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    How much have you spent on technology, roughly?

    I know it is VERY hard to give an exact number so let us say over the last 10 years, how much do you think you spent on tech gear?

    I am talking about things like computers, smart phones, gaming consoles, and other smart devices.

    I don't buy a new phone as often as everyone else but I have gotten 3 in the last 10 years, which would total to be about $1000. I also got 2 laptops (another $1200 combined), a desktop build (about $1000) and some computer accessories that were likely around $400 total. So $3,600 total. I know I am missing some little things so I will just round everything up to $4,000.

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    1000 more or less of the years.

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    Off the top of my head, probably about 3000 on computers and peripherals. Maybe around 1000 on game consoles and gaming peripherals. About 1000 on phones. Then there's miscellaneous devices like the Raspberry Pi, Amazon Echo, home automation, etc. Probably 500. Oh yeah, displays and my projector too. They probably come to almost 1000.

    It's all a guess, but I'd say in the region of 7000. Sounds like a lot, but spread out over a decade it isn't that much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    Off the top of my head, probably about 3000 on computers and peripherals. Maybe around 1000 on game consoles and gaming peripherals. About 1000 on phones. Then there's miscellaneous devices like the Raspberry Pi, Amazon Echo, home automation, etc. Probably 500. Oh yeah, displays and my projector too. They probably come to almost 1000.

    It's all a guess, but I'd say in the region of 7000. Sounds like a lot, but spread out over a decade it isn't that much.
    I forgot about gaming consoles... lol So yeah I missed quite a many hundred there.

    Look at it this way, you spent 7,000 over 10 or so years and a lot of people spend $600+ a year just on their phones cause they can't stomach to have an old model. Over 10 years, that is 6 grand (or more!) just on phones.

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    Probably $20,000, but that's over the last 21 years. Several laptops, 16 consoles, 400-500 games (a good 2/3 are retro or secondhand though, not MSRP). Are we including smartphones? For many years I only spent money on game stuff & travel. I lived out in the country and it wasn't like I was going to restaurants all the time or anything. I'd say like $800/year with some years spiking up due to a laptop & phone purchase in the same year or God-forbid I get a new console and laptop on the same year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemekis View Post
    Probably $20,000, but that's over the last 21 years. Several laptops, 16 consoles, 400-500 games (a good 2/3 are retro or secondhand though, not MSRP). Are we including smartphones? For many years I only spent money on game stuff & travel. I lived out in the country and it wasn't like I was going to restaurants all the time or anything. I'd say like $800/year with some years spiking up due to a laptop & phone purchase in the same year or God-forbid I get a new console and laptop on the same year.
    That still seems reasonable considering what you are getting. I have had to get a new phone, laptop, and wanted a new console all in one year... This was back in 2010. Boy was that not a fun time for my wallet. lol

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    As for myself, hmmm. For the last ten years, probably $3,000. A couple of laptops, 3 or 4 smartphones, accessories that come with it, software. Yeah, probably around that figure.

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