I recently came across an article telling us what to not buy in 2010. I had to say that I disagree with the majority of the list. Here's the list and my thoughts:
1. DVDs — Obviously the people who made this list do not have children who want to watch the same movie 400 times. In a row. Not everybody has Netflix (we don't) or cable that they have movies on demand.
2 (aff). Home (aff) telephone service. Really? My home (aff) phone costs $30 with an additional $20 for long distance. This is for unlimited calls and minutes. I'm afraid to see my cell phone bill if we get rid of the home phone. Seriously. Unless I could get unlimited minutes, I don't end up ahead by getting rid of my phone service.
3. External hard drives. They are advocating that you use an online backup service instead of an external hard drive (aff). Ummm, the hard drive is cheaper. Trust me, I use both.
4. Smartphones. Ummm, whatever.
5. Compact Digital Cameras. As a person who has both a DSLR and a pocket camera, I have to say that I use my compact 100 times more. Why? I have kids and have enough crap to carry around. I love my DSLR but I don't have the room for it.
6. Newspaper Subscription. I love my newspaper. I like reading my newspaper. Will never get rid of it.
7. New College Textbooks. They had the services that the article suggests when I was in college and they never seemed to have the books I needed.
8. Gas guzzling cars. We own a Prius and a minivan. Need I say more?
I'd love to know your thoughts. You agree with Yahoo's list? Or do I make some good points?