How much do you spend on gadgets and electronics?
Posted: 30 April 2007 11:30 AM     [ Ignore ]  
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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has just released the results of a study they conducted in February, and the word from them is that the average American household spends about $1,200 per year on gadgets. Of course, to readers of this site, this is nothing new. In fact, we bet that many of you, like us, can spend upwards of $5,000 a year on gadgets or more. Are we right? How much do you spend on gadgets on an annual basis? smile

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Posted: 30 April 2007 01:16 PM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Wow, annually? I never really thought about it. Just last year I spent about $2,500 ~ $3,000. Wow, when you put it like that, that’s a lot of spending! :-s

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Posted: 30 April 2007 05:24 PM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Well this year I know that I will be spending about at least $300 alone on games, not to mention other things.  But I know that I am not updating my PC this year or next.  So I will save some money there.

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Posted: 30 April 2007 05:26 PM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Well…..... Lets see. I got the Xbox 360 last year, the Zune two of them that is, a Nikon Coolpix L6 6MP camera, three more controllers for the 360, the camera for the 360, and I think thats it. I would guess thats over 1,200. Oh wait! We got new ear buds for the Zunes, and two headsets for the 360.

Damn that adds up quick.

I forgot to mention the games. Check out mt gamer tag bar, and you can see how many of those I have gotten.

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Posted: 30 April 2007 10:13 PM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Well, if you count the HDTV that my mom got my brother and me for Christmas, then we’re already over the mark…. plus component cables for the cable box, components for the Wii, the Wii itself, Wii controller, Wii games, and $300 in games between Christmas and today. So… yeah, we’re way over.

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Posted: 01 May 2007 10:13 AM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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What - none of you guys have cell phones? raspberry

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Posted: 01 May 2007 12:48 PM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Wow, I forgot about that…. I guess that’s another $100 in the past year… damn.

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Posted: 01 May 2007 01:54 PM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Andru Edwards - 01 May 2007 10:13 AM

What - none of you guys have cell phones? raspberry

Hmmmmmmmm….....

Does that include the phone bill? I’m on a plan that every six months I can get a new phone, but if I don’t we get a $150 credit. So yes last year we did get two new phones; I’m guessing that the amount for the credit would be added to the grand total.

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Andru Edwards - 30 April 2007 11:30 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has just released the results of a study they conducted in February, and the word from them is that the average American household spends about $1,200 per year on gadgets. Of course, to readers of this site, this is nothing new. In fact, we bet that many of you, like us, can spend upwards of $5,000 a year on gadgets or more. Are we right? How much do you spend on gadgets on an annual basis? smile

Well, it depends on whether anything broke during that year for my house. LOL Also, it depends on what we are planning on buying in that particular year. If I decide to buy only a mp3 player, then of course, I would end up spending only $100 or so. However, I think this year, my family will probably reach the $1,200 amount. My dad has been looking at purchasing a HDTV to replace our old, TV, which still works fine, but we’ve had that TV for about 22 years now. I think because of the rising new inventions of gadgets and electronics, everyone is spending more and more. With amazing deals certain days of the year, of course people will end up buying it if it’s cheap and they need it. My dad bought a camera earlier this year and his reason was “Just to have some fun and take some pictures.” We recently bought a great desktop during Boxing Day (I don’t know if there are Boxing Days around the world, but since I live in Canada, Boxing Day is the day after Christmas where everywhere has cheap deals and all that) and it was a fantastic deal. In the end, I’m not surprised that we can spend upwards of $5000 a year, it is possible and well, if we have money to spend, why not treat ourselves to a little something?

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Posted: 04 June 2008 03:39 PM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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i wouldnt spend that much on gadgets, i dont have that much money to spend on gadgets, although there are some electronics that if i did have that kind of money i would get. i more of a gamer and i would probably buy more of the games.

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Posted: 04 June 2008 03:44 PM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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I really dont have that much money to spend Andru.

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Posted: 04 June 2008 03:59 PM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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gas is so high that everyone is going broke. its ridiculous!!

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Posted: 04 June 2008 10:54 PM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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Last I year spent around $100, this year it is around $250 so far.

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Posted: 05 June 2008 02:38 PM   [ # 13 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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lol, my cellphone was a gift from my aunt, the only thing i really spent was for a new monitor. If i had money to spend on gadgets, i’d spend it on a faster computer.

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Posted: 05 June 2008 02:47 PM   [ # 14 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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yeah i would to but then again never know how you would react being around all of those gadgets. i love electronics, and i like to see how things work!! i would probably be like a kid in a candy store…lol.

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Posted: 06 June 2008 09:18 PM   [ # 15 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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i couldnt even began to tally up how much i spend. if i like a gadget i have to have it

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