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Speaking 1 Topic: Buy electronic devices immediately after release or wait?

Some people prefer to buy electronic products, such as gaming devices and mobile phones, right after they are released. Some prefer to wait for reviews. Which one do you prefer?

In the 15 seconds I have for note-taking, here’s what I would jot down:

  1. Wait
  2. Not particular about gadgets
  3. Research
  4. Game console experience

Here’s my detailed response:

I would prefer to wait for product reviews before buying a new electronic device. First, I am not particular about owning the latest gadgets. I use my existing devices as much as possible and discard them only when they’ve completely served their purpose. Also, in the event that I actually made up my mind to buy a new device, I would spend time on research. A part of this research is going through user reviews. I remember a friend of mine who had eagerly waited for the latest release of a game console and bought it right on the day it was launched. He then realized that most of the games that he owned were not compatible with this new console and he had to upgrade the games as well.