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PC price war predicted

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Tue Sep 19 2006, 08:47
FORTUNE TELLERS at Gartner, who have sliced open a woolly lamb and read its entrails, are predicting that there will be a price war in the PC market after Yule.

Already prices are starting to fall as vendors deal with the fact that no one, other than me, is buying a new PC until Vista comes out. According to PC Pro, this means that those who have bought now are buying a PC at prices that are at least 10 percent less than last year.

The outfit's head python hissed that prices will plummet still further over Yule as venders try desperately to sell stock by providing some 'spectacular offers'.

This means that bargain hunters who need a nice shiny PC will have already bought one by the time Vista comes along.

Fortunately for the very patent, things are set to get worse when Vole finally delivers the software, the Big G predicts. It will be too late for Vista will do much to drive up the prices which might still be in freefall.

Instead the bigger dealers will be looking to emerging markets to bolster the PC market. In places like China and India, growth should be more sustainable in these markets because not many of punters have PCs yet. µ

PC Pro


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