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Like most people I don’t want to overspend unnecessarily so I stick to buying only what I need.
Sometimes I would stand in front of a product, ready to buy and ask myself. . . . . . .Do I really need this?. . . . . . . I mean do I really really need this? . . . . .do I need this now? Why do I need it now?
You see . . . . what we often don’t realize is that there is a difference between something important and something urgent. Important has to be dealt with but still has room to wait. Urgent does not have that luxury and need to be dealt with immediately. Sometimes something becomes both important and urgent. When it becomes both, it becomes a necessity and this is the time to think rationally.
When you are ready to make a purchase take a moment and think. Money does not grow on trees. It is not something we have too much of and need to get rid of so we need to be careful when spending our hard earned money.
You perform your duties and some jobs can be very demanding. Then you have to deal with the occasional arrogant customer so yeah! I would say it’s hard earned money. Keyword! necessity! It is not compulsory but absolutely essential to establish what is necessary. You should feel obligated to do this, only you can benefit from it.
You already established that it is necessary for you to buy a laptop, now. . . . . .Which laptop do you need to buy? That is the question! What purpose would the laptop serve? what do I need the laptop to do?
I’m not saying you should not buy an expensive laptop, if you need a $3000 laptop whether it is essential to your business, you are a gaming fanatic or just want it and you can afford it then by all means you should buy it. If however a $400 laptop would be sufficient to meet your needs it is not necessary for you to spend $3000 on a laptop.
You would not hire 10 people to cut your grass would you? One would cut and another would probably put the grass in a bag but the rest would have nothing to do.
It becomes something entirely different when you need the grass of a football field to be cut.
You buy what you need and that is the difference.
It’s exactly the same with laptops, you don’t need to buy a laptop to handle 50 tasks simultaneously if you take on 2-3 tasks at any given moment. While 2% of the laptop will be busy the rest of the performance would just sit there with no tasks available to perform. It’s like using a crane to lift a nail.
Buy a laptop to handle a max of 10-15 tasks, It will work great and will last longer because you didn’t buy a laptop to handle only 2 tasks. Just think what you could have done with the $2600 you had left if you bought a laptop for $400 instead of $3000.
A friend of mine actually bought a laptop for $2400 and when I asked her why her reply was “I don’t like cheap stuff, I need it to last because I’m not buying again”. She bought it for her younger sister who studies at university. She will basically just use microsoft office and watch movies. She is young, has a great job and can afford to buy it but then again it was not necessary.
My point is that most people don’t want to buy something labeled as “cheap” because they associate “cheap” with poor in the sense of not long lasting and poor performance. This is only because we are not informed well enough.
I do recommend well known brands of course, I wouldn’t buy a brand I’ve never heard of. A laptop between $200 and $250 would have been sufficient for her sister. The money she spend could have bought 10 laptops for 10 students.
This website was created with the purpose of helping you to make an informed decision on which laptop to buy according to your needs and budget. It is for the average computer user so I will do my best to explain everything in Layman’s terms as far as possible. If we had this luxury 20 years ago we would have saved a lot of money.
Well, I wish you all the best and I hope you become well informed on my website.
Thank you for dropping by! 🙂
Founder of How To Buy A Laptop Online