Buy Aftermarket Technology Now Or After CES?

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2013 CES

The 2013 CES will take place January 8-11 in Las Vegas.

With the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) coming up January 8-11, 2013 you may be thinking it’s best to hold off those in-car technology purchases until after the new product models are introduced in Las Vegas. But that doesn’t have to the case.

Unless you are a very early adopter, chances are you can find what you are looking for on retailer’s shelves right now. Just in time for Christmas.

Here’s four reasons not to put off your in-car technology purchase:

Trade-Only Event: CES is where manufacturers show off new wares to retailer store buyers. Even if products are available, it will still be a few weeks before your retailer would have it in their store.

New Products, Available Soon…Maybe: Sometimes the new models shown in the booths at CES are prototypes, mock-ups or beta pieces. It could be many months before the actual product is available for retail sale. And some products introduced may never see the light of day for various reasons.

Same Model, Different Model Number: Let’s face it. Many products will get some cosmetic changes, maybe some minor internal updates and a new model number for 2013. Waiting for the new model may not get you anything measurable.

Closeout Deals: Probably the best reason not to wait is as we get to the end of the year, retailers want to move remaining inventory to lower their tax bills. So closeout pricing and Christmas sales make this the perfect time to buy in-car electronics.



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