Christmas is coming, and the first shots in the PR festive savo have already been shot.
£3bn: the total price-tag for Christmas gadgets
As expected, it’s tablets and smartphones that will be getting most of the attention this Christmas
Parents in the UK will collectively spend over £3bn on tech gifts for their children this Christmas.
On average, parents will each splash out £243 on technology, with some even surpassing the £400 mark to fulfil their children’s wishes.
Source: Independent, 26th November 2013
This Christmas, as is so often the case, people will be shelling out monumental sums on the latest technological gadgets and gizmos. But are people paying too much for their tech? Perhaps:
In the same survey, which was carried out by price comparison site uSwitch.com, 70 per cent of parents admitted they spend too much on gadgetry during the festive season.
Of course, if you’re looking to find an impartial view on whether you’re overspending on technology, you might not want to ask uSwitch – the price comparison company.
Ernest Doku, a telecoms expert at uSwitch, said that despite some gadgets costing hundreds of pounds, there are a number of cheaper options available for parents who want “to keep both their kids and their bank managers happy.”
Doku added: “Any parents worried about keeping the cost of Christmas gifts down should make sure they get the best deal, and perhaps think outside the big names. Many of the bargain priced smartphones and tablets are actually still relatively high spec.”
Price comparison website says: “Find ways to shop around for the best price”.