Do People Have Enough Gadgets?
from the you-need-some-$100-cables dept
A new report says consumer electronics sales will dip next year, with half of US and Canadian households saying they've got all the gadgets they want, alongside falling unit prices being driven by discount retailers online and off. High-definition TVs are the next product tagged for torrid growth, though their prices are "in a free fall" as well. It sounds like people are just deciding they've got enough stuff, and the desire to constantly upgrade gadgets to get more megapixels or megabytes isn't as strong as electronics companies would like. The report also says that traditional retailers are losing out to Web stores, which is no surprise given their general price superiority, or maybe they're just tired of getting a used-car experience when they go shopping.