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Back-to-school tech savings

Posted at 6:48 PM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 21:48:50-04

Parents are shelling out a pretty penny this year for back-to-school shopping, with electronics eating up more of the budget.

According to a survey by Brand Key, parents will spend seven percent more this year on back-to-school tech, an average of $200, and more parents will be splurging for a big ticket item such as a computer.

"As far as laptops go, it will start from $150 to $2,000-plus, so understanding what your child actually needs and not overspending is going to be important," says Suzanne Kantra of Techlicious.

Off-brand accessories are another way to save.

For example, an iPhone charging cord from Apple is $29, but a similar cord is only $8 on Amazon Basics.