How much do you spend on cables in an entire year? You might not be keeping a record but you know it’s a lot. We know because we were also doing so as well, till a while back. Undeniably, gadgets and electronic items surround our life up to a substantial extent. Most probably, you have at least a couple of them around you at this very second of you reading this. Different cables are lifelines to all these electronic gadgets and hence you end up buying some every other day.
Well, this isn’t to lament about the same but bring about a possible solution. Is there a way to save costs on cables? Yes, there is. And that’s to go smart about your investments. In this blog, we have mentioned some tips on how you can choose cost-effective cables to facilitate various connections and data transfers.
We often end up applying the ‘low to high cost’ filter even while shopping offline. Though there’s no harm in observing the price range, it shouldn’t be your priority. Buying quality cables is one definite way to save a lot of cost on cable investment. How?
Well, buying quality cables in the long run means buying fewer cables. While cheap cables can go off within a week, a good quality cable has the capacity to work for years without fail.
Source Them from Manufacturers
Cables aren’t that costly as the price tag says. What? Yes, you read that right. The price tag is for retail shops while the manufacturers sell the same product(s) at very reasonable rates. So, always buy your cables from manufactures.
Just ensure that the manufacturer is ISO certified and produces safe electronic supplies. Cost saving in lieu of hazardous supplies is not at all motivated.
Shop in Bulk
How many USB and HDMI cables do you require in a year? Home and office included, the quantity is quite significant. And if you are buying them one at a time as per your requirements, you are spending a lot of money that you could have saved for a holiday. Okay, exaggerated, but at least a nice dinner in a fancy restaurant.
Make an estimated list of how many USB cables and other supplies you might require within the coming year. You can always team up with your friends and colleagues to increase the number. Shop in bulk and you will absolutely save a lot on your cable expenses.
Now you might say, “The last two points do seem to be nice options in theory but how do I buy supplies from manufacturers? Moreover, the bill is same if I buy even 20 or 50 cables from our local shop.”
Well, good question. Did you know they are even easier to get than buying them from your local electric supply store? Many reliable manufacturers now offer their products online at very competitive prices and also provide huge discounts on bulk orders.
That’s it! Yes, it’s not a very tough task to save on your cable costs, but just being a little sharp with your decisions is all that you need.