Computer Component Prices Edging Higher

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  • Written on: April 20th, 2011

I just finished placing a component order for my Computer Repair Service Centers in Omaha and Lincoln and I noticed something curious.

Slowly over the past 8 weeks base component prices have been edging higher.  For example, each component that we install in a new computer is costing on average between $.40 and $.99 more than it did eight weeks ago.

Specifically, the cost of the motherboards we use in our Modular Computers has increased over $1.40 in the past 8 weeks.

I’m not an economist, but there are a few things that I see reported in the news that could be responsible for the upward tick in computer component costs:

  1. The price of oil and Diesel continues to rise
  2. The dollar is weakening against foreign currencies
  3. Gold, Silver, and other component hard costs are going up

So far Schrock has been able to avoid paying the cost increases by ordering in larger quantities and aggressively shopping for those vendors who purchased their inventories before the prices started to move up.

No matter who you buy from, eventually this is going to come home to roost on individual consumers.

I am still young enough that I have not experienced sudden and dramatic inflation, but from what I have seen in fuel and food prices and what i am seeing now in our component costs I am starting to wonder if this is the beginning of what may be a significant inflationary trend.

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