Tips to Get the Best Deals on Laptops, Cameras, and Other Tech After Christmas

Instead of that brand new smartphone you were hoping to see under the Christmas tree this year, did Santa instead bring you (another) Christmas sweater?

Well, there’s no reason to worry, because even if your gifts didn’t match up with your holiday wish list, you can take matters into your own hands and set things right.

That’s because there are some great deals on televisions, computers, video games, and other tech gifts right after Christmas. Let’s take a look below at how to land the best tech deals if your gifts this holiday turned out to be a little underwhelming.

Head to the stores for Boxing Day

This is an obvious tip, but if you’re looking for some great deals on tech toys and gadgets, then Boxing Day really is one of the best times to go shopping. The big box technology stores regularly put out some incredible deals on things like video games, projectors, and home entertainment systems. If you are looking for laptop deals, then this is also the right time.

Be prepared by getting to the store as early as possible. Crowds on Boxing Day can be intense and products that see the biggest savings will likely be sold out in a matter of hours.

…Or try your luck online

Of course, you no longer have to contend with the madness that is typical of the shops on Boxing Day. Why not beat the crowds and do your Boxing Day shopping online? There are a whole host of advantages to looking for online deals: you won’t have to worry about individual stores running out of stock, you can shop from multiple places in a matter of minutes, and you won’t have to fight over any parking spots.

Even better, many stores now begin their Boxing Day sales before their stores actually open (and sometimes before even Christmas itself!). Online shopping is also great for hard-to-find objects that local stores may not carry, such as a specific type of camera or projector that you are after.

Check out the online classifieds

As the old saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. That’s especially the case during the holiday season. While you may not have gotten the specific tech item you were hoping for, there is a good chance that somebody out there did–and they might not have even wanted it!

Somebody might have received a television they have no space for, a camera they know they will never use, or video games that they already have. Or they may have received a gift, such as the latest smartphone, that makes their other technology obsolete (at least to them, but not necessarily to you).

There is a good chance that you can find these unwanted gifts on classified sites all over the internet and because the people selling them often got them for free, you can get an amazing deal.

With so many great Boxing Day and post-Christmas deals out there, there’s no reason why you should be content with receiving the gifts you didn’t actually want. This year, be your own Christmas elf and get the tech gifts you really desire by either heading to the stores, going online, or checking out the classifieds for some astounding tech deals.

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