For years, I've noticed "trends" that business's go through. The current trend seems to be: "Grab all the cash that you can before the economy collapses". I've seen others on the Nightly Business News saying the same thing. Also rumors going around that "business people" are predicting that the economy will tank in the 3rd quarter of this year - and they all want to have lots of cash by then.
All my life I've heard people talk about repairing instead of buy new. I think that the margin between repairing and buying new is getting narrower.