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Sep 21

How to save money on your technology

That technology is such an integral part of modern life seems like a cruel joke. There’s only so far in life we can get without it, yet if we want to have all the tools we need to be a bona fide member of the 21st century, then we need to part with a lot of cash. Or so conventional goes. In fact, there are many ways to save money on your technology, as we’ll see below. If your tech purchases are eating up too much of your cash, take a read!

 

Do You Really Need It?

There are some people who always have the latest and best pieces of tech kit, but to these people, it’s more a fascination with technology than a need for it that prompts the purchase. Before you, say, replace a laptop, it’s worthwhile thinking about what you’re going to be using it for. You might be drawn towards buying an Apple laptop, but if you’re just planning on browsing the web and watching videos, then it’ll be a bit overkill for your needs. Buy the equipment you need, not to what’s shiniest and in fashion.

 

Fixing and Updating Your Current Pieces

Sometimes, it can feel like you have no other choice other than to buy a new piece of kit, be it a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, because your current model is broken or running too slowly. However, studies have shown that machines that are thrown away “because they’re not working” really aren’t broken at all. They just need to be updated or altered in some way. If you’re not tech-minded and wouldn’t know where to begin when it comes to fixing items, take it to a professional to take a look. It’ll be a minor inconvenience but might just save you the cost of buying a replacement.

 

Looking for Deals

If you’re always buying the new piece of technology on the first day they arrive in store, then, yes, you’re going to have a large bill. However, if you’re willing to wait a little while, you’ll find that you can make great savings on high-quality machines. If you make the most of Currys and PC World vouchers, you can save even more money. If you shop at the right time and make the most of other promotions, you can comfortably knock off a big percentage of the cost…without even doing that much.

 

Sell Your Old Devices

You might be ready to upgrade your device, but that doesn’t mean the one you’re currently using is worthless. Some devices, such as iPhones and MacBooks, hold their value really well, and can be sold for a decent amount of cash. It won’t cover the cost of the upgrade entirely, but it will make it much more manageable.

 

Non-Brand Options

Finally, remember that you don’t always have to go for the most famous brand you can find, especially when it comes to accessories. There’s little difference between a budget HDMI cable and one made by the big brands, for instance!

 

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