News Monitor Sales Boomed in 2021, but 2022 May Reverse That Trend

escksu

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This is expected. IT was booming during covid due to work from home. So there was a massive surge for laptops, monitors and even usb webcam etc.

But we are coming to end of covid (as in becoming endemic). So there isnt really a need to wfh anymore. Most pple who need these items have already bought them as well.

2022 and 2023 is going to be a quiet year for IT. Coupled with likelyhood of recession, it may be quiet even into 2024/25.
 
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Krotow

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Monitor boom as expected due to pandemic and massive demand for computers to work at home. Now offices reopened and remaining home workers already have their monitors.

Also due to unstable geopolitical situation and inflation now people are more concerned about survival and not about purchasing tech which can wait for better times.
 

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PC/laptop sales make a massive rebound due to covid-19 and then get back to the 10+ years old trend of falling sales once the covid rush dies down. It shouldn't surprise anyone that monitor sales roughly follow the same path as it should be mostly the same people who needed a new PC for WfH or school to also needed a new monitor or two to go with their new PC or laptop.
 

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Anything that goes up, will eventually have to come down. COVID bumped up the sales of IT hardware significantly over the years to facilitate working/studying from home. But that means that people who needed laptops/ computers and monitors would have already gotten them. So it makes no sense to continue the buying spree. Also, people are heading back to office and school. So may even be selling some of these extras. I’ve recently sold off a monitor acquired during COVID days as we are heading back to office. So I suspect we may see more monitors, tablets and laptops on sale on ebay.
 

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