Incase you haven't noticed, China isn't exactly SLOWING DOWN the shipping the glut of goods to the USA in recent years and that overzealousness will put prices at a disadvantage during strategic times. Then the media has to invent some type of crisis to convince the counsumer to lap up the glut of goods shipped to the USA that goes unsold for months on end... some of which is perishible if it sits warehoused too long. Think items with BATTERIES such as laptops....
All this will trickle down in 2011.. it's not a fantasy, it's a proven fact that this happens in cycles. 2007 glut, followed by a stingy 2008, 2009.. and 2010 sucked as well.. 2011? It's a toss up on whether the glut will materialize... but I suspect it's going to happen.
Newegg's been raising prices left and right on all their items to make the "SALES" look very big for the holiday season, no dobut. Certain items can have inventory problems so, it's wise to raise prices first to ensure either a big profit upfront, or stock onhand to compete in the blood bath which is Black Friday / Cyber Monday. Not that E-Tail is stuck in the red all the way though to November.. they're well in the black by mid year IMO, they just make a KILLING the last quarter. Why could a etail store sucha s New Egg go public without being able to turn a tidy profit at expense of B&M?
Key: I'm generalizing and stereotyping economic trends to make a point.