Q: Sometimes I'm afraid to buy a new laptop or phone because of how quickly technology is changing. If I don't purchase something the day it comes out, I fear a new one is just around the corner. How can I avoid this?
A: Apple fanatics have a hard time keeping up with the latest gadgets to be released by the company. Sometimes it seems like, the week after you upgrade your phone, another iteration of the iPhone is on its way. Same, too, with the MacBook. But imagine what it's like for those people who just want a new phone -- or a new laptop or a new camera or a new.... During the two years it was in stealth mode and gathering millions in pre-launch venture capital, Decide did some research that shows an average of six new laptops are released on the market every day and a new television and new camera are released every other day.
This has led to a big problem in the consumer tech world: buyer's remorse, which is exactly what your question refers to. Mike Fridgen, the CEO of Decide, an e-commerce destination that launched earlier this week, thinks of it as the problem. So he set out to solve it.
Using two simple commands -- wait and buy -- Decide helps you determine whether right now, this minute, is a good time for you to purchase a new gadget. Visit the site and type in the product you're thinking of buying and let Decide do the work for you.