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Geek Genius: How To Get The Latest Gadgets Without Breaking The Bank

Geek Genius: How To Get The Latest Gadgets Without Breaking The Bank
photo: Harshit Sekhon Tired of spending big bucks every time Apple (AAPL) releases a new version of your go-to gadget? (Hint: this happens every year). Then stop. It’s easy to save on everything, from cell phones to laptops, if you know where to look. Frugal tech-shoppers use iPhone apps and police impound sites to score the best and newest gadgets for cheap. Here are five ways to find discounts on all the gadgets you want: RedLaser Bargain hunters swear by RedLaser, a free application for iPhone and Android phones that scans item bar codes to find the merchant that sells it at the lowest price. ChinaBuye Where can you get a laptop for under $100? NexTag You’ve probably heard of NexTag, a price comparison site that now boasts 30 million users. Games Tester Loan Processing Specialist Sarah Horton knows a thing or two about saving money. Property Room Between drug busts and other police seizures, a whole lot of ownerless, high-ticket items end up in police custody.

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