Students are widely known for shopping in the cheaper stores, buying own-brand food and leaving it as long as possible to the washing, all to save a bit of money and get through until the next hand-out from mum and dad or the next student loan payment. For whatever reason, saving money is difficult – especially when social factors are brought into the equation with your friends trying to get you to come out for a quick drink which turns into a night to remember (well, remember in two days time anyway).
But students are also known for having the very latest technologies and gadgets, with iPads, smartphones, fancy laptops, ridiculously expensive headphones and more; but there is a real price to pay in order to have these luxury items.
Nothing electrical seems to come cheap, which puts a great deal of strain on the severely deprived bank accounts on students who – in many cases – do actually need certain items. No student can go off to University without a laptop or form of entertainment to help them relax, whether that’s a DVD player or an Xbox or something else. Fortunately, there are ways of getting these items significantly cheaper, or at least working in some kind of package that makes the essential accessories cost less or will soften the blow of the hefty expenditure!
Certain brands have teamed up with online discount code companies to help people make big savings on their goods. For instance, you can find Currys promo codes that will help to make substantial savings on HP laptops, while others offer free delivery or discounts of as much as 30%. Other offers, sticking with the Currys example, include saving £20 on 3TB hard drives, an essential accessory for students looking for somewhere to store all of their lecture notes, essays and dissertation notes and research.
Wherever possible, savings need to be made. That’s just the economic climate we’re in right now. For students especially, who are now paying significantly higher tuition fees, making savings on the things they really need, like laptops and external hard drives – essential study aids – is a must, to help them get through three of the most important, and let’s not forget enjoyable, years of their lives.