Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shopping Tips for those Electronic Savvy people on your list

I am usually the one wanting the tech gadgets and electronics in our home but my daughter is beginning to follow right along and asking for the latest electronics. The last couple of years has been fun hunting down deals so she can actually find some pretty cool electronics under the tree.

  • Find the actual features the gift receiver is interested in. You can spend alot of money on unnecessary features like Wifi on a device for someone that cannot access Wifi.
  • Learn as much as you can about the being requested by going to a store that allows you to play with test models. You don't need to be an expert but knowing the difference between an Ipad, Ipod and nano can save you lots of money.
  • Depending on the savviness of the gift receiver you can SOMETIMES get away with buying the older version of a certain electronic. This is where knowing a little about the item will help. Buying a DS lite for someone just interested in playing games will be less expensive than buying a DSi.
  •  Once you know what model and version you will need do some research on a site like Ebay. The first thing I look for is multiple listings for broken models This is a BAD sign that yours will break soon also. If there are not many then I like to check some listings for used items to see what the seller lists about the electronic such as likes or maybe dislikes.
  • Lastly check and compare prices. I like to compare prices in many ways such as online electronic stores, in local stores (Staples and Office Max), and on resell sites (ebay and Amazon). I watch these sites prices starting the end of summer or as soon as I know what electronic I will be needing and buy when the price seems to be lowest but at least the week following Thanksgiving to make sure I have it for gift giving.
  • If your still unsure or the budget doesnt allow for something the gift receiver really wants you can always give what you feel comfortable with in the form of a gift card so they can put that toward the gift they are wanting.  Also, giving something that would go with the gift (case or adapter) would be good as long as you know they will be getting the gift on there own or at a later time.
The main thing to remember is that gift giving is so much more than the lastest and most popular gadget.

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