Are You Getting the Best Price on Your Electronic Purchases?
|February 29, 2012||Posted by admin under Technology||
I’ve always wondered if people look around for the best prices when they are planning to make a purchase. I’m sure that there are some people out there that don’t have to worry about saving any money or that are spur of the moment buyers, but I’m thinking that the majority of people want and need to save money. Most people want a bargain or the best price when they decide to buy something.
The reason I’m bringing this up is that I was in a discount electronics store called Micro Center today. I overheard a man talking to a store representative about monitors. Eventually the man decided to buy two Acer 23″ LCD Monitors. The Acer monitors at Micro Center cost $169.00 each. The reason I paid any attention, was because I had just purchased the same monitor online at Newegg for $109 with free shipping.
If this man was buying the monitors because of price ($169 for a 23″ monitor isn’t bad), then why didn’t he shop around a little better? With the money he could have saved by shopping around he would have been able to buy three of these monitors for the price he paid for two.
I know, when you buy online you don’t get the item right away. You will have to wait anywhere from three to five days before it arrives at your doorstep. Personally I think it’s well worth the wait. Wouldn’t you rather save $60 plus dollars if you were making a big purchase?
Another problem with buying online is that you can’t see the item you are buying. One way to solve this problem is go to the local electronics store and check out the item. Best Buy is one place I will go if I’m interested in seeing exactly how an item looks. It doesn’t hurt if you’re kind of an electronics geek, because you like going to stores to see hands on what kind of new gadgets are out there.
The best thing to do before making a final purchase is to go online and see where you can buy the item the cheapest. Not only that, but it doesn’t hurt to do a search for a coupon. Many times coupons are available online that will save you even more money. Why pay full price when somewhere out there you can find a deal?
Just think what you can do with the money you save. With the way prices have been going up at the grocery store and the gas pump you need to make wise decisions about your spending. Shop around. It won’t take you long to do, and you’ll feel better about your purchases.