When buying a new gadget, you want to get it for the lowest price. There are a couple of techniques to know that the item you are getting is at its lowest price. There are a couple of sites to visit before purchasing your gadget.
How do you know when you have the best price on an item?
Check the deals site – Sometime checking different sites that report on deals can help you find deals on items you are planning to buy. What you thought was a good deal could be not as good as other people are reporting. Please check the Best Sites To Look For Deals post for websites that can help you find deals.
Google Shopping – Checking multiple stores can help you know if you are getting the best prices on the items you are purchasing. Google Shopping aggregates multiple stores and can tell you which store has the best prices on the item you are planning to purchase. Though Google has announced that they are changing their model, so the mileage may change later on.
CamelCamelCamel (for Amazon) / CamelBuy (for Best Buy) / CamelEgg (for Newegg) – With sites like Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg, prices on items are always fluctuating. Using sites like CamelCamelCamel, CamelBuy and CamelEgg can be helpful in identifying when it is the right time to purchase the product. CamelCamelCamel, CamelBuy and CamelEgg shows you a chart identifying the varying price change over a period of time. Additionally, signing up for the site will allow you to be alerted when a item selected has reached under a set price.
Decide.com – As newer and newer models are being released, knowing when to buy is a valuable tool. Decice.com helps you know when to buy. Decide.com uses a mix of reviewers, prediction, and price mapping to rate whether or not to buy the item and uses a rating system ranging from 1 to 100, with 100 meaning to buy the item now.
Unfortunately there are not a lot of coupons for gadgets and consumer electronics. Though, once in a while, there are times where a store offer discount on an item purchased at the store. Here are some websites that can help you find coupons that may help you get a discount.
RetailMeNot – This website does one thing and does it well. It aggregates printable coupons and coupon codes for various brick and mortar stores and various online retailers. It will also tell you what the coupon is, when the coupon was posted, how long since it was successfully uses, and whether or not if it works.
SlickDeals – Not only it is a really good site to look for deals, it has a community generated coupon listing. The site adds coupons based on community findings, and posted it on their coupon sub-section. Every coupon has a description of the coupon, how to get the coupon, and the success rate of the coupon.
Fatwallet – Not only it is a really good site to look for deals, it has a coupon listing. Like most standard web sites, it has a brief description on the coupon, how to get the coupon, the success rate of the coupon, but also get some cash back through their referral affiliate shared program.
DealsPlus – Not only this website looks for deals, it aggregates coupons. This website tells you what the coupon is, when it was posted, when it expires and when has a rating system to let you know if other people can get the coupon to work.
TechBargins – Not only this website looks for deals, it also aggregates coupons. Though, unlike other sites, it will only tell you the description of the coupon, where to get it, but it does not tell you when it expires, or down-votes from people who are not able to use the coupon.
Sometime buying refurbished items can get you deep discount on products you need. Technically, an item that is returned has to be declared refurbished.
One of the most popular thing that is refurbished is Apple gadgets and laptops. Usually, refurbished items are not heavily used or even unopened and they go for as much as hundreds of dollar less than their unused new counterpart.