Are you straya?
Well I think that there's actually multiple factors you need to consider at this point in terms of the economics and availability of hardware, much of which is due to the pandemic but not all.
For one thing yes, the market is absolutely flooded with office hardware. Of course that being stated there is also the factor of cost cutting by businesses which means that you're highly unlikely to find deals sooner than later which is going to be counterbalanced by all these places continuing going out of business.
Another factor you wish to consider is that like I said, much
due to the pandemic but not all if you're in say America because Trump's tariffs on the Chinese. On top of that because of the heavy reliance on the 21st century industrial capacity of the Chinese empire you're going to still he having lots of logistical problems, some ongoing shortages and reduced outputs etc.
But the other main factor you might wish to consider is that many Americans such and myself and something like 30-50 million other Americans
had been getting pandemic neetbux which just ended. Now I'll grant you that at this very moment what that means is due to our ongoing non-passage of the next stimulus bill and termination of plague gibesgod this year has been a wild ride
there isn't going to be as strong an impact however because the next stimulus bill is likely slated to be passed in the ensuing month American spending is likely to go up again.
Hardware prices have actually been through the roof lately due to some of these factors and of course with so many Americans such as myself
and whatever other gibes programs got passed in other countries means you've got countless tens of millions of people all upgrading their PCs because I mean, we're all stuck inside and probably shitposting online all day and now we've got money. Why wouldnt I upgrade my PC? Why wouldn't someone upgrade to a real studio rig for their pointless vlogging? Why wouldnt a bunch of "content creators" who are really just consumer shills shilling for things actually creators made, start getting a real PC for such a thing rather than their shitty macbook or whatever?
So you're going to still have some ongoing shortages, logistical problems, and increased demand on that reduced supply, but while also having probably lots and lots of people at the consumer civilian level dumping off their old hardware later. I personally will not dream of that because I've grown so fondly attached to Old Faithful aka my going senile Dell XPS, but many many other people will.
So taken as a whole, yes, now would actually be a fantastically
great time to buy a used PC. If your computer is old as shit it will not be difficult to find one better than yours for super cheap right now and into the near future, particularly if certain other factors fluctuate like no more gibes and rent coming due so you have to sell some shit like your other computer. I would not doubt that a bunch of people bought new computers on the pandemic gravy train and now rent will be due and no/reduced income stream so they have to sell it.
Go on craigslist. I've seen some amazing deals. Like I said I found I think 1070 or 1080ti with some great like 9700k intel CPU and 32gb RAM etc gaming PC some dude was selling which I only didn't buy because I wanted to build my own despite the fact if I were a Capitalist I'd buy it, tear it apart, sell it for parts, and use the profits to fund my own custom rig
In point of fact (this ties to the econ threda) now could also potentially be a great time to buy a used PC and start flipping it as some kind of a profit venture or other bourgoies moneymaking scheme. Like this guyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99fDZbYtvqkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTsytxrUmFY
This dude seems to do it a lot.