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Four Ways to Have a Budget-Friendly Holiday

Four Ways to Have a Budget-Friendly Holiday

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When it comes to Christmas shopping, or shopping in general, things can get a bit overwhelming, especially if you aren’t shopping for yourself. With so many Christmas lists to cross off and people to please, you may start to worry about staying within your budget.

Four Ways to Have a Budget-Friendly Holiday

Fortunately, there are ways to shop-til-you-drop without making a dent in your bank account this holiday season.

Out with the old, in with the new

Every year just in time for the holidays, hundreds of new gadgets and appliances hit the market. And every year, they are the new must-haves for you and your family members. The only issue is that you’ve barely used the gadgets from the pat Christmas and with each new fad, prices rise.

The best place to start to ensure that you will have a budget-friendly holiday and fulfil everyone’s wants is by getting rid of what you no longer use.

Marketplaces such as eBay, OfferUp, and LetGo are great places to sell gently used items. The better the condition, the more valuable your item is. So, wipe the dust off of your Instant Pot and make some extra money.

For smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices, it may be difficult to sell your items and get its money's worth in return. Tech Reboot takes pride in paying out more than any other buy-back service. So whether you have a gently used Apple iPhone taking up space, or a nearly-broken Macbook Pro no longer in use, Tech Reboot is a safe and contact-free option that will lead you to a quick and easy payment.

Improve what you already have

Rather than disregard what you and your family already own, find ways to restore it and make it desirable once again. Do you have a coffee machine that is so last-year? Revamp your coffee drinking experience by purchasing accessories to make an at home coffee bar, such as reusable pods or a milk frother. This may be the best option rather than buy an entirely new machine for hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

If you had a rough year and accidentally broke things along the way, that does not mean that your damaged devices are excluded from being used again. Make sure to check the warranty details of your broken appliances. You never know if a free replacement is one phone call away.

Out of luck with the warranty plan? Devices such as iPhones, iPods, iPads and computers can be repaired for a reasonable price with services such as iFixYouri. Stores are located all throughout south and central Florida. If you are not a Florida resident, your device can still be shipped to one of the store locations.

For glass repairs done by iFixYouri, there is also a one-year parts and labor warranty set in place, which means that if any issue related to the repair happens within the year, it will be taken care of free of charge.

Buy gently used

Macklemore once said in his song Thrift Shop, “I’m gonna pop some tags, only got 20 dollars in my pocket.” This may well be the case if you are trying to successfully Christmas shop while on a budget. Thrift shopping has become a trend in recent years due to it being good for the environment, a source for unique finds and most importantly affordable for everyone.

In regards to tech, Tech Reboot also sells gently used Apple iPhones, so that’s something to consider for your tech-obsessed family members.

Giftcards, giftcards, giftcards

If you really want to make a grand gesture without going overboard, a gift card is always a great go-to. Purchasing a gift card specifically catered towards someone’s interests just shows that you are thinking about them. If you have a gamer in your life, consider a Gamestop gift card. If you know someone obsessed with coffee and taking cute instagram pictures, purchase a gift card from a local business like a nearby coffee shop. If you don’t know much about someone but still want to get them something nice, a Visa or Amazon gift card never hurts either.

The best part about gift cards and gifts in general is that it is easy to keep the prices hidden. Rather than dread what you could or couldn’t afford, just know that it’s the thought that counts anyway.

Good luck with your holiday shopping!

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