There are some fantastic bargains to be had if you can live without the shiniest, newest gadgets—but diving into the second-hand market comes with its own set of potential pitfalls and problems.
We all know what it's like: you decide you finally need to get a new computer, TV or camera. The first thing you do is work out how much you can spend, then start looking for the best products in your price range. Big mistake, because budgeting like that will likely cause you to spend more. Here's how to wise up.
The NYT's got a dandy writeup of seven tech perks that you should eschew in favor of saved cash: oversized megapixelage, pointlessly fast CPUs, and as our dear Matt Buchanan hits, unneeded TV screen size. But how do you skimp?
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Sure, election coverage is getting the most play tonight, but we're equally (well, almost) invested in the destruction of everybody's favorite mediocre consumer electronics chain – Circuit City. A tipster has sent us a sneak peek at Circuit City's severance pay, and it's not pretty. Part-time associates get an extra…
Second hand tech usually go the way of Craigslist or eBay. One is a den of cheapskates and scamsters, and the other is a den of cheapskates and thieves. What's a guy to do? Perhaps this new Flippid service is the solution.