Ever Had Home Tech Buyers Remorse?

Ever Had Home Tech Buyers Remorse?

Taryn Williford
Jun 18, 2009

The 60" flat panel TV looked great in the store. But when you take it home, somethings not right. Since you've already fidgeted with the settings and optimized the picture for in-home and not in-store use, you just can't figure out why it doesn't work. Maybe it's a little too big, maybe you're getting a bad angle from where you sit in your living room. Either way, you're experiencing home tech buyers remorse...

It happens to all of us every once in a while. Since home technology can almost always be a big investment for most households, it's inevitable: That immediate regret that maybe you should have gone with a different size screen or a different color finish or waited for a sale. Even if the regret isn't immediate (like if it doesn't hit you until the credit card bill comes, yikes!), you're still going through the same feelings.

Do you let your new toy grow on you? Do you return it (assuming you can)? Do you learn from mistakes and wait longer before the next purchase? Maybe you do more research for the next buy. Or maybe you scan funny blogs like Maybe You Shoudn't Buy That to remind you that sometimes not buying is a better choice.

How do you handle home tech buyer's remorse, Unplggd?

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