What a difference a year makes
The unforeseen events over the last 12 months have changed many things, but how have they effected the prices of last years most popular items. Many of us like to like to wait for the inevitable price drop as item values depreciate over times or the release of a newer model means better value when buying the older model, but this year has been very different. So has the world events effected this trend or has the massive increase in online shopping been reflected by the prices of popular items ?. All prices taken from amazon.com, items compared to usatoday article from 2019, correct as of October 9, 2020.
These are the perfect companion to the iPhone and are massively popular. The last 12 months have seen sales increase and a new pro version but the original design is holding its value and will continue to do so for a while yet.
2019: Apple AirPods with Charging Case for $139 / with Wireless Charging Case for $169.99
2020: Apple AirPods with Charging Case for $129.00 / with Wireless Charging Case for $159.99
This popular cooking pot is very popular choice as a gift due to its massive cooking versatility, the price is actually higher this year than last at the moment.
2019: Instant Pot Duo 6 Qt 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker for $89.99
2020: Instant Pot Duo 6 Qt 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker for $99
The vacuum boasts a impressive dirt pickup and is operates very quietly. Slight price decease over the last 12 months, keep an eye out for possible price decrease closer to christmas.
2019: Eufy RoboVac 11s from $169.99
2020: Eufy RoboVac 11s from $148.99
Still popular as always and still a fantastic gift, the fitbit charge 3 will once again be a best seller this Christmas. Slight price decrease this year.
2019: Fitbit Charge 3 from $128.95
2020: Fitbit Charge 3 from $122.95
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Sonos high performance smart speakers offer amazing sound quality and have quite surprising had a price increase over the last 12 months.
2019: Sonos One (Gen 2) for $169
2020: Sonos One (Gen 2) for $179
The Amazon echo show 5 was hugely popular and it appears that the events this year have caused a massive price increase as it is now $30 more.
2019: Echo Show 5 from $59.99
2020: Echo Show 5 from $89.99
The Roku streaming stick have been praised for their ease of use, speed and convenience of having all your streaming networks in one manageable place. They are still as popular as always so their price has roughly remained the same.
2019: Roku Streaming Stick+ for $48.26
2020: Roku Streaming Stick+ for $49
Cook up to 6 eggsat once in soft, medium, or hard boiled firmness and in super quick time, slight price increase in last 12 months.
2019: Dash Rapid Egg Cooker for $14.95
2020: Dash Rapid Egg Cooker for $19.99
The Moccamaster brews a full 40 oz pot of coffee in 4-6 minutes. No price change in the last year.
2019: Technivorm Moccamaster KB for $299
2020: Technivorm Moccamaster KB for $299
These strange times have indeed had a massive effect on valuation, with no widespread loss of value on items it is safe to say it will not be the cheapest holiday season when it comes to buying gifts. Keep an eye on the comparison pages on this site and start buying gifts early, the fact that so many people will be buying presents will playing into the hands of retailers demand and prices nearer to christmas will actually increase in value.