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We all want to keep up with the ever changing trends in technology. However keeping up with those trends can be costly! Here are a couple of tips for being a frugal technology consumer and still getting what you want.
Wait to Purchase
Many people go out as soon as a new or updated piece of technology is released to the public. Some people wait in line overnight to be one of the first to get it! If you want to be frugal with your technology shopping, the best thing to do is to wait a few weeks, even a month or two before you buy it. That way, you may be able to get the item at a reduced priced than when it was first released. Waiting to buy the item also lets you assess whether or not you really need it.
Search for a Bargain
Another way to save money is to wait for yearly sales. If you go out and buy the first one you see, then chances are you will not be getting the best price for the item. Depending on what time of year the item is released, you may have to only wait a few weeks before stores hold sales. It’s a buyer’s market, so look around and do your homework to find the best price available for you.
Make sure you look in both small and large retailers, and always ask if the store clerk can do you a deal. Don’t be embarrassed doing this. There is no harm in asking and the worst thing they can say is ‘no’.