10 things not to buy in 2014

Dying technologies aren’t the only unnecessary drain on our wallets.

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Jan 16, 2014 5:27PM
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this is a lie, tablets cant handle the performance of a desk top or laptop, show me a tablet that can run adobe photoshop? and will allow us to add more ram. you cant.

until you can create a powerful tablet ill stick to my desk top and laptop.

Jan 16, 2014 5:38PM
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These lists are always pretentious and one-sided.    Always written by some ignorant nitwit who assumes that just because he/she doesn't own something, or isn't interested in something, nobody else is either.  

Heck, I'll bet this article was written on a PC despite the fact the article says they are dying.  Few people ever buy a tablet then gets rid of their PC.  Tablets only compliment and work alongside a PC, not replace them.    It's like saying that anyone who decides to take up running or jogging is suddenly not going to travel by car again.
Jan 16, 2014 5:47PM
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Article was very obviously written by a 24-year-old, fresh-out-of-college tech geek who immediately buys the newest gadget released on the market believing whole-heartedly that last year's model is a dinosaur and who assumes that everyone else in this world does the exact same thing.

Jan 16, 2014 5:09PM
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Sorry, but these things are not dying. Ignorant article.
Jan 16, 2014 5:38PM
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yeah  Like I am going to type a 12 page document on a tablet..Get real Idiot

Cell Phones Designed to get your money..

Jan 16, 2014 5:46PM
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Hmm here's my list of 10 things not to buy:


1. sheepskin condoms

2. strippers from Thailand

3. Chinese knockoffs

4. any prostitute that charges $20 or less

5. Legal Weed

6. Obama Care

7. Any car that was produced due to bailout money (here's a hint: Camero)

8. Fish from Asia (unless you like mercury and radiation)

9. Botox (only if you like freakish eyebrows and having some serious toxins in your body)

10. Tickets to Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, N. Korea..(you get the idea) and Russia (only if you're gay and not a U.S. Olympic representative)

    

Jan 16, 2014 5:21PM
Jan 16, 2014 5:34PM
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How about not buying the Bull$hit coming out of all 3 Houses of  the Government .
Jan 16, 2014 6:02PM
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This author evidently does not work on a computer all day long like I do. It is much easier to do my job at a desktop. I would not be able to function with the tablets most of which have limited memory. 
Jan 16, 2014 6:09PM
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I still need a computer because I have programs I use that won't fit on an I Pad and I want a big screen. I have a landline because cell service where I live is iffy.  Some of those things just don't apply to my life in anyway.

Jan 16, 2014 6:19PM
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This article shouldn't be called 10 things not to buy in 2014. It should be called 10 thing that declined in 2013 since that's pretty much all that was stated. I don't know why I even bother reading these articles anymore, it seems like only about 10% are even worth the read. 
Jan 16, 2014 6:23PM
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Did you really just compare an iPad to a desktop PC? lmao, nice try.
Jan 16, 2014 5:52PM
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I read in another article that laptops are still very popular, and tablets are not selling as well as expected, and said everyone should not expect laptops to be going anywhere anytime soon.

They are all just guessing, and passing it off as news.
Jan 16, 2014 6:18PM
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This is only the third time MSN has run this useless story this month, but hey, who's counting? I find the one about hotel rooms particularly amusing. It even says that "demand is rising..." Does that sound like something that's going away soon? Like I really want to stay in someone else's apartment who I don't even know. Sounds more dangerous than staying at the Bates Motel.
Jan 16, 2014 6:40PM
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ANYTHNG Made In China. I remember when China was something you kept in your Hutch or Buffet for Company or Special Occasions ."Oh,  let's use the Good China!" I miss MADE IN JAPAN. (Like Transistor Radios and Ashtrays!) Being somewhere between AARP and Cremation, I am officially a Bitter Human Being!
Jan 16, 2014 5:10PM
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Well serves the greedy cable company people right, they over charge in the first place. If they didn't pay managers, ceo, and exc hundreds of thousands a year, then they would be able to drop rates on subscriptions, for the consumers. But it will never happen, because people would rather loose there job, rather then take a pay-cut. So say good by to the outdated ANOLOG.
Jan 16, 2014 6:06PM
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My wife and I have already cut the Cable TV and Landline. We pay $57.00 a month for internet and stream from Amazon Prime.  A whole lot cheaper than paying $138.00. I also placed a Bi-Directional HD antenna in my attic and get over 32 stations in quality HD. 
Jan 16, 2014 6:23PM
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Yes, tablets can perform the same tasks....if you're willing to pay for the data.  :P  And most folks who want PCs nowadays know how to BUILD them, which is quite a bit cheaper (and better!) than buying them outright.  Or they just upgrade a few parts in that old PC, which is *also* cheaper than buying a whole new system. 

In other words, the buying is down because people are wising up to the game.  :) 

Jan 16, 2014 5:16PM
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Ever who wrote this article probably has most of these items, and uses them every day.  I would like to see everyone one in the USA that has this list of 'obsolete technology' cancel or throw away it all this week.   Then what would MSN write about?
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