When it comes to appliances themselves, the bigger problem appears to be supply. When COVID era lockdowns forced factories around the world to close earlier this year, it led to major disruptions in supply chains for appliances. Factories that were designed to pump out roughly the exact amount of ovens that American consumers buy in a given year—no more, no less—had to hit pause, and they’re still playing catch-up.
Shipping and warehousing industries have taken a serious hit, and are not functioning like the well-oiled machines the economy needs them to be. “We still have serious supply issues in this country,” says Jay Zagorsky, economist at BU’s Questrom School of Business, who also studied the great toilet paper shortage of 2020. “COVID throws a whole bunch of bottlenecks into the system.”
“You can definitely feel the supply chain issues here in Colorado,” says Maureen Ledwell, General Merchandising Manager at Mountain High Appliance. “We understand our customer’s frustration, and are doing everything we can to get them the appliance they need, but at this time, demand is very high, and product availability is still very low.”
The current shortage is literally everywhere across the globe, resulting in long wait times for the delivery of many appliances you purchase from any retailer.
Local, independent appliance retailers typically have a smaller pool of customers than the “big box”stores, and thus, a better supply-demand balance for the appliances they sell. Buying local also means buying personal. Mountain High Appliance, for example, is staffed with experienced, knowledgeable salespeople who specialize in major appliances, and will always provide honest information about delivery times and product availability.
Mountain High Appliance has an ever-changing inventory of hundreds of products available in our clearance center. You’ll find brand name cooktops, ranges, wall ovens, warming drawers, microwaves, dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers, ventilation systems & more, ready to take home immediately.