Do you know what else is hard to find these days? Desks. The Associated Press reports that families who find themselves working and studying from home have had difficulty finding office furniture because it is in such high demand.
According to Rakuten Intelligence, sales of office furniture were up 283% in August compared to last year, a consumer tracking firm. Target, Amazon, Walmart, IKEA are all selling out of desks at record speed. The second-hand market is also thriving, and prices reflect that. Some consumers are taking to building their own, and we imagine many others are doing what we do and using their laptops from the couch cushions.