5 Great Ways To Save Money On Electronics
Why Overpay For Electronics?
In the digital age, electronics are cheaper and easier to find than ever. They are also a crucial part of our life in modern society. Why overpay for them? If you’re on the market for some great electronics at a low price check out the 5 ways to get a great deal below!
1. Use An Online Store.
Definitely use the online store more and use the box stores less. The box stores have the cost of running the actual store plus keeping employees there even if they aren’t doing anything. That makes the costs of buying goods much more expensive in many cases. The box stores should be used to check on items to see how they would look and feel in your hand. For larger purchases you might want to even try the item out first just to see what it’s like before you commit to a larger purchase.
This isn’t necessary online as much with the return policy in most cases but if you return too many things you can get your account revoked.
Use Craigslist for large items like televisions as you can get those super cheap, particularly if the person is moving or losing their home. Ebay is good for certain items cheap, especially on an auction. Amazon is good for most everything else.
2. Buy Used and Get Older Models.
Definitely buy your items used and not new. In many cases the older models are just as good as the newer models and even better in many cases as they have been tested and proven. Personally I don’t even buy the latest model of anything as I find it to be a hassle in most of the cases. I wait until it’s been out for quite some time before I make a move.
I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 that I bought used and I still use it. It does all of the things I need it to do and it works wonderfully. I couldn’t ask for a better ph one for my needs and I didn’t blow a whole lot of money on it.
3. Get Two At Once.
Going with the second tip, it’s better to get your items used and then buy two of them if you need a backup. I often do this because I’m on the move a lot and I don’t like the down time. I find that when I do this in the rare case something goes wrong I always have an immediate backup. This has saved me in countless situations.
Phones are great to do this with. I buy two and on the off chance one acts up I’m still in business. Beats buying a new model and paying all sorts of fees and other ridiculous things on top of that.
4. Build Desktops but Buy Laptops Through Re-sellers (Especially If High End).
When it comes to computers you’re better off building them if you want something for performance. Even if you don’t it’s still a great learning experience. You save a lot of money and get much more power. For laptops go to a re-seller or get a laptop backed by them. You actually end up saving money and getting better customers service because the re-seller is better and handling customer service than the manufacturers generally are. They tend to be on the more technical side of things.
Some amazing gaming laptops are:
Sager: Consistently the best value price/performance wise and has a great cooling system. XoticPC generally handles them.
MSI: Great sound and another great and reliable system. More expensive than Sager. It costs money to advertise and they have to make a profit.
Asus: Great price and also a great company. You’ve probably heard from them from their motherboard selection.
5. Get Games Online Used or Use A Re-seller for PC.
For video games you’re better off getting those used online. I’ve done the GameStop route and it was cheaper than buying it new. However I would still pay like 30 bucks or so for the things I wanted. Online I was getting them for as low as $7! This is especially important for single player games as there often is no rush to get those new. If I want to get a game for the Playstation 4 or XBox One why go to the store when I can get them much cheaper online? Not to mention you don’t have to worry about silly store credit.
For PC players we have digital everything but sites like Cheapshark allow you to comparison shop between items to get what you want. Use the tools you have!
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