Five Things That Will Cost Less in 2011
The website DealNews.com compared the cheapest prices they could find for a bunch of different products over the last two years. And they came up with a list of things that are expected to cost LESS in 2011 than they did last year.
Not surprisingly, all of them are electronics. Here are the top five.
#1.) Blu-Ray Players. In 2009, the cheapest one you could get was $76, and was made by a company called Curtis Mathes. Last year you could get a Samsung Blu-Ray player for $50, and this year the prediction is $39.
#2.) E-Readers. In 2009, Amazon was selling Kindles for $259. Right now, you can buy one for $140. Or, according to experts, you can wait until later this year when the price drops to $99.
#3.) HD TVs. In 2009, the cheapest 42-inch plasma you could get at Best Buy cost just under $500. Last year, they had one for $370. This year, it's expected to drop to $299.
And the same applies for bigger TVs too. In 2009, the cheapest 55-inch HDTV cost $1,115. In 2010, it was around $700. And by the end of this year, you'll be able to get one for around $600.
#4.) Laptops. In 2009, the cheapest price DealNews.com found for a bare-bones laptop with a decent processor was $299 for a Dell.
Last year, Hewlett Packard had one that was selling for only $220. And this year, you should be able to get one for right around $200.
For a faster PC with a dual-core processor, it's more like $400.
#5.) External Hard Drives for Your Computer. Two years ago, you could get a two-terabyte hard drive (which is 1,000 gigabytes) for $140. Last year it was more like $100
--But this year, the price is expected to fall even further, to around $50.
Also, check out "Four Major Things That Will Cost More in 2011" here.