While computer sales are known to be constantly high in numbers, this year may offer a totally different outlook. With the credit crunch making its way towards forcing people to tighten their belts and for sure, the demand for new computers is bound to decline as well.
This is not solely focused on the private sector. Businesses are bound to slow down as far as periodic upgrading of workstations to adhere towards adapted programs and requirements that they need to be able to operate properly. Normally, you would see new computers ordered and old ones phased out. But this time around, making do with their computers, assuming that they are functional, will certainly be employed by most companies to the max.
While demand is expected to decrease, expect the manufacturers to add that to their business planning. Overproducing computer parts may not necessarily be something that they would want and apparently, they would want to produce just the proper amount of peripherals to serve into the market.
If you look at it, it may seem like a cat and mouse game these days. But as far as the computer business is concerned, the right approach towards doing business. Who would want a surplus of unused and unsold computers and parts which they can only eventually dispose via sales? Now that is not wise business if you ask me.