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Old 10-22-2011, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Seems a few short months ago there was a post in this forum asking whether or not the OP should buy a product, or would it soon be replaced.

Popular Mechanics gives us a couple of links to check into a product's shelf life... is it new or about to expire.

How to Avoid Gadget Buyer's Remorse - Popular Mechanics

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Retrevo monitors activity at online retailers, news wires and review sites to compile a dossier on virtually every gadget in the world, including comparative price information, reviews and—crucially—a chart showing how far along a gadget is in its life cycle: "new," "reaching its prime," "over the hill" or "ready to retire."
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Decide, a newer product-tracking engine, gives more forceful advice, issuing a "buy" or "wait" recommendation
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Unusually low prices may be a sign that a retailer knows something you don't and needs to clear its inventory to make way for an imminent replacement.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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Unusually low prices may be a sign that a retailer knows something you don't and needs to clear its inventory to make way for an imminent replacement.
I watch for this. My current laptop was an "out dated" model that previously sold for $300 more than I paid for it. That was a couple of years ago. It's still the fastest computer in the house...
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Old 10-27-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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To buy or NOT to buy....
Now what is the question???
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