Take a look at the 10 things financial experts recommend not purchasing for college-bound students, according to DealNews.com
Many professors are accepting reports electronically, and many universities offer free or low cost printing options for students.
Most students won't need a tablet for school work, and in most cases, a well equipped laptop PC will suffice.
The expensive sheets and blankets will get destroyed during normal college use. Save the expensive bedding purchases for AFTER college.
Most college students are internet savvy, and will watch their favorite shows via Netflix or Hulu, so a laptop will suffice.
An Iron and Ironing Board
"I need to iron this shirt" said no college student ever.
The freshman 15 does happen to most students. Wait until the holidays to stock up on new clothes for your college student
A High End Laptop
Most students won't use all the processing power in their laptops for tasks such as word processing, social media.
A Mini Fridge
Students won't have a use for the refrigerator after college, and it's use in college is usually limited.
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
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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