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Get Your Gadget – A Guide to Convincing Parents You NEED That New Laptop

Gadgets are expensive, there’s no denying it. What are you supposed to do when you need a new one and your folks don’t want to pony up the cash for it? While it’s certainly their hard-earned cash on the line, there are a few things you can do to overcome their objections. The most important thing to do is to make sure they know it’s a “need”, not really a “want”. How do you do that?

1. Build a Case

The first thing you need to do is prove to your folks that not only do you need that shiny new laptop, but that it will help you in several ways. From writing reports to checking your grades online and being able to getting better grades in school, building a list of why you need that laptop will help you make your case.

2. Don’t Get Angry

Even if your folks flat turn you down, resist the urge to get mad. No matter how badly you want or need that laptop, sometimes it’s just not to be. However, by not getting ticked off when they say no, you make it more likely it will happen down the road.

3. Accept Used

Finally, if you really want to get your parents’ approval, tell them you’re happy with a used model. That proves you’re not in it for the shiny newness and really do need one to help with school.