Looking for a new computer? Overwhelmed by all the options available to you? Pressure from the high costs of computers nowadays?
For most people, buying a new computer is not as stressful as buying a new car. It doesn’t have to be that expensive either. If you’re like most people and you have a limited budget to buy a computer, try to get as many computers as possible for your money.
Here are 3 easy ways to save money when buying a new computer.
1) Shop around for the best deal.
Sounds pretty straightforward. But many people don’t realize they don’t need the fastest, most expensive computer with the “extras”. If you’re already using an older computer, even the cheapest new computer will be a huge upgrade. If you don’t know much about computers, you can learn a lot by shopping around. Ask lots of questions, compare prices, compare features, and then find the best price. Shop at your local electronics store and find the best deals online. You will be amazed at how much you can save by shopping around!
2) Install your own “extras”
Many of the computers you find in a store have a lot of additional software already installed. While this is simple, it is certainly not the best way to save money. While many of these items look good, you don’t always need them. You can often find better deals by shopping separately for your software extras (such as word processor, antivirus, pop-up blocker, spyware removal, games, etc.). And you can get some for free. So before you buy a “fully loaded” computer, ask yourself if you really need all the extras, then shop around to see if you can afford a smaller computer.
3) Don’t buy an extended warranty
If you are not a computer “technician,” the extended warranties offered by computer stores often feel like a no-brainer. But who wants to worry about paying for the service on the computer after purchase. But keep in mind that most computers come with a warranty, and most computer problems will occur at the beginning (if you still have the warranty) or later (when this new computer will be cheaper to buy). Technology changes very quickly these days. So consider whether it’s worth the high price of the extended warranty. And if you really think you need an extended warranty, get it at a lower price. Not all retailers will discuss warranties, but some will. And whether you buy an extended warranty or not, make sure to back up all your files from time to time, that’s it!
If you have an unlimited budget, you can count yourself lucky. And if you’re doing business on a computer, make sure you’re getting what you need while trying to keep costs down. In any case, buy something that doesn’t suit you.
We hope you will find these tips useful and enjoyable with computer shopping.