, November 8, 2018 - link

    living in the greatest country on earth during the peak of human existence sure is suffering Reply
  • TheinsanegamerN - Thursday, November 8, 2018 - link

    Funnily enough, it seems to be the "enlightened", super smart democrats that are constantly upset, angry, and depressed because they didnt get their way, while those "suffering" dumb Americans are doing well in the booming economy and are enjoying a resurgence of middle class income. Reply
  • Despoiler - Thursday, November 8, 2018 - link

    I think you misunderstand why "super smart democrats that are constantly upset, angry, and depressed". Hint: it's not the economy. Obama saved the US economy from a halfwit Republican and put us where we are now. It's because we now have a corrupt halfwit in the office of President that doesn't care for the rule of law, common decency, or anyone, but himself and his family. Constantly having to save the country from morons is tiring. Reply
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    Get back to kissing that orange baboon ass. You know damn well that his primary opposition is from the millions who would prefer their country not slip into a fascist dictatorship that rounds up anyone different into camps while funneling money from the poor and sick into the pockets of the hyper rich. Reply
  • Samus - Thursday, November 8, 2018 - link

    Yep, they totally screwed Wisconsin. MAGA! Reply

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