2016 is going to be a good year for all tech lovers, with all the new gadgets that will be launched, including the iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2, Samsung Galaxy S7, Nikon DSLR D5 camera and a list of goodies that goes on and on. If you’re not careful with your gadget shopping however, you might end up with a maxed out credit card or an empty bank account for the rest of the year – we don’t want that do we?
|New Technology Gadgets We Are Looking Forward To Using In 2016|
It’s fine to follow your passion in keeping up with the world of technology, but there are plenty of smart ways for you to both own new gadgets and save cash at the same time. How?
Don't be a hoarder
|Don't be a hoarder|
So you’re planning to buy the Apple Watch 2 this year. You know full well that it will feature iTunes, a FaceTime camera, built-in SIM card and other functions that make other smartphones and music players feel completely unnecessary.
Unless you’re sure that the item can fetch a high resale value in the collector’s market (e.g. antique cameras and the like) after some time, sell your unnecessary gadgets off to raise money. You’ll have less items to lug about and you’ll have more money to buy the gadgets that you want. You can even sell your used item online on sites like mudah.my!
Trade your own gadgets
Plenty of gadget stores offer the option where you can trade your old gadget and use its current market value to offset the new item’s full price. It’s quite a common practice in Malaysia, especially for smartphones and computers. Be sure to check with the store if they do in fact offer trade-ins, and we highly recommend you survey the value of your old gadget at a few stores before going through with the transaction.
Buy second hand items
|Buy second hand items|
It’s really not as bad as it sounds; plenty of people decide to sell off their pre-loved gadgets a few months or even weeks after their purchase for various reasons. You just need to really check on the condition of the item before buying it. Browse through sites like mudah.my or secondhand.my for your options.
Beware of counterfeit items and fraud sellers, though. Make sure all transactions are done via cash on delivery and face to face in a safe and open area. Besides, you too would want to check the conditions of the item and test it out before you buy it, no Learn how to shop safe online from a post in this website here!
There are some other awesome smart ways for us to both own new gadgets and save cash at the same time in coming post. Do stay tuned !