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Most of us would be lying if we said that technology wasn’t a big part of our lives. Even if we try to resist it, there’s no getting away from the fact that tech is everywhere, and more often than not, it can be pretty useful. For example, you may use smart technology to heat your home, or you could use your smartphone to track your health and keep you on top of things. From an entertainment perspective, technology knows no bounds – everything from classic video games to virtual reality headsets are now on the market at our disposal.
But with all this technology comes one big downfall: the cost. None of the things mentioned above are cheap, and if you always like to have the latest and best products available, you could be looking at a pretty sizeable sum of money. But do you actually need to spend a fortune just to enjoy the technology you are accustomed to? Here are three ways you can save money on the tech you love without having to compromise on quality.
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Be Wary Of Contracts And Warranties
When you buy a new piece of tech such as a games console or a cell phone, the sales assistant may offer you the chance to opt into a contract or take out a warranty for the product right there on the spot. Most of the time, they will convince you that this is what will save you the most money in the long run – and in some cases, that may very well be the case. But it is also worth bearing in mind that you should never just take the first deal that is offered to you. Politely tell the sales assistant that you thank them for their advice, but you will do your own research on the matter and will then make a decision.
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Keep An Eye Out For Discounts
You don’t have to go direct to the manufacturer to get hold of the latest gadget or gizmo. Hundreds of high street retailers now have technology sections – and thanks to websites such as DontPayFull.com, you can usually find a discount code to get you some money off your much-coveted item. It may mean that you end up buying from a retailer you don’t normally use, and you may need to sacrifice a speedy delivery time. But if it saves you a bunch of money, it’s worth it, right?
Don’t Be Afraid Of Second Hand
So many of us are dismissive of second-hand tech goods – usually because we think they are broken in some way, and that’s why they are being sold second hand. In reality, very few second-hand goods are actually faulty, especially if they are being sold on by a reputable retailer. Make sure you buy from a seller who includes good photos of the piece of tech and ensure that they have a returns policy in case the worse happens and the product is faulty. Nine times out of ten, however, you should have no problem buying technology second-hand.
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