Many retailers now offer a range of different free laptop deals – and this is something you should try taking advantage of (like I have). These include laptops from Apple, Acer and other companies. I managed to get an Apple Macbook which I was VERY happy about. What many people don’t realise is that these deals don’t always provide good value for money though, so you need to be careful. This article will talk about the different considerations when looking to get a free laptop deal, but the bottom line is make sure you are careful about which deal you decide to get, and don’t be pressured into it.
Mobile phone retailers always find it difficult to compete with each other, as it is the providers who set tariffs. This means that is very little leeway for them to provide traditional deals such as half price and discount offers. For this reason, the companies try to provide free gifts to make their company seem more attractive, and this is where you get a good bargain if you know what to look for. There is nothing underhand about these offers – they are simply effective ways of getting a customer into the shops – but that doesn’t mean they are all equal.
The downside to getting a free laptop with mobile phones is that they are usually only available on the higher priced contracts. I had to get a £35 pm deal for two years. There are, however, some good deals to be found online. When looking at a free laptop contract deal you should take into account the total cost of the contract, as this can sometimes be more than the laptop itself. When I added up the total cost of my deal I decided it was worth it, but for other deals I decided they weren’t.
You also need to think about which type of mobile phone you want to get with the contract, how many texts and minutes you get and whether or not the provider has good coverage in your area. As long as you take into account all these factors you’ll have a much better chance of getting a good deal.