Money saving tips for buying technology are important when you are a small business owner like many bloggers. Without technology, you probably do not have much of a business. But purchasing technology can quickly get expensive. Are there ways you can save money when purchasing your techy gear? Absolutely. Just follow a few of the easy tips below.
These warranties increase the cost of the product, often by a significant amount. Unless you are someone who is reckless with their gadgets, chances are slim that you will ever need it. Most repairs can be taken care of by local repair shops for much cheaper than the cost of the warranty itself. Not to mention that most devices will be replaced due to being outdated long before anything goes wrong with them.
As consumers, we have been trained to associate high cost with high quality. But, when it comes to technology, this price is usually just a part of their branding, not a reflection of their quality. This is particularly true when it comes to items such as cables and headphones. With cables, always go cheap. With headphones, midrange is best.
Believe it or not, refurbished items often go through more rigorous testing before going to market than new items. This means that you are likely getting a better product and a better price. Additionally, many of these are sold with a warranty included in the purchase price.
Not only do these items tend to go on sale for back-to-school, they are also part of the tax-free holidays in most areas. Yes, this means waiting, but the deals are often good enough to make it worth it.
Which of these tips will you be trying?