Household goods warning: Prices of everyday electricals have risen

According to new analysis, the cost of replacing everyday household goods is more expensive than two years ago. Consumers are having to pay more due to supply chain issues, research suggested. And while shoppers will want to bag a bargain, it is essential to buy reliable and durable electrical items. 

Price comparison website PriceRunner carried out the analysis using its own data, as well as commissioning a survey to find out the prices of household appliances which have increased. 

A washing machine typically costs £161 more than it did two years ago, while those replacing a cooker are going to be set back £334. 

Anyone in need of a new television can expect to pay £49 more, while a tablet is now £74 more expensive on average. 

Christine Gouldthorp, the consumer expert at PriceRunner, warned shoppers about rising prices and shared they may not return to normal this year. 

She said: “Looking at everyday consumer products such as digital cameras, washing machines and cookers, some of these have doubled in price over the past two years.

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Around three percent of participants said they have tried asking their employer for a pay rise in a bid to help with rising costs. 

The average price increases between April 2020 and April 2022, according to PriceRunner:

– Digital cameras: 60 percent or £268

– Washing machines: 49 percent or £161

– Monitors: 39 percent or £96

– Cookers: 27 percentor £334

– Tablets: 22 percent or £74

– Tumble dryers: 19 percent or £72

– Toys: 18 percent or £3

– Vacuum cleaners: 11 percent or £18

– Coffee makers: 10 percent or £7

– Speakers: 9 percent or £15

– TVs: 8 percent or £49

– Headphones and gaming headsets: 8 percent or £3

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