Fashionably Techie: Before or After

Like a magpie, you gravitate towards things that are shiny: cell phones, TVs, anything that allows you to play Rock Band. But just because you love ‘em doesn’t mean you know much about ‘em. That’s where we come in. Every week we will be highlighting the best, coolest and shiniest in technology. Consider us your personal Geek Squad.

And let us tell ya; with CC on your side, geek has never looked so chic.]

So you’re running around trying to find the best deals on EVERYTHING while getting everyone (and yourself!) exactly what they want. But are you really getting the best deal possible? Or are you just getting the best deal right now? Before you drop a pretty penny on that new flat screen maybe you should look into the future some.


The best time to get a new one of these bad boys isn’t actually the holiday season. Although they are big sellers around Christmas, that’s not when the best price drops happen. A better time to buy one of these bad boys is before the Super Bowl. So wait a month or so and you might be able to snag a better deal.

Cell Phone

Cell phones are strange things. The holiday season is a good time to buy because the different companies do run special promotions on different phones and plans. However, you shouldn’t feel pressed to buy now in this case only because they turn obsolete in a matter of months. So even though you might get a good deal, it might make more sense to wait until your contract is up and upgrade then. Unless you absolutely have to have the new Blackberry.


Hands down, the best time to buy games is during the holiday season. Companies run so many different deals and bundles on them that it’s insane not to grab em all! After Christmas the sale tags are coming off and you’re paying full price. Take advantage now.


Computers go on sale twice a year: before school starts and before Christmas. So right now is a great time to buy. You can get pretty much anything you are looking for in a computer. Whether you want to go top of the line or bare minimum, you’ll be able to save a few bucks this holiday season.

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