When new tech is announced/released, do you buy it right away?

Do you immediately buy the newest tech when it comes on the market?   

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So with the upcoming releases of the new consoles, iPhone's, and GPU's I got curious as to how many of us buy it right away.

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I wait for a time until it gets cheap enough and I could snatch a deal (I haven't paid full price for anything in a long time) (unless it's something that I really really really want, and I buy it right away... But that hasn't been the case in the last 10 years).


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I used to jump in right away, and now I've learned to hold off.  There's always SOMETHING that's up with it that isnt known until a month in that might affect how I feel about it.  

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Director Fury

I may wait 6months - 1yr. Depending on how often the lifecycle is. For consoles probably a year. For a vid card, at least 6 months maybe 9. A phone 3 - 6 months.

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12 minutes ago, Director Fury said:

I may wait 6months - 1yr. Depending on how often the lifecycle is. For consoles probably a year. For a vid card, at least 6 months maybe 9. A phone 3 - 6 months.

OK, how often do you replace things like cell phones and video cards?

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Mobile phones:

When my contract ends I buy whatever is out. If new hotness is coming out within a month or so of my contract ending I'll wait a month. Otherwise, I'll just buy whatever's good right now.



Nintendo: I buy it right away. This is the only stupid thing I think I do with regards to this stuff.

Every other console: I buy it years later when there are a mass amount of games for dirt cheap. I'm thinking about buying a PS4 for example.



I've upgraded my computer twice in the last decade. So.... I still have a GTX 970 and it's fine.



I rarely have new technology. It's just never what you think it'll be. Never makes you as happy as you want it to.

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Usama Jawad96

I buy something usually a few months after launch but only if I have a need for it + if the reviews are generally good.

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Some stuff yes, other stuff no.  Really depends on what it is.

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