Digital shopping for things like phones and laptops can be a bit tricky and scary for those who are not tech savvy. However, with a few tips, you should be able to hack this.
One thing you need to identify is what you are going to do with your gadget and what you want it to do for you. These vary from size, specifications, and prices. So what laptop or phone should you be shopping for? Here are a few tips on how you can go about getting the right one that is suitable for your needs and pockets.
Tips on how to shop more effectively for digital goods
Identify your needs
The first thing to do when digital shopping is to do a needs assessment. Is your gadget for luxury, for research, for work? Do you want to make the laptop a mini server? Once you know that you will be able to select one with the right specifications.
Do your research
There is a lot of research on phones and laptops we need. Which one has the best camera? Which one is faster? Plus you get to review various brands and their specifications and choose a pocket-friendly one. If you are lucky, you will get it on a special offer.
Ask for advice
Even if you have it all figured out from the net, whenever in doubt, ask for advice. Sometimes you will get guidelines on what’s best for your needs in terms of size and performance.
Invite a technologically savvy friend to tag along
We all have that nerdy friend of ours who talks about software and applications that we have no clue about. Shout such a friend to lunch. You can also tag them along while you do your window shopping so that you don’t get the wrong guidance or prices from the shop attendants.
When digital shopping, test before you buy
Most tech shops have gadgets for testing. Pop into one and give the one you have your eyes set on a test drive. This is the only way you can test things like the responsiveness of the touchpad.