3 Reasons Not To Buy A New Computer Or PhoneVincent Mincey
Although it might seem like a good idea to upgrade your gear every year, here’s why you should think about repairing your computer or phone, rather than getting a brand new one every time something goes wrong:
It Costs Less
Although phone companies want you to think how it’s just $50 per month to get a new phone, the fact is that it is still per month. Add those numbers up, and see what you get.
In most cases, repairing your phone will cost you a fraction of the price. Even iPhone repair won’t cost a fortune unless you completely totaled your device.
Besides, without getting the device to the nearest computer or phone repair store, you won’t know for sure what’s wrong. Maybe it is just a technical malfunction, for example, a wire broke loose. Or maybe your phone needs a battery replacement. That will cost incomparably less than buying a new device.
New Gear Isn’t Always Better
While it is reasonable to upgrade a 10-year-old computer or to move away from the iPhone 5, upgrading every year is usually not the best idea.
Most of the time, manufacturers only upgrade less important features of the phone. If you are a photographer, sure, the third camera on your phone will come useful, once in every blue moon. The chances are, you already have a real camera you use for business, so you won’t need a $1000+ phone.
As for computers, it is very similar. Getting the latest gear is only a must if you want to play the latest games, on the highest settings. You will still be able to play most of the next year’s titles without any performance drops. Who cares if you lower the details from “ultra-high” to “very high.”
You’ll Get Some Money Back, Or A Good Deal To Get A New Device
If your phone or PC is really totaled, so be it, you need to get a new one. However, if you take it to your local computer or phone repair store, the chances are that you will at least get a discount if you buy a new device/part from them.
That’s because repair shops always look to buy new parts, but they often sell new devices themselves. In fact, sometimes they even sell used devices, which means you will be able to buy one for cheap.
For example, if you wrecked your Apple MackBook, and don’t have the money to buy a new one, get a used laptop instead. It will buy you some time, and you will be able to save up for a new device. And who knows, maybe you will realize that you don’t actually need a fancy laptop or a brand new iPhone, if a plain Android can get you 90% of that, just without that glowing apple at the back. Status symbols? That’s for high school kids.
At Techworm, we breathe in new life to used up and broken gear. We are a family business, in your neighborhood, spread across two locations in our loving Atlanta and College Park. Call us, or come to our stores, and see why we are one of the best. You know it’s the right thing to do.