Looking to buy a new computer?
Overwhelmed with all the options at your disposal?
Are you stressed out by the high cost of computers today?
For most people, buying a new computer doesn’t have to be as stressful as buying a new car. It doesn’t have to be that expensive either. If you are like most people and have a limited budget to buy a computer, then you should try to get as many computers as possible for your money.
Here are 3 easy ways anyone can save money by buying a new computer:
1) Compare prices to find the best deal.
It seems pretty obvious. But many people don’t realize that they don’t need the fastest, most expensive computer with the most “extras.” In fact, if you’re already using an older computer, even the least expensive new computer will be a great upgrade. If you don’t know much about computers, you can learn a lot by shopping. Ask lots of questions, compare prices, compare features and find the best price. Shop at your local electronics store and look for the best deals online. You will be amazed at how much money you can save by shopping!
2) Install your “extras”
Many computers that you will find in a store already have a lot of additional software installed. While this is convenient, it is not always the best way to save money. Also, while many of these extras sound good, you don’t always need them. You can often find better deals by purchasing your software extras (such as a word processor, antivirus, pop-up blocker, spyware remover, games, etc.) separately. And some of these can be obtained for free. So before you buy the “fully charged” computer, ask yourself if you really need all the extras, then shop around to see if you can buy a scaled-down computer and get the extras for a lot less.
3) Don’t buy an extended warranty
Unless you’re a computer “technician,” the extended warranties offered by computer retailers often seem like a good idea. After all, who wants to bother with paying for the service on a computer after buying it. But keep in mind that most computers come with a warranty, and most computer problems will happen earlier (when the warranty is still in effect) or much later (when it might be cheaper to buy a new computer). ). Technology changes very quickly these days. So, consider whether or not the inflated price of the extended warranty is worth it. And, if you really feel like you need the extended warranty, ask to buy it at a lower price. Not all retailers will negotiate the warranty, but some will. And whether you buy the extended warranty or not, be sure to regularly back up all of your files, just in case!
If you have an unlimited budget, consider yourself lucky. And if you’re in the IT business, make sure you get what you need by trying to keep the price low. At any price, buying something that doesn’t suit your needs is not a good deal.
Hope you find these tips helpful and have a great computer purchase!