IMHO., that is their only option, but if I am an electronic manufacture, trying to keep my supply line open, when I hear the futures market is belly up, then I won't bother buying future deliveries. Word gets out quick.
Incredibly, during one of the most intense, politically charged months of my lifetime...silver has gone precisely NOWHERE in the past month. Rigged elections, massive instability in government, capitol invasions, a second impeachment, etc. Silver doesn't care.
...and still it has outperformed gold(which dropped) during the same period. The metals get monkey hammered by manipulators with their paper frauds the second they get any traction at all.