How to treat yourself to new tech in the new year

How to treat yourself to new tech in the new year

The festive season is filled with buying gifts for others, spending time with loved ones and eating delicious food. But, once it’s all over, you can feel a little exhausted, both emotionally and physically drained. And perhaps you’re even a bit disappointed because nobody thought to look at Smart TV specials when purchasing your festive season gift.

Well, the new year is filled with all sorts of sales and what better way to boost your spirits than with some retail therapy? And the best part is that you don’t even have to leave the house, you can look for everything you need, including TV specials in South Africa, online and have it delivered to your home. Now, doesn’t that sound good? Here’s how to treat yourself to new tech online this new year.

Sign up for newsletters

Whenever you visit an online store, accept the terms and agree to receive newsletters. It will make all the difference. How? Well, for starters, you may immediately receive a discount code that could help you pay for the Smart TV for sale you’ve been eyeing out. And if not, that’s okay because you’ll receive all the latest sales information, sent right to your inbox. Receiving newsletters and promo offers can help save you tons of money on whatever tech devices you have your heart set on.

Create Google Alerts

It’s as simple as filling in the information for the specific product you want, like “LED TVs” and clicking “Create Alert”. This way, if a special comes on for the product you want, you’ll receive an alert to your inbox. It’s that easy. Of course, you’ll want to make it local to where you live as you don’t want to find out about a Hisense 50 that’s on sale in another country. And be specific, you don’t want to receive an alert on a sale on TV stands when what you really want is a television sale.  

Keep your eye on the prize

Online shopping for the latest technology can easily lead you to buy other products just because the deals look incredible. But remember what you wanted to purchase in the first place. Whether you’re looking for a Smart watch, a 4k Smart LED TV or an Android TV box, make sure you search for exactly what you want. For example, use the keyword “Smart TV” if that’s what you’re wanting to purchase, but if you want a specific one, add “full HD” or “55 inch”. While physical retail stores have salespeople to talk you into buying something you may not have gone into the store wanting to buy, online stores have other ways, like featuring products on their homepage that they think you might be interested in. Don’t fall for this. Look for the tech you actually need.  

Make sure you trust the website

Many people fall into the trap of online shopping scams because there are things they don’t notice and they agree to hand over their details without double checking the legitimacy of the website. Be safe with your banking details. Go to trusted websites and read product reviews. If there are no product reviews for a popular item like a 4k Ultra HD TV, then you should be cautious. Go with online stores you have used before or that you’ve heard of from friends who’ve had successful dealings with them.

Lastly, don’t hesitate when you find the perfect product

Some people make it as far as entering in their credit card details and then suddenly think twice before making the purchase. After all, the festive season is over and you have bills to pay. However, you wouldn’t have gone through all the steps of purchasing the perfect JVC 55 inch if you hadn’t known that you could afford it. And remember, good deals don’t last. So, when you know you want to buy something and have created an alert, you accepted that you want this item badly enough to search high and low for it. And now you have a good deal. Don’t waste the opportunity, enjoy it!

Treating yourself to new technology is a great way to start the new year. Think about what you really want and look for it online. Don’t become distracted by other products being featured on online stores and when you find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate. It’s time to treat yourself to some new tech. You deserve it, after all. Make 2019 about you and your goals, whether that includes a new Smart TV or the latest wearable tech.

Authored by: mjones

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