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How to Save Money on a Laptop

Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.

how to save money on a laptop

If you're in the market for a new laptop, here are some tips to help you save money

shop online

The best way to save money when buying your laptop is to shop online. By browsing the internet you will avoid sales tax, shipping costs, salespeople and crowds of people. You’ll also avoid impulse purchases and distractions (like those cute fuzzy socks).

You might be tempted to go into a store and look at laptops in person but this should be avoided if possible because there are many factors that could increase the cost of your laptop purchase:

  • Sales Tax: Some states charge higher taxes on certain items than others, so if you live in one of those states then shopping online will save you some cash since there won't be any extra fees added onto the price of your new computer.
  • Shipping Costs: Depending on where you're buying from, sometimes companies will have free shipping offers or coupon codes that allow for free delivery! If this happens then it's definitely worth taking advantage of such deals instead of spending money on shipping costs yourself later down the road when ordering something else online for another reason... like groceries :)

find coupons and promo codes

The first step in saving money on your laptop purchase is to look for coupons. This can be done on the computer, through email and even by phone. Here are some tips:

  • Search online for coupons. You can do this by pulling up Google or Bing and searching “coupons laptop” or “laptop coupon codes.” You may find a website that offers discounts off of specific products that you want to buy, such as laptops or monitors. Or if there are no websites with these kinds of deals at the moment, try using Google Alerts so you'll be notified when they become available again!
  • Check with the store's website or social media accounts (such as Facebook). Many retailers offer discounts on certain days throughout the week – if this information is posted somewhere public then it would have been intentionally placed there by someone who works there (which means it probably won't go away any time soon!). If none exist yet but there might later down the road then cross-reference those dates against what's going on around town - maybe something special will happen during those dates like Black Friday sales which often run from Thanksgiving all weekend long until Cyber Monday when stores reopen their doors again!

buy from an individual and not a store

Buying a laptop from an individual is the best way to save money. You won't have to deal with sales tax, which can amount to 10% or more of the cost of your laptop. You also won't have to pay the markup costs that come from selling through a store.

Another big advantage is that you'll avoid buying into a warranty plan if you purchase from an individual. Warranties are not worth the paper they're written on, so avoid them at all costs!

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As for shipping costs? They quickly add up when you buy directly from an online retailer like Amazon or Best Buy—and those fees are often hidden in your overall price tag. And then there's hassle: who wants unboxing and setup? Not me! But again, if you buy from an individual then none of these things will apply!

buy refurbished equipment

  • Refurbished equipment is less expensive than new, which means you can buy a better laptop for the same price.
  • Refurbished equipment has been inspected by professionals and given a warranty, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking right away.
  • You should be able to return refurbished equipment if it doesn’t work or isn’t what you expected, but this is not always an option with new products.

It’s important to note that when buying refurbished products, there are some risks associated with them: they might not come with all of the original accessories or documentation; they may have cosmetic flaws (but nothing serious); and they might not include an operating system (like Windows). However, these risks are often worth taking into consideration when considering the cost savings associated with buying refurbished items versus purchasing brand new ones!

You can save money if you do the following things.

  • Shop online. The internet is a great place to find deals, but be careful and read reviews before committing to anything.
  • Keep an eye out for coupons and promo codes. Many electronics stores offer them online, so check back often if you're looking for one in particular (or just visit the site of your favorite store with the coupon code search tool).
  • Buy from an individual or someone selling their laptop on eBay instead of buying it at one store—you might have more luck getting a better deal this way! You can also save money by purchasing refurbished equipment:


If you want to save some money on a laptop, there are many ways to do so. The best way is to shop online, because it allows you to find deals that aren’t available in stores. You can also save money by finding coupons or promo codes for your purchase, buying from an individual instead of a store and buying refurbished equipment instead of new items.


This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2022 Shanon Sandquist

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