Purchasing Smartphones: A game well played

 

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Smartphones are one of the main things in our lives. Making sure were always available virtually, when our computer is out of reach. The difficult part is getting the best smartphone at the lowest price. You’re stuck between buying the latest model, which in a few months will become history, to buying an older model that’s not always just what you need. Getting out of the game with the feeling of success requires some skills.

Releasing an exceptional smartphone requires a lot of effort and a great deal of time. Only the best players in the game can reach that requisite. From Google to Apple and everything in between, you’re looking at a lot of smartphones that are begging you to purchase them, particularly if their newly released. Picking a higher-end model that was released about a month ago, will most likely provide you with the fastest solution and the biggest hit to your wallet. Personally choosing one will require you to pick between your favored operating system (Android, iOS, or Windows), and balancing in your head, whether a high-quality camera is worth it over a bigger screen. This will not be your last choice, as the choice between carriers can limited your smartphone selection. Keeping all of that in mind, running out of the store with a state-of-the-art phone, won’t always satisfy your needs, as you would have possibly thought.

Smartphones that have made history, will usually stay in history. However, having the latest version isn’t always necessarily better. While sifting through the sea of smartphones, you’re always trying to find a balance between how hard your wallet takes a hit and how slow will it take your phone to perform your tasks. Smartphones that were released a few years back loose almost ninety percent of their value. If you look at what they did compared to what today’s phones can do, you will understand why. This doesn’t mean that buying a smartphone that was popular back in the day, won’t suit your needs today. The only question that needs to be asked is what your needs are. Unless you’re wasting your whole day playing video games and watching movies, you won’t necessarily be disappointed at an aged phone, as one would expect. Making a smart purchase is mostly based upon on how well you know your needs.

After researching the market you will need to make a dashing choice. This choice will rely on you and your budget. If you try to balance all the information together you will probably end up concluding that purchasing last year’s model, will provide you with the best technology versus the smallest hit to your wallet. By looking at newly released smartphones and their predecessor, you will find that after a year or so they’ll take around a fifty percent hit on their price. This means that you’ll be able to find the best ratio between your wallet and your needs (wants?). Hopefully throughout this article, I have educated you on how to play the smartphone game successfully.

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Ebay purchases Svpply, possibly reinventing online shopping

Svpply

Ebay has purchased Svpply, in a manner to make Ebay more hip and modern. Svpply is the equivalent of Pinterest, except with shopping as its main goal. With over 70,000 brands at Svpply, it wasn’t bought for inventory, but for reshaping Ebay’s 17-year old landscape to a more modern era. This will probably make Ebay shopping closer to window shopping in the future. But who knows maybe Svpply will change something else with Ebay.

Source: Wired

Walmart: ‘Scan & Go’ iPhone self-checkout is being tested, making sure those line-ups get shorter

Walmart

Walmart customers have always complained about the huge line-ups and limited number of cashiers. In consequence of that, Walmart has decided to try letting you do their dirty work, by letting you checkout their goods. They have started a pilot program called ‘Scan & Go’, running in supercenter Rogers, AR. If you ever end up visiting there, Walmart will give you up to $100 for trying the new iPhone app. Finally, whether you save them millions of dollars in letting cashiers become extinct, or continue waiting in those long line-ups, you’ll always know that they prefer iPhone over Android users shopping at their stores. *Side note: This is our hundredth post :p

Source: Reuters