Big-Ticket Tech Propping Up Sales

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


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?