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Bosch appliance shortage: 2022 update
Updated: Oct 18, 2022
According to our industry insiders, many appliance manufacturers are still reporting availability issues across most product categories. While some categories are improving, shortages of key components will likely cause delays for the foreseeable future.
What's the hold up with Bosch?
Semiconductors, materials which have a conductivity between conductors (generally metals) and nonconductors or insulators (such as most ceramics), are in short supply. Combine this with high demand for Bosch appliances and you have a perfect storm for delays.
However, we have seen a reduction in demand the past few months due to consumers shifting their spending from goods to services. This shift is likely due to having spent so much on electronics and furniture during the pandemic. They now have the opportunity to travel and eat out again post pandemic, with higher costs in doing so.
So when will Bosch appliances be readily available again?
Bosch availability issues will likely continue until at least the 3rd Quarter of 2023. The shortages fluctuate almost daily depending on the product, but it is still recommended to allow yourself 3 months to 6 months if you’re planning on purchasing. If you see a Bosch appliance in stock, buy it immediately.
Are these supply chain issues affecting the entire industry?
Bosch isn’t the only manufacturer experiencing availability issues. Frigidaire has a message to their customers that reads “As a result of both very strong demand for our appliances and the global supply chain shortages, some of our appliances are experiencing a fulfillment delay. We truly understand the impact this may have on you and are working closely with our suppliers so we can deliver your order as quickly as possible.”
It’s also being reported that Miele isn’t even taking orders from appliance retailers for residential dishwashers.
Please keep checking back in with Big Box Appliance Reviews as we will keep updating these availability issues as we learn more.
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