After rocketing by 23% during the first confinement, printer prices have been climbing again for a week. Without having dropped in the meantime.
The second confinement has barely started when the prices of inkjet printers are already on the rise. The UFC-Que Choisir Consumer Observatory has indeed noted that between the end of October and the very first days of November, the average price of these devices, very useful in the context of teleworking and to edit the certificates, had already increased by 14%. This increase is partly explained by the increase in the price of certain models, but also by the elimination of a good number of entry-level references. For the consumer, the result is the same: to buy a printer, he has to spend more money than before.
This increase is not a first. During the first containment, printer prices had already skyrocketed: + 13% over the last two weeks of March and + 23% over the entire period, from March 17 to May 11. At the time, this was unheard of on this type of device, whose price variations are usually very reasonable. What’s more, once containment is over, prices have not returned to their initial level. On the contrary, they have tended to keep increasing. Result: between March and today, the average price of printers has increased by more than 30%. And while during the first containment the marketplaces were almost the only ones responsible for the price increase, this time all the merchants are part of this trend. The astonishing thing is that the other products do not know the same fate. The prices of televisions, for example, are not particularly moving.
This way of doing things may be morally wrong, it is legal, merchants being free to sell products at the price they want. To buy at the best price, consumers need to compare offers more than ever. Subscribers to the Quechoisir.org site, for their part, have every interest in taking a look at our comparison of inkjet and laser printers. Not only will they find the results of tests of more than 200 models there, but in addition, for most of them, they will be able to compare their selling price on the main merchant sites and marketplaces and even see the evolution over time. of this price (go to the Prices & stores tab then Evolution of the average price). So many precious tools to make the right choice in this period of label waltz.
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