Let’s face it, technology costs money and a lot of it! When you are shopping for a new computer, new tablet or maybe even a new cell phone, be aware. Let’s take a quick look at how this can happen. It is very settle but most times very direct. The main thing to remember is that you are there to buy only the item that you walked in the door for. Let’s dig a little.
You walk into a big box store and ask to buy a Kindle Paper White. The sales men turns to you and asks, “Would you like a screen protector or a case or maybe a power adapter?” They hit you with the referred items trying to catch you off guard. The normal response I see many times over is, “YES!” Refrain from this at all costs.
One more test. You walk into the big box store and want to buy a open box laptop. This is one that has been returned to the store for one reason or another. Clerk asks you, “Would you like to get the squad warranty, you know this is a returned unit and there could be a lot wrong with it?” Your response should be, “If I buy this unit do it not still have the factory warranty?” He or she will look at you at head to the check out counter.
So how do you get those add ons if you do not buy it when you get your unit? You go home and check EBay and Amazon for a after market item. My daughter just bought a Kindle Paper White and was asked if she wanted a case? She replied, “How much?” Clerk, “$50.00.” She said no of course. When we got home we check amazon and she bought one for $15.00. She was happy to pocket $35.00! I am just saying BUYER BEWARE!