USB prices may take an upward swing after the close of Chinese New Year. Many of the factories that produce the memory chips in flash drives have been on break during the national holiday and workers aren't set to return until the end of February.
Rumor has it the factories plan to raise prices after the New Year to slow demand for the popular storage devices in an attempt at buying time to catch-up on back-logged production.
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