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The death of the computer fair – a slow but permanent change

There have been a lot of reports recently about the ‘hollowing out’ of the UK high street. With brands such as Barretts, Thorntons and HMV all calling in the administrators or reporting dire trading figures, people are beginning to question the future of the UK high street. Indeed with one in every ten pounds now being spent online and with this being projected to grow to two pounds in every ten pounds, it is a good time to question the future of the UK retail sector.

When it comes to the laptop parts industry exactly the same trends are occurring, albeit more quickly. Ten years ago the computer fair was a significant local event, often held on a Sunday in the local sports hall. It is likely that if you used to have a fair operating near to you, you will no longer find it running. As with general retail, the pressure being put on these fairs by online sellers has been tremendous.

The sourcing of laptop parts is now almost exclusively done online. With better choice, cheaper prices, more convenience and more information people have turned their backs on computer fairs. Ebay has been a huge driving force behind this, however many independent websites have sprung up to service this demand. Laptop Power UK is the leading laptop spares distributor with next day deliveries offered on all laptop chargers, laptop batteries, laptop screens and laptop keyboards purchased from our online store.

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