The pandemic has had a major impact on the supply and demand of appliances, leading to limited availability and long wait times. This is due to a variety of factors, such as the manufacturing shutdowns caused by COVID-19. If the shortage of semiconductor chips persists, home appliance manufacturers may have to follow the example of automakers and create household appliances without some of the advanced features that consumers are accustomed to. Fortunately, there are still ways to get your hands on a good quality appliance. Used appliances in good condition can be found at local stores, online through Facebook Marketplace, eBay or Craigslist, or at a local repair shop.
Local appliance retailers often have knowledgeable vendors who specialize in large appliances. In the past, household appliances were not as technologically advanced as they are today. Nowadays, many appliances are equipped with “smart technology”, which requires computer chips to perform certain functions.