Are you ready to start buying used electronics? If so, keep these handy tips in mind so that your family can play and still save.
First, think about buying refurbished systems online or in stores when buying electronics. You don’t have to buy electronics off Craigslist to get a good discount. Some online stores, mall stores and department stores offer deals on used systems. These systems have been repaired and are good as new. You can save 50% or more when you start buying electronics that were pre-owned.
Online stores also offer bigger discounts over retail stores. Retail management is far more concerned about making front-end profit than making new customers. Regardless of what store you choose for buying electronics, beware of purchasing extended warranties. Most electronics systems work for years on end without a problem.
Last but not least when buying electronics, do a comprehensive study of each system. Determine what features you need and what features you will actually use. For example, don’t go buying electronics like a PS3, or those new TrueHD Surround Sound speakers, if you can’t think of specific reasons why you want them. You may be satisfied buying electronics like an Xbox, Wii or Dolby Digital compatible speakers—which cost 50% less than the products you’re eyeing.
Remember, you don’t have to break the bank to bring new entertainment into your home.