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8 Ways to Save Money on Electronics

Updated on November 2, 2022

In today's economy, saving money can be a pretty nifty thing. For some, living frugally and saving money is a natural thing to do and something they've always done. For others, being frugal is an entirely new concept and some people have no idea where to begin. Well, if you're one of those people, start here. This is part five in a series of money saving tips -- for more tips on saving even more money, see the rest of Isabella Snow's Frugal Living Series.

1. Get a laser jet printer

If you are someone who prints a lot of paperwork, a laser jet printer is far more cost effective than a traditional printer. Not only does the laser jet print faster, it doesn't require the constant purchasing of cartridges.

2. Replace your All-In-One with a scanner.

Assuming you already have a suitable printer, it would be cheaper to scan/copy your images with a cheap (but quality) scanner and print them on your laser printer. This saves so, so much money for me. That, and I don't have to worry about buying a new All-In-One when one aspect of it stops functioning.

3. Repair your computer instead of replacing it

Sometimes it's cheaper to buy a new computer than to service it, but at least consult with someone before you shell out more cash for a new computer. Sometimes it's very easy and very cheap to fix a computer problem.

4. Get a mobile phone through your service provider.

Many mobile phone companies offer good phones for FREE if you sign up for one of their service packages.

5. Get a digital camera.

Digital cameras are very affordable now. If you're someone who takes a lot of pictures, it would be cheaper for you to have a digital camera than a traditional one. Not only would you save quite a bit on printing pictures, you can get them onto your computer without needing to scan them first.

6. Use rechargeable batteries.

This will save you a lot of money. It's good to have spare traditional batteries on hand for emergency purposes, of course, but its the rechargeables that will save you money.

7. Buy a power surge protector strip for your electronics.

A power surge can destroy your electronics if they are not protected. These are not expensive! If you don't have one, get one!

8. Buy an uninterruptible power supply for your computer.

If you live in an area where you lose power from time to time, a UPC is a fantastic way to insure your computer. They are not expensive -- but replacing your computer could be, if it breaks as a result. There's a reason you're not supposed to just switch your computer off while it's doing something. If the power goes out, that's precisely what happens. A UPC is a battery backup system/power surge protector that keeps your computer on for a few minutes so you can safely shut it down. Priceless if you need your computer to last!


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