10 Things Not to Buy in 2010

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  1. GekiDan

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    Ten years ago, most homes relied on dial-up connections to access the Internet and iPods, flat-screen TVs and the Nintendo Wii didn't exist.

    In 2010, consumer should expect to see more revolutionary products supplanting old mainstays. In media, DVDs, books, newspapers and magazines will continue to lose ground to services like in-home movie rentals and gadgets like the Amazon (AMZN) Kindle. In big-ticket items, the push for energy efficiency will continue to influence consumer decisions on cars and home upgrades.

    As a result, some consumer products appear poised for a dip in sales, which could be a prelude to obsolescence. Here are 10 items not to buy in 2010.

    1. DVDs
    2. Home Telephone Service
    3. External Hard Drives
    4. Smartphone Also-Rans
    5. Compact Digital Cameras
    6. Newspaper Subscriptions
    7. CDs
    8. New College Textbooks
    9. Gas-Guzzling Cars
    10. Energy-Inefficient Homes and Appliance

    Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/108504/10-things-not-to-buy-in-2010
     
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    Interesting list! Changes in the movie industry are very interesting and will result in a significant fall in DVD sales and rentals (the growth of video on demand has previously been discussed here on BAF).

    Personally I still enjoy reading traditional newspapers and I won't be in a rush to stop purchasing them. I find it easier to read large amount of text from paper than to read from a computer screen. Many people from the industries included in that list of ten things not to buy will have grave concerns about the future of their business.
     
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    Bu this list will not let me stop from buying external hard drives. I mostly use them for back-up purposes. My internet connection is not that fast so I can't really rely on Online File Storage.
     
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    Back up storage is something that I really need to take seriously, for fear that my PC would crash and burn. I'll look into some of the online options mentioned in that article.
     
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    External HD's are also a very must for me, since I am only using a notebook and a very few storage is really an option, I really go for External HD's.

    Like Geki, My net is not that reliable and I can't find a net provider that is really fast as they say their net connections are, External HD's are very important for me.
     
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    This means no downloading anymore. Since if you store some thing online, you upload them. Then when you need it again, you download it again... It's a big waste of bandwidth.
     
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    And since I have a not so good net connection (that most of the times just decides to take a break), I wouldn't have to wait for my net connection to be up again to get my files online. :) External HD's are not that heavy and some can even fit into our pockets. I really love my External HD's.

    Thanks Geki.
     
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    May I know how much are 500 gb or 300 gb ones?
    I'm planning to buy new ones for this year since the 160GB I bought last year is nearly full.
     
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    Hi,

    Nice list.

    Thanks a lot for sharing the information.
     
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    cool..
    but I cant stop buying CDs and DVDs..
    thnx for the list.
     
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    I agree with them all except the car one
     
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    Very good list, I stopped buying most of those items a long time ago. I still can't believe that newspapers are going to be extinct soon. D:
     
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    Some likes collecting CDs or DVDs.
     
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    I hope cameras cannot be included in this rite.
     
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    My exceptions: 3. External Hard Drives - I need one, and 5. Compact Digital Cameras - the old is broken :)
     
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    But I need college textbooks especially books that are related to marketing. Although it is included in the list, still I'll buy it.
     

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