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10 Things NOT to Buy A College-Bound Student

Take a look at the 10 things financial experts recommend not purchasing for college-bound students, according to DealNews.com

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    Printer

    Many professors are accepting reports electronically, and many universities offer free or low cost printing options for students.


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    Tablet Computer

    Most students won't need a tablet for school work, and in most cases, a well equipped laptop PC will suffice.



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    Expensive Bedding

    The expensive sheets and blankets will get destroyed during normal college use. Save the expensive bedding purchases for AFTER college.



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    HD Television

    Most college students are internet savvy, and will watch their favorite shows via Netflix or Hulu, so a laptop will suffice.



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    An Iron and Ironing Board

    "I need to iron this shirt" said no college student ever.



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    Clothes

    The freshman 15 does happen to most students. Wait until the holidays to stock up on new clothes for your college student



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    A High End Laptop

    Most students won't use all the processing power in their laptops for tasks such as word processing, social media.



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    A Mini Fridge

    Students won't have a use for the refrigerator after college, and it's use in college is usually limited.



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    An External Hard Drive

    Cloud storage is becoming more economical than carrying around an external hard drive for backups. Take advantage of services such as Carbonite or iCloud



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    A new iPhone

    Hold off on the iPhone purchase until Apple releases the new iPhones in September. The current product lineup will likely drop in price.



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