Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Keeping Up With The Latest Tech On A Budget

Sometimes it seems like just as soon as we buy the latest and greatest model of our favorite electronic gadget, it becomes outdated the following month. As soon as I bought the latest iPad, another model was announced two months later. A great flat screen TV goes on sale at the local electronics superstore and before you know it, it's been discontinued and the next model is even better - and just a little more expensive.

It is next to impossible to have the latest gadget without spending an arm and a leg, so when we make the decision to buy something, we decide right then and there that we will keep said item for a certain time period. As nice as the latest smart phone might seem, my current one is only a year old - and while it may not have all of the bells and whistles the newer model has, it is still pretty fantastic!

My husband is a huge fan of Sony electronics, and my "what we have right now is already great" way of thinking doesn't quite cut it for him when a new model of Playstation or PSP is released in stores. While we already had a Sony PSP, he wanted the newer version as it offered him a more options. At the same time he decided this, my daughter began to ask for the Sony PSP Vita. It seems that I am the only non-gamer in the household!

In order to be able to afford to buy new PSPs, of course we would have to find a way to pay for them. When we want items that are purely for fun and not necessary, I try to find creative ways to pay for them that doesn't come out of our monthly budget.  You can sell PSP and Playstations for cash to put towards newer models at Music Magpie, or simply sell them to raise cash for new games and accessories!


  1. Hi Tamara, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. You don't always have to keep up. I usually wait for months until the price is dropped. Sometimes, I look for alternatives. Like for the iPad, I bought Kindle instead.