How to spend less on household gadgets

I have to admit that I am one of many people who have a problem with buying things they don’t necessary need. From makeup and clothes to different electronics around the house I tend to collect them all everywhere in my house, but I got better during time haha!

Household gadgets such as TVs and computers can be very expensive and what do you do if you are one of those who feel the need to change things up every once in a while? Don’t worry, there are ways to get creative and cut costs!  Here are just several ways to spend less on home tech!

Wait for the sales

You’ll find sales on gadgets throughout the year. Cyber Monday and the January Sales are two popular times for sales on household tech. Certain items meanwhile can be cheaper during certain times of the year. For example, you can get great deals on laptops in the back to school sales, whilst outdoor gadgets like lawnmowers and electric barbecues often go on sale over the winter when there’s reduced demand.  

Cut costs with coupons

Coupons can also allow you to get discounts on gadgets. You can find coupons at sites such as this one as well as in tech magazines. Some coupons may only be applicable to certain products and may have an expiry date, so bear this in mind.

Ask to buy the display model

You can also save money by asking to buy the display model in a store. These models are often discounted because they’re out of box and may have been handled by customers, however they’re often still in great condition. Be wary that some stores may only sell the display model if all other stock has been sold.

Shop for used electronics

Used electronics can also be a lot cheaper than brand new ones. There are shops that specialize in used electronics. It’s also possible to buy used electronics online at sites like Gazelle Make sure to always check the condition before buying – if you’re buying electronics such as smartphones and tablets from an independent seller online, make sure that images are supplied of the device turned on.

Try bidding sites online

You can also buy electronics for cheap by using bidding sites. This involves bidding against other users virtually. https://budgetboost.co/dealdash-review/ offers more information on these sites. Make sure to always use a credible website so that you’re not getting ripped off.  

Consider energy-efficiency

Household gadgets can also cost you money in the long run through energy consumption. When buying new gadgets make sure to research into the energy efficiency. Newer tech tends to be greener than older tech, however there could still be some older machines out there that are still fairly energy efficient. Taking extra measures such as unplugging gadgets when not in use can save you further money.

Know when to repair and not replace

A lot of people get rid of their household gadgets the moment they break, but in some cases they could be repaired for cheap. Some repairs such as replacing laptops screens can even be DIY-ed by watching YouTube tutorials online. As for items that are damaged beyond repair, you may still be able to sell them for parts.

Prioritize your needs

Finally, you should always consider your needs versus your wants when buying new gadgets. Prioritize your needs so that you’re not buying gadgets that are simply gimmicks. Of course, you can treat yourself now and again, but if you’re on a tight budget you’re probably best off not splurging on a 4K TV when your money could be more sensibly spent elsewhere.

What are your ways to save money and stop yourself from buying unnecessary things? Let me know in the comments down below!

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7 Comments

  1. February 25, 2019 / 1:40 PM

    Your advise here is great – I am moving house later this week and in need of some electrical items! If only it was time for Black Friday…

    • stralthy
      Author
      February 25, 2019 / 1:56 PM

      Haha! Unfortunately, for me, Black Friday is always when I don’t want to buy anything 😂😂

      • February 25, 2019 / 4:48 PM

        This is genuinely the same with me like 1000% of the time! I never want or need anything at the end of November and most of my Christmas shopping is usually always done by then away too! There’s a few Bank Holidays coming up so there should be some discount sofas going haha x

        • stralthy
          Author
          February 25, 2019 / 5:00 PM

          Haha! Happy shopping then! We don’t have this kind of holiday in my country though😢😂

          • February 25, 2019 / 5:49 PM

            Haha oh no! Here it a running joke that sofa retailers have a sale on basically all year around and there is extra money off when it is a holiday! x

  2. Geraldine
    February 23, 2019 / 2:42 AM

    These are all important and valid tips!! It may be hard to wwait but waiting for clearances are the best…plus the use of coupons! Thanks for the tips Anna!

    • stralthy
      Author
      February 23, 2019 / 10:04 AM

      Glad you liked it!

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