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Looking for low prices on PCs & smart devices? Shop big retailers with too much inventory

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by Peter Krass on 08/19/2022
Blog Category: devices

Top retailers have a big problem: too much inventory.

Their problem can be your gain. Retailers including Target, Walmart and Lowe’s are right now offering plenty of discounts on desktops, laptops and smart devices.

Typically, the biggest discounts are on older tech the retailers are especially eager to unload. So if you or your customers don’t need the latest-greatest, these sales can bring big savings.

Too much of good things

What’s behind the sales? Too much inventory. Walmart is reportedly struggling with $1.5 billion in excess inventory, according to The Wall Street Journal. Target’s excess inventory is almost as big, valued at $1 billion. That’s a lot to unload.

Retailers find themselves in this situation for at least 3 reasons.:

> Supply chain: Supply and demand issues are easing, including in China. Products that were once hard to get are now flowing again.

> Consumers: As the pandemic eases, consumers are shifting their spending away from purchasing goods. Instead, they’re spending more on dining, vacations and other “experiential” purchases.

> Inflation: In response to higher prices, some consumers are buying fewer and often cheaper products.

What does this mean for you? Now is a great time to get PCs and smart devices at a discount.

Here’s a short selection of some devices now on sale. This list is far from complete, and it’s intended only to give you an idea of the kind of savings you and your customers can enjoy as big retailers struggle to unload excess inventories. Check the retailers’ sites for much, much more.


HP 14-inch Chromebook: Regularly retailing for $320, this Chrome OS device is now on sale for under $200.

Acer Nitro 5: This 15.6-inch laptop normally retails for over $1,090. A manufacturer-refurbished model is now on sale for $680.

Dell G15 HD gaming laptop: Also a 15.6-incher, it normally retails for $1,500. It’s now on sale for $900.


ASUS ROG Strix GL10 gaming desktop: Normally $900, it’s been marked down to $500.

Lenovo Legion 5i: This 15.6-inch Windows 11 laptop regularly lists for $1,030. It’s now on sale for $749.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8: It’s a 13-inch convertible running Windows 11. Regularly retailing for $1,200, it’s now on sale for about $915.


Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd gen): This smart display has been marked down from $85 to $45.

Google Nest Hub Max: A smart home display with Google Assistant voice control, this device normally retails for $229. It’s on sale for $174.

Lenovo Smart Clock: Also with Google Assistant voice control, this smart device normally retails for $80 and is now available for just $30.

Some of these sale prices will be available for short times only. So take advantage now of retailers with excess inventory. You and your customers could save serious money on laptops, desktops and smart devices.

NOTE: The prices and device models above were accurate as of Aug. 19, 2022. You may subsequently find different prices and devices as retailers adjust their offers based on supply, demand and other factors.


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