By understanding product trends, it may keep you from spending money on things that will be obsolete before the year is out.
Specifically, there are 10 things that analysts say will soon be obsolete and, for that reason, you probably shouldn’t buy or invest in these items this year.
Here are a few from the list that I firmly agree with:
- Home phone land lines. Having a home phone has already become obsolete for anyone who has found a cell phone plan that is cheaper and more convenient. As this trend continues and products like Magic Jack that can plug into your computer and provide a phone line become more available, I too see traditional telephone land lines disappearing.
- External hard drives. It’s no longer necessary to back up your files onto 3-1/2 inch disks or CD disks because there are plenty of online alternatives. I personally use Media Fire to back up the files on my computer. It has unlimited file storage and allows me to share files as well. As these and other online services like Dropbox and Google Drive become more popular, external hard drives will become a thing of the past.
- Music CDs. With iTunes, Google Play, and other download music services (not to mention YouTube where most any song you could want has a video of some kind available), fewer people are buying CDs these days. I stopped buying them 3 years ago because of this very reason. Soon, they’ll be nearly impossible to find.
- Newspaper subscriptions. Personally, the only paper I buy anymore is the Sunday paper and that’s just to get the coupon flyers. Almost any newspaper you want to read you can view online now, and many of them are FREE. Because of this, most people aren’t willing to pay for a newspaper subscription any longer. Therefore, newspapers are indeed one of the soon-to-be obsolete products you probably want to avoid.
Obsolete Products A To Z
Truth is, there are a lot of people weighing in and making their own guesses regarding obsolete products that we’re all likely to wave goodbye to very soon.
Here’s a growing list of things that are already obsolete or will be soon:
Click each to view the details and sources
More Collections Of Obsolete Products
Just for fun, here are some more great collections of obsolete or soon-to-be obsolete products:
- Obsolete Professions
- 100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About
- 50 Things That Are Being Killed By The Internet
- 40 Big Losers In Technology
- Obsolete Skills Wiki
- 9 Gadgets That Smartphones Made Obsolete
- 11 Sounds Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard