You’ve just spent a couple of hours browsing the electronics section of a big-box electronics store.
The selection is impressive, with the best-selling gadgets and electronics available for just a few bucks a pop.
If you’ve ever shopped at the store, you probably noticed something odd: the selection of electronics is a little sparse.
Even though you’ve made a good purchase, the electronics are just too far apart, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The study, published today in Science Advances, analyzed sales data from 899 retail outlets across the United States.
The study found that just 8 percent of retail outlets sold the most expensive electronics items, and that the lowest-priced items were typically made of aluminum and plastic.
“The retail inventory of high-end electronics is limited, and even the most well-designed electronics can be difficult to find at any given time,” the researchers wrote in the study.
As you can imagine, finding a bargain can be a challenge, and many shoppers feel the same way.
The research found that most consumers don’t know how to navigate a store’s electronics section, and most of them often feel confused by the assortment of gadgets.
“When people are not sure what to buy, they are often tempted to make an impulse purchase, like a cheap camera or TV,” the study authors wrote.
They also found that consumers who have a hard time deciding between a lot of different items tend to skip the lowest priced items.
“Our findings show that when consumers are uncertain about what to get, they may skip the best of the best, while still getting the best value,” the authors wrote in their study.
“It’s easy to become lost in the clutter and feel confused and overwhelmed by the variety of electronics available at any one time.”
This can be particularly true when it comes to expensive electronics like computers, cellphones and TVs.
For instance, the study found a lot more expensive items were sold in electronics sections at Best Buy than they were at Walmart.
To find the best deals on electronics, shoppers should focus on a couple things: The best price for the item is the lowest and the best product features are clearly labeled.
Make sure you’re buying the most powerful, high-quality product possible, and avoid high-priced electronics that don’t have all the features that the rest of the store has to offer.