Buying new tech, whether it’s a phone, a 3D printer, or fancy new bulbs for your work lighting, can be stressful. Nothing is ever cheap anymore, and if it is you need to live by the saying, “You get what you pay for.” So, since you’re putting a good deal of investment, money wise, into your technology, you should also be putting a time investment in.
That time investment can be used doing the following things. While simply doing one of them may help you out, do all five can help you make sure you get the right product for your money and for your business.
You may not find everything you need to know by reading reviews of the items you are thinking about purchasing, but it can be a good place to start. You can search for reviews done by bloggers and by tech experts, which will give you the more technical side of what you want to know about the product.
If you also want to know what the general public thinks, check Amazon. It’s a great place to find biased and unbiased reviews. While you can’t always trust all of them to be genuine, you can at least get some idea of what people think of the product.
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Check Out The Company Websites
Take some time to go to the company’s website and look at the product page. Read their description of what their product does and see if it fits in with your needs. You may also be able to find testimonials on their website, and a way to contact them with any direct questions you may want answered before you invest in their product(s).
Talk To Friends
If you have some technologically advanced friends, reach out to them and ask what product they would recommend for fulfilling your needs. Even if they aren’t a close friend, they may have some good suggestion. A good thing to do would be to post an inquiry on your Facebook page.
Try It Out
You might be able to try the product out by stopping in the brick and mortar business. You might even be able to find a knowledgeable employee that is willing to give you a demonstration of the product so that you know exactly what it can do for you and your business.
Talk To A Pro
Speaking of knowledgeable employees, you may want to talk to a pro about your tech choices before making a purchase. You might be able to do this online, or at a store. If you’re looking into a new camera, you might stop at a shop that sells cameras. Or, if it’s some general tech, a store like Best Buy has well trained employees that can help make your decision easier.