How to Find the Best Deals on Electronics and Gadgets for College

Your college years can be the best years of your life. They can also be some of the most stressful, what with adjusting to being away from home, sometimes fitting work into a busy class schedule, and keeping up with the all-important college social scene. One of the best ways you can ease at least some of those stresses is to make sure you have the right tools. In today’s technology age, the best tools can be pretty pricey. Therefore, it pays (or, saves) to know where to shop. Here are some tips for how to find the best deals on electronics and gadgets for college:

Online forums

There are a number of online forums –, for example – where people log on to ask questions about the best deals available, and also to report on great deals they have found. If you want something in particular, post a message on an online forum and see what kinds of responses you get. Or you may opt to just browse the forums regularly to see what deals jump out at you.

Discount codes and coupons

A quick online search for electronics coupons and discount codes will return a multitude of websites you can use to search for special rates on the electronics and gadgets of your choice. You may search for a specific product, brand, or category in order to find coupons and codes to use at checkout when you make a purchase.

Online discount electronics stores

In addition to the previously mentioned sources, there are a number of online discount electronics stores where you can find anything and everything you could possibly imagine when it comes to the latest (and the oldest) electronics and gadgets on the market. is one of the most popular online electronics stores, but there are many, many more, and it definitely pays to shop around.


This site is an old standby for good reason: When you can find almost anything you are looking for and then bid the price you are willing to pay, you stand the chance of getting a great deal. Just be careful when making big electronics purchases from private parties on eBay; make sure you read eBay’s full return and refund policy before you hand over your hard earned money.

There are a number of great (and easy) ways you can find the electronics and gadgets you want for college. Check out these sources and don’t ever underestimate the value of shopping around, and you will do just fine.

About the Author: Ludivina Cavicchi has twin girls headed to two different colleges this year and she’s working hard to find the best deals on the things they’ll need. She also hopes they get a bunch of Best Buy gift cards for graduation gifts!

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April 19, 2012