Technology is advancing so rapidly in the past decades that new and amazing electronics are replaced by even newer and more advanced devices within the blink of an eye. It seems that everybody is always waiting in lines to buy the latest iPhone or Play Station. I myself am a technophile and invariably being attracted to these marvelous high-tech objects, but when comes to the actually purchasing, I prefer to think twice.
To say it simply, not that I love all these new gadgets less, but that I love the practicality more. The ever-changing nature of science always reminds me that it is improbable to keep up with the trend of technology. Also in my studies, I typically don't need to rely on the latest technology to finish my assignments. Sometimes I use electronic databases to do research, but I usually can find what I'm looking for in the school library. I also have no use for the latest smartphone. I hardly use all the features on my normal phone, so I can imagine having all of those fancy applications would just be a waste of battery.
In addition, often when new products are released, they always have a few minor malfunctions. When those problems are discovered, usually the company fixes them and releases an upgraded or relatively flawless version. If there is a new product that I want to buy, I always wait for the second version of the device. That way I can avoid the hassle of spending a lot of money on something that doesn't work entirely well. I prefer to wait to buy a new product, because I don't want to buy a faulty device.
Even after the release of the upgraded version, I still prefer to wait a little longer before I buy it. Usually when there is a new product on the market, the excessive demands lead to a surge in the price which is so high that sellers can raise the prices high above the market value of the product. Since everybody wants the latest iPhone, nobody seems to care that it is so expensive when it is first released. Unlike everybody else, I like to wait a little bit longer. In most cases, the prices of the technological devices will significantly reduce after only 6 months. I would like to buy the latest technology at that time because I can save money that way.
By waiting to buy the latest technological devices, I can avoid buying something that will not be very useful to me, buying something that will break easily, or spending too much on it.