Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Dec 1, 2016
Cheap Gadget Warning!
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It's the time of year that you find the best deals on virtually any kind of electronic gadget you might have on your holiday shopping list.
But beware: the lowest price is often not the best deal.
When you shop for electronics only based on the price, that plays right into the hands of companies that are moving less desirable products.
The only way to be the cheapest in just about any category is by cutting corners because the profit margin on electronics are so razor thin.
The result can be batteries that don’t stay charged as long, compatibility problems with software or apps and in some rare cases, major security issues with the device.
You should stick to buying name brand products from resellers that you know that will allow you to return it if it's unsatisfactory.
The rule of thumb with cheap electronics is the cheaper they are, the more research you should to do before making a decision.
It's really easy these days to find user feedback on any gadget; just do a Google search for the item followed by ‘review’.
If for some reason, you can’t find any online reviews, pass on the device or risk becoming a guinea pig!