3 Ways to Save Money when you Buy a Computer

If you’re like most people then you have a limited budget for buying a computer, but there are some easy ways to save money when buying a new computer. Of course, you should try to get as much computer for your money as possible, but with these simple tips it should be a breeze.

Below you will find 3 simple tips that anyone can use to save money when buying a new computer:

1. Shop till you Drop
No, we don’t mean buy anything you see, but shop around for the best deal you can find. Sounds pretty obvious aren’t it. But you will be surprised how many people don’t do it. So shop around, ask questions, compare prices and features, you’ll be surprised at how much money you can save by just shopping around!

2. Leave the extras
Of course you’ll want a complete system as possible, but a lot of the “extras” are totally unnecessary. Think about it. What do you really want and even more important which functions do you really need. An example: you don’t edit videos or playing games then why should you buy a high-end video card. Only use it to browse and type in Microsoft Word? Then a low-end video card will do, saving you a lot of money.

There are also a lot of complete systems sold with all kind of unnecessary software you will never use. In most cases you will pay for these so called “extras.” So ask for a better deal if you don’t need them.

3. Extended Warranty
In most cases you don’t need the extended warranties they offer. If you are not a “computer expert” it’s sound like a good idea, but in most cases you never need it. Of course it’s up to you, but I have never used it. In most cases something will fail during the “normal” warranty or many years later and then in most cases it’s much cheaper to a new computer. The technology is changing so rapidly that after two to three years a computer is considered old.

Bonus tip: Always ask for a discount or haggle for a better deal! Never accept the normal price. A store always has a certain margin on the price that they can lower. If they don’t want to lower the price then ask for something “extras” for free (an external hard disk for instance.)

Of course I know that some of you will feel uncomfortable to do this, but you have to remember that asking never have hurt someone. No you have, Yes you can get! So at least try it.

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