to purchase or not to purchase - that is the question
If we know that we will need to replace our ancient computer within 6 months to a year, should we get one now while computers are rather cheap, or should we continue to hang on to those dollars in our savings? We can easily afford $600 to $700 without going in to savings or financing it. However, like most people these days, we are keeping all spending to a minimum.
One of the issues with the computer is that we also have an old printer for which it is hard to find cartridges, and our computer is too old to install modern-day printer software.
I guess my question is, would it be more prudent to buy it now while they are cheap, or risk the price spike if we wait until later? Having a computer is convenient for me, as it allows me to frequently work from home. However, my employer does not require it.