How To: Get Tech For Less

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We're all looking for the best deal we can possibly get on big tech purchases. Sometimes the stress and anxiety of purchasing such an expensive item can be a little too much. There are sites dedicated to helping consumers find the best deals and make the purchasing process less stressful. Here's a round up of the best sites to help you get the best deal.

We know that purchasing big ticket tech items isn't always the easiest thing in the world, so we compiled a basic How To list.

&bull Have a good idea (if not know exactly) what you want &mdash it will help speed up the process and make it a lot less confusing.
&bull Know what you will be using the device for. Example: You don't need a DSLR 14 mega pixel camera that shoots RAW if you really only need the capabilities of a basic point and shoot.
&bull Don't set your eyes on tech that is over your head. If you do, make sure you read and learn about each capability of the device before purchasing. You'll then being able to determine if it's right for you.
&bull Once you've figured out what you want, compile a list of websites that will help you find the best deal (see below for a list of the top ten we recommend).
&bull Visit each site and find which one has the best deal for you. Make sure you pay attention to bundle deals and if the item is used or brand new.
&bull You can get a much better deal by purchasing used items &mdash but that's only if you feel comfortable.
&bull Browse eBay and your local Craigslist for good new or used deals.
&bull Pay close attention to seller ratings and read the new PayPal rules before purchasing.

Our Top Ten Favorite Tech For Less Sites:
&bull Tiger Direct
&bull New Egg
&bull Amazon
&bull eBay
&bull Price Watch
&bull Buy Dig
&bull Tech Bargains
&bull Woot
&bull Gazelle
&bull Deal News

(Image: NewEgg, Lets Go Digital, Price Watch, Tiger Direct)

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