CHICAGO (Nation Now) – Thanks to the disarray in the global supply chain caused by the pandemic, everything from furnace filters to furbies, from light bulbs to Legos, are in danger of running out this holiday season.
Money and finance expert Matt Sapaula said “Morning in americaâHost Adrienne Bankert that store owners (even those online) all face the same problem: Goods just don’t arrive quickly enough to keep shelves stocked, which means many hot items may not arrive. no longer be in stock for last minute buyersâ¦ or even three week advance buyers.
According to Sapaula, everything from iPhones and game consoles to PokÃ©mon cards comes from China, and right now there are hundreds of thousands of shipping containers on ships waiting to be unloaded at US ports.
âThe ships have to dock, be unloaded, and then the goods have to get to the retailers,â Sapaula said.
Sapaula said that to take advantage of the shortage, entrepreneurs are widening the âBlack Friday windowâ and launching deals now to sell the stock they have and attract the most customers.
Sapaula warned, âIf you wait until Christmas, prices could skyrocket as there simply won’t be enough products on the shelves to buy. He hopes even traditional last-minute shoppers can be careful and not wait until Christmas Eve to shop.
- Apple AirPods Pro ($ 179.99, was $ 249)
- Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 ($ 219.99, was $ 269.99)
- Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Saute Oven ($ 179.95, was $ 300)
- 75-inch Sony X80J 4K TV ($ 1,098, was $ 1,499.99)
- Vitamix A3500 Blender ($ 524.95, was $ 699.99)
- Shark Wandvac System Cordless Stick Vacuum ($ 199.99, was $ 249.99)
- Cricut Maker ($ 249, was $ 369.99)
Target also said it will release early offers, and will be bringing back its Deal Days for this holiday season. The special three-day shopping is scheduled for October 10-12 this year.
Target is promising ‘big discounts’ throughout the store, with deals on items like TVs, Beats headphones, fleeces, video games, vacuum cleaners, kitchen appliances, food and drink deals, and more.
For the first time, Target’s Deal Days will also be available in-store.