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What Everyone Should Know when Buying a Computer

For millions of people Black Friday and Cyber Monday is the time to do some serious Christmas shopping even before the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone! Learn everything that you need to know before buying a computer during the holiday season.

While Black Friday started as a day of sales in North America, and has since spread globally. The event has become so popular that it now lasts the entire weekend, followed by Cyber Monday, which is focused on discounts on products ordered online. In fact, the event became so huge in recent years that deals are now running throughout the whole of November and into December.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the best time to grab some amazing tech deals. Whether you’re looking for a new laptop, tablet or a PC, here are some important tips for buying tech on Black Friday and Cyber Monday:

1. Be Smart and Shop Online.
Online Shopping

While some might find excitement in the classic Black Friday imagery of shoppers camping out and then making a mad scramble for the electronics department, we suggest that unless you belong to that group of people, stay home and make used of the advances in technology in order to shop in a more civilized way: By clicking on the refresh button again and again until you finally see the deal you’ve been waiting for. No, seriously, stay home and use the internet.

2. Be Flexible About Brand and Model.
Computers

Sometimes you can find an incredibly good deal on a product if you’re willing to compromise by being flexible, especially when it come hardware. In addition, don’t buy a product simply because it’s from a well known manufacturer. Don’t forget to read up on the product you’re buying, even good manufacturers make bad products sometimes, and it’s worth to real reviews before you make a purchase.

3. Don’t Believe Everything You’re Told.
Sale

Always check for the market value of the product you’re interested in. Just because a computer is labeled as on sale, that doesn’t mean you’ll be getting it at a significantly cheaper price than you would have gotten it yesterday or the next week. Also many of the deals you’ll see on Black Friday and Cyber Monday are on previous generation products that retailers simply want to get rid of. That doesn’t mean they are not a good buy, but it’s worth checking the specification against more recent devices.

4. Stay Vigilant But Don’t Rush Things.
Buying a Tablet

Quantities are often limited and the best deals sell out within hours or even minutes of being posted online. Stay on top of that and try to be quick, however, don’t buy on a whim. It’s easy to be tempted by bargains, but you’re not saving any money at all if you’re buying something you probably won’t use. Make a list of what you hope to find ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, then look for deals on only those products on the day.

5. Don’t Forget You Still Have To Pay.
Online Shopping

Don’t buy anything that you can’t afford, and be careful how you pay. Purchasing on credit cards is convenient and offers extra protection than does buying with a debit card, but if you’re not going to immediately pay back that money then you may end up out of pocket in the long run. PayPal is a great option for making secure payments, one offered on our site, by the way!

You can find more about avoiding bad deals on this video:

Shop smart, good people!
The Stuccu Team

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