January 21, 2022

4 Upgrades That You Likely Don’t Need

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If you’re familiar with sales and customer service, once someone is hooked on a product, then it’s time for the upsell. Oftentimes, however, the higher end of several products contains features that you don’t need.

This goes for both big-ticket items and everyday products and services. Centers Health Care has the details on four upgrades that you likely don’t need to spend your money on.

  1. Internet Service

Most internet service providers will start trying to sell you at 500 megabytes or 1,000 megabytes (1 gigabyte), but it’s rare that you will need that much speed—that’s generally reserved for people who play games over the internet on fast computers or video game systems. Those speeds will be around $75, while you can get 200 MB for around $30. If you’re using Wi-Fi for a couple of smart phones, tablets, and a streaming device or two, that will suit you well for less than half the price.

  1. Gasoline

Premium gas used to be around 10 or 20 cents more per gallon than regular unleaded, but now that number is closer to an additional 60 to 70 cents per gallon. And studies have found that cars designed to run on regular unleaded (87 octane) show no increase in performance when midgrade or premium fuel is used.

  1. Televisions

First it was HD, then 4K, and now 8K. But while there was a significant jump from standard 4:3 TV to 16:9 high definition, the differences to 4K and 8K are more subtle and may not even be noticeable to the untrained eye. The 8K may not be worth the hundreds of extra dollars is costs right now.

  1. Humidifiers

You may have humidifiers around your house to combat the dry winter air, but don’t automatically splurge on the biggest model. A humidifier’s size should be proportional to the room it’s being used in. If the unit is too big for the space it’s in, not only are you wasting money on a unit that’s too big, but the size could lead to dust mites, mold, and other issues for making the environment too moist.

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