Tech demand soars in Harvey computer store

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Oliver Weedon, 7, and his dad Daryl from Coast Country Computers.
Camera IconOliver Weedon, 7, and his dad Daryl from Coast Country Computers. Credit: Briana Fiore

A Harvey computer store has been inundated with customers in need of webcams and headsets, as people work from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coast Country Computers owner Daryl Weedon said the demand for headsets had risen exponentially.

He said he would normally sell 50 headsets in one year, however he had already exceeded that number in just over a month.

“As soon as people were instructed to work from home, they came in to get the technology and equipment for online meetings and conference calls,” Mr Weedon said.

“I probably only sold about 10 webcams in a year and then all of a sudden I sold 40 in a week.” However, Mr Weedon said 90 per cent of his stock came from China, which meant he was unable to restock certain items.

He said he was looking at alternatives and hoped to fully restock soon.

Along with the spike in webcams and headsets, Mr Weedon said he had also repaired many old laptops.

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