Big-Ticket Tech Propping Up Sales

But aren't expensive buys particularly vulnerable to tight budgets?

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The slowing economy is hitting electronics, but not as badly as some had feared, say market analysts at NPD Group. Sales in September were down 2 percent over a year ago, but big-ticket items kept them from dropping even further.

Large, flat-panel TVs and high-end digital SLR cameras saw dollar sales jump about 10 percent.

Decent news in a bleak economy. But I have to wonder how long it can last. Don't the most expensive buys get delayed when budgets get tight? How about yours?