The current supply chain disruptions and chip shortage are making it more difficult to grab the best tech during this holiday season as online retailers’ out-of-stock products are expected to rise 360% from 2019. Must-have gifts are continuously in short supply as 83% longer China-U.S. shipping times are causing serious supply chain issues. The cost of shipping containers, air freight, and trucking has especially hit the tech industry hard as prices rise to at least $50 per gadget as a result. The top tech gifts that have become hard to find, such as gaming consoles, smartphones, and laptops, are expected to quickly run out this year.
However, shoppers can circumvent this predicament by repairing and regifting used technology. Benefits include circumventing the supply chain, adding years to a gadget’s lifespan, and saving money on costs. In fact, repairing rather than replacing technology could help Amerians save more than $40 billion per year.
Tune-ups are an easy way to make old devices feel like new. All one needs to do is repair the charging port and/or replace the hard drive, battery, or screen. These fixes are also cheap, usually costing less than $110 on average and completed in 45 minutes or less. uBreakiFix by Asurion are the professionals you can depend on to get your devices fixed. They offer free diagnostics and professional phone repair to customers’ doorsteps. With more than 749 locations across the U.S. more than 13 million phones, laptops, tablets, and game consoles have been repaired to date.
You can skip the stress and chaos of shopping at tech stores this Christmas by making use of the technology you already have.