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Cars, refrigerators and other purchases that Americans are putting off because of inflation

Cars, refrigerators and other purchases that Americans are putting off because of inflation

With inflationsupply chain issues and the war in Ukraine, many Americans are deciding that buying that new car, flashy treadmill, or big vacation they’re planning can wait.

People are adjusting their shopping habits as they face price increases affecting everything from shopping to groceries to home Heating bills. Prices are rising in part due to ongoing supply chain issues, which are also making some goods harder to find due to delays at global ports and shipping channels. During this time, the conflict in Ukraine disrupts global markets, sows the seeds of economic uncertainty and sends skyrocketing gasoline prices.

All of these factors are stretching household budgets and as a result consumers are foregoing larger, non-essential purchases in the hope that prices will eventually come down. Here are the purchases most often delayed, according to a new investigation of more than 2,200 people conducted last month by Morning Consult.



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