How to save on electronics and gadgets

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(Aug. 20, 2015) – Electronics are basically a must have for most people in today’s day and age. But things like phones, laptops and computers can be expensive.

However, you don’t have to pay full price. The first tip to saving on electronics is the most obvious: shop for products online.

It's often easier to compare products and pricing. You can also find promotional coupon codes. Whether it's online or not, keep an eye out for specials or discounts.

“We are having our bonus day event through this weekend. Essentially the more you spend, the more you get back via a gift card. So if you hit a $500 price point, you get a $50 gift card back in the mail. And that goes all the way up to spending $5,000,” said Ryan Wagner, the manager of Noblesville HH Gregg.

The deal is basically 10% back, and it applies for items not just in electronics, but throughout the store.

Another tip is to look for refurbished items.

Often used but fixed items are at heavily discounted prices. Most electronic outlets will have refurbished items available for sale. At Indy IPhone Repair, they fix phones and tablets or upgrade them.

“We will take a look at your electronic device that you bring in. And if it’s worth it to the customer to have it fixed, we will do it for a very competitive price. We also sell a lot of items and accessories for far less than a bigger store because we have very little overhead," said owner Jeffery Heller.

Here’s another great way to save money: you can purchase slightly older models, which are often not significantly different than the last model.

You’ll find those older models for as much as 50% off.

Also, don’t forget to sell your old devices. Many people don't even try to sell their old phones or laptops, but there are plenty of places that will buy them for good money as long as your electronic gadget is in good condition. You can then use this money to help pay for your desired upgrade.