If you want a completely unused device, there are still ways you can save money. Just go for an older or cheaper model.
For instance, if you’re drooling over the iPhone 13? Wait until the next model comes out! The 13’s price will drop as everyone scrambles to get the latest and greatest.
If you can wait for another iteration or two, the 13 will get even cheaper. Just don’t wait too long—eventually, Apple will stop making new iPhone 13s, and you’ll miss your chance.
The same approach also works well with security cameras. However, camera brands tend to cycle through models faster than phone companies, so we recommend waiting only until the next version before buying.
Similarly, some products have cheaper models. The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G is a great phone, but if it’s too much $$$ for you, you can try the Galaxy S20 FE. It’s cheaper and has almost the same features.
Or, if you like the Ecobee SmartThermostat but can’t justify paying full price, you can try the Ecobee Lite. The Ecobee Lite doesn’t have as many cool smart sensor functions, but it’s more affordable than the flagship model.