Looking to update your phone but afraid of spending too much money on it? keep reading to find out who to find the best deals
Getting a new phone right now is not how it used to be. Now there are so many options on the market, depending on price, technology, practicality, etc. Which makes it harder when it comes to making a decision and not getting carried away by the most expensive ones.
One important thing to keep in mind is when to buy a new phone. Sometimes timing is everything. For example, when a company launches a new phone this one is going to be at its highest during that time, waiting for a little longer to buy it would be a smart idea. There are also different times during the year when deals come up and is cheaper to look for them, like Black Friday or Christmas.
YouTube personality Carl Prouty has his own opinion about timing:
“The longer you can hold off buying the product, the more money you’re going to save.
The manufacturers try to get what they can out of the early adopters and then once they’re done buying, sellers have to cater to the people who are maybe on the fence that could be swayed by a drop in prices.”
Another very important question you need to ask yourself is if indeed you need a new phone or you're just dying to get a new one because you got bored with yours. Thinking about the features you use the most and the ones you would like to improve in your phone is a good way of figuring out, whether you should get a new one or maybe wait for a little longer.
These are some of the features you should be looking into:
- Screen size
Now comes the most important question, where to buy it! back in the day, the easiest way was to purchase them through our carriers but not anymore. Fortunately, it is now possible to buy them unlocked and the majority of cellphone companies allow you to get them on their websites with sales and deals.
Many big box stores and discount clubs also sell phones and offer sales, rebates, gift cards with purchase, plus more deals. Sometimes the pricing differs between online and in-store, so shop around. Often, stores will price-match their online prices if you ask.