To spend less on back-to-school electronics requires savvy shopping. With electronics on the list of 55% of families with school-aged children, according to a National Retail Federation Survey, affordability is key. If you’re among those planning to buy a computer, tablet or smart phone for your child, you can keep the cost of these purchases under control by following these tips.
Look for computer specials perfect for students
If you’re buying a laptop for back-to-school,, look for popular back-to-school offers. ClickAway just announced a $299 laptop, the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430c. Here’s what Laptop Magazine had to say about it:
What We Like: Great keyboard; Excellent audio; Long battery life; Easy-to-use fingerprint reader; Helpful small business tools
The Verdict: Lenovo’s ThinkPad Edge E430 offers small business users a stellar typing experience, solid performance and long battery life for an affordable price.
Take advantage of price-matching policies. If you find a good deal but don’t want to pay shipping costs or use the savings up in gas, you might be able to get the same price if the store has a price-match policy. At ClickAway and ClickAway Mobile we match all prices on any product in stock, even the ones you find online. Call us and find out.
Save with trade-in programs. One way to pay less for a new tech item is to trade in a used item. ClickAway Mobile stores just announced a new program offering a FREE iPhone 5 with a trade in of an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s (2 year activation required).
Get a free phone. Yes you can get a free smart phone when you sign up for a two-year service plan. Considering smart phones usually cost $200 or more, this can be a major savings.
Don’t splurge on features you won’t use. When buying desktop for your child, Dealnews recommends looking for systems with a dual-core processor (not a pricey quad-core setup). And you’ll spend about $270 less if you opt for Intel’s Ivy Bridge — which should meet a student’s needs — rather than its new Haswell system. A good one ClickAway offers is a $299 Gateway Fusion All in One. It features Windows 8, 64-bit AMD Fusion with a 1.6GHz Dual Core processor, 4 GB DDR3 Ram, 500GB SATA hard drive and more.
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10 More Frugal Back-to-School Shopping Tips
To prevent back-to-school shopping from draining your bank account and get your spending in check, use these savvy tips and expert-backed hacks for scoring deals and maximizing savings.
Here are frugal back-to-school shopping tips:
- Take stock of what you have at home.
- Spread out purchases.
- Split bulk deals.
- Stack sales with other discounts.
- Compare prices before you buy.
- Flaunt your status.
- Wait it out.
- Host a clothing swap.
- Think beyond school needs.
- Consider other school costs