For kids of all ages, tablets and electronic gadgets are becoming the gift of choice. No longer do we see swarms of angry mobs in the toy section during Christmas time. They have moved over a couple of sections at Target and are now occupying the electronics section. While this might frighten the employees working in big-box retail electronics, it is driving up sales on expensive items and making a fortune for companies like Apple and Samsung.
While it may seem like the iPad 2 and other popular mobile devices should be relegated to older, more responsible people, they are the number one item flying out of stores and into the hands of young children. Traditional brands like Crayola are not relying on the sales of their physical products as much as they are on selling apps specifically geared towards children. The ColorStudio HD application allows young children to use the iPad as a toy. This is a particularly smart and crafty marketing move because in a weak economy, parents are going to be looking to save money by purchasing things they and their children would want together.
Children are looking forward to receiving tablets because they are completely interactive, easy to use, and loads of fun. This is an ironic contradiction because adults want to use tablets for the exact same reasons. While the older crowd will want to do such tasks as e-commerce and reverse phone lookup with their devices, the major technology companies have certainly struck a nerve with the base human instinct.
According to TechBargains, a collaborative site for finding the best deals on electronics, about 64 percent of consumers want to purchase a tablet for this holiday season. The much hyped Kindle Fire is also receiving excellent reviews because of its low price and relative ease of use. The current line of gaming consoles are not selling well because major companies like Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have plans to launch new products sometime within the next year or two. If you are looking for a great deal, purchase the current line of gaming systems. Just be forewarned that they will become obsolete in a few years.
With all of the hoopla surrounding electronics, scammers are running rampant and taking advantage of anyone looking for a good deal. While a good deal of consumer products may be taking cash from people, a more altruistic guise is also aimed at stealing money. According to the Better Business Bureau, more scams posing as charities are looking for money than anything else. Shopping for products on sites like Amazon and eBay is a tried and true way to make sure you do not run into some kind of charitable diversion while doing your holiday shopping
If you are on the fence about purchasing a tablet during the holiday season, don’t feel bad about disappointing anyone. Prices are sure to fall after the holiday because the industry is constantly evolving. If you are looking for a clever way to bring members of your family closer together, a tablet might be your best solution.