Power outages generate sales

LAST month’s 48-hour power outage in Port Lincoln has triggered a huge increase in generator sales as people prepare for potential future blackouts.

Danny Bartlett of Eyre Trading said the business had sold more generators in the past two weeks than in the past 10 years.

He said the business had not been able to keep up with demand.

Mr Bartlett said they were placing orders for more generators every day or two and they were selling before they arrived.

The business sold out of floor stock on September 28 after the power went out initially and over the next two days 90 per cent of customers who came in wanted to buy a generator.

“With a lot of talk about the state of the electricity infrastructure, people are expecting more outages, particularly coming into summer and they’re planning ahead.”

He said some people were spending their loss of power grant money on a generator so they were better prepared for next time.

Eyre Trading has seen a huge increase in generator sales in the past few weeks.

Eyre Trading has seen a huge increase in generator sales in the past few weeks.

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