Students with gadgetsThere’s no denying it, when it comes to the latest technology products, we all want to get our hands on the most recent innovations.

However, the hottest mobiles phones, tablets and laptops are all rather expensive, which means that getting them all is simply not possible for most people. If you really want the latest models, you’re going to have to find ways to save money. Luckily, we have a few tips to help.


Mobile phone contracts

So it might seem like one of the oldest tricks in the book, but mobile phone contracts are still extremely relevant when it comes to obtaining the most impressive new models on the market.

Most contract deals will either offer you a brand new phone as part of the package, will subsidise the fee, or will allow you to spread the cost of payment with little or no interest accrued.

Therefore, a mobile phone contract allows you to benefit from all the latest technological features, without such a massive impact on your bank account.

Refurbished products

So you might not be able to get the very latest technology through this method, but you can pick up some amazing bargains on quality items.

Apple has one of the best refurbished stores online, offering some incredible products at a much lower cost than you’d find in the high street.

The products have been repaired by Apple experts and are then resold to the public. The item works just as well as a new model and it comes with a one-year standard warranty should it go wrong.

Whether it’s an iPad, an iPhone or a Macbook you are after, buying a refurbished model could be a great way to save on great technology.


Trade-in your old model

If it’s an upgrade on tech you’re after, don’t just shove the old version into a cupboard, drawer or junk room. It could be worth a lot more to you than just filling up space.

There are a number of websites that will offer great cash for your old technology, whether this is mobile phones, laptops or MP3 players.

With the money recouped from your old tech, you can put it toward the cost of a brand new model. It’s a pretty elegant solution.

Shop around

It might be a bit of an exhausting process, but shopping around could really see you saving a lot of money on your desired tech.

However, there is an easy way to do a quick search of the online stores. The Google Shopping function acts as a useful price comparison site. Just type in the name of the product you want and the search engine finds the best deals from a number of different outlets.

It saves time and minimises the hassle of constantly clicking. You might be surprised at some of the deals you can find.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Peter has received many accreditation’s including many from the Times Online. As founder of You Could Save (2005) and What Stationers (2007) Peter regularly helps consumers and national organisation ‘save money’. He believes that the only successful way to bring people together online is to provide an open marketplace where people can all work together in a friendly, unbiased environment. You can contact Peter Millikin either through his Google+ account or via his websites.

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