Over the past few years, we had been subjected to numerous policies and circumstances that in turn increased the price of our precious PC Hardware, but the last few weeks have been immensely kind as the stock shortage is improving, companies are reducing the prices, and few other beneficial factors have been observed.
However, the most latest one revolves around the Import Tariffs imposed by the US government. The stringent policies that were enacted a little over a year ago have now been revoked, so PCBs being imported from China will no longer be subjected to 7.5 up to 25% of additional duties. This aforementioned policy was implemented back in January of last year, so it was one of the few reasons why the MSRP of Motherboards and Graphic Cards shot up.
Even though this increases the overall margin for manufacturers, it remains to be seen if they will actually reduce the prices for consumers as no one wants to give up on some extra markup.
Furthermore, this policy is far more influential on Motherboards than GPUs as the demand for these didn’t exponentially skyrocket unlike the latter, but we remain to be hopeful that this reduces the price even by a menial margin as a river consists of droplets.
We expect that we’ll observe an equilibrium around May-June when it comes to demand and supply, which in turn should bring the prices closer to the