4 Ways To Save Money On New Tech
That new phone is out, and you want it. Your washing machine has packed up, and you’re thinking about that smart one you saw on the TV
21:12 09 September 2020
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Technology, we all love it, but we don’t always love the price of it. Quite frankly, technology is expensive, and that can be a huge barrier when it comes to upgrades. With the average high-end smartphone now topping out at £1100+ and the average UK wage only hitting around the £25k mark, it can seem like we’ll be saving up so long that by the time we buy that new gadget it’s out of date.
So, here are four excellent ways you can save money on your next gadget or technology purchase without resorting to an expensive credit card!
You’ve heard it before, but that’s because it’s a great way to buy new technology! Searching online for discount codes and coupons can be laborious, but there are a few websites that list many coupons form major retailers.
From John Lewis discount codes to other big-name brands, on everything from the latest smartphone to a new washing machine, you can always find a great deal and rarely ever need to pay full price!
Buying used tech doesn’t sound like much fun, but for some things, it makes perfect sense. You may want the latest phone every year it comes out, and that’s ok, but if you can wait, you can always pick it up at an absolute bargain in many places online and on the high street.
Just be careful to always get tech from a reputable supplier and thoroughly check it. If you’re buying from somewhere like Facebook Market Places, keep your eye out for the many scams that plague online selling.
It’s, unfortunately, a sad fact of life that many of our gadgets and appliances are just not built to last anymore. The average life of a dishwasher may only be a few years at most, and we all know how depleted a smartphone battery is after a few hundred charge cycles.
Getting gadget and appliance cover could mean you get a new-for-old replacement when your appliance inevitably breaks down. This is a great way to get an upgrade that is brand new without having to fork out a fortune!
Buy Energy Efficient
Energy-efficient gadgets and appliances may seem more expensive to begin with, but the money-saving opportunities in the long run, aren’t to be sniffed at. Added to that, well-respected brands like Beko and Samsung are really built to last, so you’re getting an investment for many years to come.
Energy efficiency isn’t just about saving energy to save your wallet either. More energy-efficient appliances like dishwashers and washing machines tend to work on cooler washes or with less water saving you money on your electricity bills and water bills, as well as saving the planet!