Want to know what you are going to be spending your money on in 2012? Dealnews.com researched and listed price adjustments that consumers can expect to see in 2012. Some increases seem almost customary, like ever-rising gas prices, while others, like a potential 25% hike on tap water, are bit more surprising.
Greater demand and fewer available airline seats will likely lead to higher ticket prices for flights next year.
Smartphones have quickly replaced budget friendly point-and-shoot cameras, so manufacturers and retailers are focusing more on higher-end digital SLRs.
There’s been a shortage of hard drives thanks to epic flooding in Thailand in 2011, and some retailers have actually been rationing hard drive–based products.
The consolidation of desktop features into monitor-integrated units — many with touchscreens — will drive desktop prices up in 2012.
Most retailers have reported that food prices are rising and those increases are being passed along to shoppers.
Mobile Data Plans
Data plans in the past have had a tendency to decline, but as carriers build out 4G and LTE services, and move away from unlimited plans, data is set to become more expensive in 2012.
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