I was recently in the market for a new tablet. I didn’t really need a new tablet, but when you have 3 kids fighting over two tablets, sometimes need and want are the same. Just like any good consumer, I researched the type, size, and specs I wanted for the new tablet. When researching new electronic toys, I often find myself thinking that if I wait a little longer, I can get something better or score a deal on last year's model.
I’d imagine our customers face the same dilemna when comptemplating purchasing a new computer. In fact, I'm often asked if now is a good time to purchase a computer or would waiting a while longer be a good choice.
“Is there anything coming in the next few weeks, few months, 6 months?”
“Should I wait for Windows 10?”
“Should I expect to see any discounts or promotions in the near future?"
These are all legitmate questions when making a large purchase. If a new product is just around the corner, and it will improve performance, I want to know. I do want to caution though that new doesn’t always mean better. The advantage of using current technology is that it’s been put through its paces for a while and many bugs will have been found and repaired. With bleeding edge technology, it's not uncommon for the buyer to feel like a beta tester.
So when is it a good time to buy?
I'll keep it simple. This is what I tell my customers:
“Use whatever machine you have today until it become unstable or too slow to accomplish the tasks you need it to complete. Then put that machine aside and purchase a new computer with current technology that fits within your budget.”
When that time comes, we're here to help you.