I was thinking more about the demise of Anki. An article showed up today discussing a precipitous decline of DSLR camera sales. In the area of 25 to 30 percent in March and probably further back. Canon seems to be especially concerned.
Are we looking at the start of a new shakeup in retail? Are consumers pulling back despite what the federal government may say? In my former business, we ended up with most major manufacters being sold off to distributors. Then most distributors going out of business. Radio control was left primarily with only Horizon Hobby. They purchased a company called Hobbico out of bankruptcy. Hobbico was known as Great Planes and the owner of several top brands.
People will tell you that hobby and toy companies are going out of business because of an increasing demand for video games. I don’t have data on this. I did want other people here to speculate with me. What do people feel are all the reasons behind this swift and devastating downturn in purchases? To me it is worrisome. I have seen several sectors that, while they didn’t vanish, severely contracted and are limping along on life support.