Why do USB Prices Change so Often?
Have you ever thought about why USB prices change so often? Sometimes a flash drive prices can change on a daily basis. Last weeks USB flash drive prices could be completely different from this weeks. Why does this happen? Well, USB chips are traded like a commodity.
Why are USB chips traded like a commodity?
The price of USB chips changes depending on supply and demand.
Flash drives are made up of a number of components which include the USB controller and memory chip. The memory chip is available in different sizes. The most popular being the 4 GB, 8GB and 16 GB. The supply of memory chips are limited. Only a few companies around the world manufacture and supply these chips.
Memory chips are used in many electronic products like cellphones, computers, laptops and tablets. When big global companies order large quantities, the supply in the market is less. This results in the price increasing.
Supply and demand of electronic chips
Some of the factors that effect the supply and demand of electronic chips are;
- Holidays or events that delay manufacturing
- New product inventions that use the chips
- Natural disasters that postpone manufacturing
Most of the products we supply have stable prices. These prices normally change once a year. The price of USB flash drives changes constantly.
USB flash drives are not manufactured in South Africa. When we import USB’s we quote accordingly. We suggest you place an order sooner than later.
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