Weekend Open Forum: Your most regretted tech purchase?


TS Enthusiast
My PC build that I made cost me over 2000 dollars and a few months later the prices of the same hardware I got went down to 1500 dollars, made me die inside for a few days. =( Was an 1336 i7 920 build lol


TS Special Forces
The closer you get to the cutting edge when you do anything in electronics the more you will see this. You just have to go into it expecting it - once you buy something it's pretty much outdated. That doesn't mean it's not any good though.


Razer mouse and keyboard. Keyboard died on me within the first month, the mouse within the second.


TS Guru
Dell Axim x51v. I thought it was supposed to be fast, with that supposedly fastest-ever PDA processor, and could do a lot.

I thought I would use it to write notes when away from comp, browse work email when away from comp, make spreadsheets of the many things I need to stay organized on with MS Excel, use as mp3 player, watch videos, add GPA software and CF-based hardware and have GPA, read ebooks, read pdfs, etc.

File management was terrible. Adding and deleting programs was terrible.EAlmost everything I tried to add was a hassle. Video codecs were a hassle. Calendar/email barely better than doing without. Battery ran out all the tim,. so I got a big bulky battery.

Never got publically available GPS maps to load, so never sprung for GPS sensor.

Overall, was passibly fair at a few things, and not really good at anything. There were a lot of axim enthusiasts then, and so I at least could sell off all my axim stuff.


I regret those I purchased but never put into use.

- The original Xbox, never played once. Still in brand-new condition lying somewhere in my house.

- A $230 graphic card which was put into random use only about 5 years after the purchase (I didn't have a mainboard with PCI-E slot back then), and just for web surfing and such.

- To many computer cases (almost 20) which only 2 was used. The rest went into garbage when I had to move house.

- A $1,200 tattooing system

Those are the purchases that I wish I could convert them back into cash :(