I am not expecting any hugh figures in the case of the iPad, on the other hand, these new Amazon's tablets seem to be the answer to many who wanted an tablet but couldn't afford an iPad and others didn't meet their needs or expectations. Or it was simply to the right time and they could wait.
@ Susan, I agree with your analysis. Demand will certainly increase due to holiday and christmas season. This may push up sales. However, considering the recession, customers will only buy if the prices of these commodities appear favourable.
Those are precisely the devices that may be making a difference in sales in the next three months. All those who have recently decided to buy a tablet and their choice pointed out to an iPad may have stopped to consider the Amazon's Fire right after the announcement.
On October 4th Apple will be announcing the iPhone 5. Many have been waiting for this for a long time and will run to the Apple store to be the first when the doors open as it happened with the iPad 2.
As for looking to receiving your Christmas gift from me, I think it's a good idea to write a letter to Santa with your wish and I will see what I can do. If you wish with your heart your wish will come true and you will be receiving a precious gift from the electronics department for Christmas. :)
I think the demand for electronics would pick up in the second half of 2011 and it is during the third quarter of the year that the demand for electronics would pick up in preparation for the holiday season..
Exactly. My point saying the electronics sales might be strong is considering the recession. When the economy is suffering we can't expect the sales to be just the same as when the economy is blooming and healthy.
We have to consider this to make a fair analysis of the situation when trying to predict the course of the sales in the following months.
Again, Christmas is going to help because as you said, electronics have become part of our lives and they are needed tools. They are not just toys.
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