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Tips for purchasing a tech device as a gift

Updated on August 6, 2011
Tips for purchasing a tech device as a gift  Photo by kevinrosseel Morguefile.com
Tips for purchasing a tech device as a gift Photo by kevinrosseel Morguefile.com

Nowadays, people have a vast range of tech gadgets and probably this is the reason why they can be boundlessly diverse. You have to keep in mind several things when you decide to buy that ultra cool device. In fact, some of these tips could make the decision painfully difficult but they ultimately may turn out to be helpful for saving you time and money. Following are tips for selecting the ideal tech gadget as a gift. 


1. Price range.

This is perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind upon making the decision. You must have a clear idea about the exact price range your gadget must fall in between. You can just plan a dollar amount and then try your best to stay with that fixed amount. 


2. Need or greed.

You should also be aware of the needs of the gift receiver. Careful planning is required in order to avoid giving a gift which the receiver already possibly has.  A good idea is to kill two birds with a single stone. For instance, if you know a MP3 player is on the receiver’s wish list, why not get that hot cell phone with capabilities of MP3 instead of selecting just a single MP3 player? 


3. Market research.

Good  research on what is available on the market can also help you  make better  and more informative decisions. For instance, you must have some awareness about the hottest trends when it comes to  gadgetry. A good place to overview the latest coolest gadgets is to visit Gadget cool (http//ww.gadgetcool.com). This website is a good source for  previewing the latest  coolest tech gadgets all around. 

Another informative website is MSN tech and gadgets.  Also, shop around and read lots of reviews.  If the price range of your selected gadget is $100 than there is definitely a need to do some home work to find the lowest price. Do not buy the tech gadget on just the basis of rumors. Rather, make an informed  decision by reading  some professional reviews if you have some time to invest.


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Tips for purchasing a tech device as a gift Photo by missyredboots Morguefile.com
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4. Purchase.

At this stage you will be able to pick a gadget by keeping in mind the previous tips. Don’t ever try to just visit one store, rather shop around for the best bargain.  If you are price conscious then compare your gadget’s price with some other stores. Chances are high that the majority of retailers will charge different amount for the same gadget.

5. Warranty.

You must ask retailers about the gadget’s warranty and return policy before finalizing the tech gadget sale. If, an extended warranty is offered by the retailer a good piece of advice is to consider the purchase. The extended warranty indeed is ultimately cost effective since it will provide extended life to the tech gadget. 


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      Rpenafiel 

      7 years ago from United States

      Great tips! The gift giver should carefully note the needs and wants of the recipient of the gift so that he would be able to give the best possible gift.

    • Rpenafiel profile image

      Rpenafiel 

      7 years ago from United States

      Great tips! The gift giver should carefully note the needs and wants of the recipient of the gift so that he would be able to give the best possible gift.

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