It’s almost Christmas holiday. Every year, 32% of French people intend to buy high tech products as a Christmas gift. Now is the time for you to write your Christmas wishlist, but you have to think about it in a reasoned way …
High-tech products, flagship Christmas gifts.
Is Christmas holiday the best time of the year to buy a new phone? Several companies offer you big discounts at this moment. In any case, what the Toluna study for SFAM states is that 42% of French people dream of receiving a smartphone at Christmas eve in the first rank, followed by a computer with 24%. These kinds of products are in the top 10 intent to purchase. There are many reasons you choose to buy high-tech products and there is always a good one: having the brand new smartphone at the top of the trend, for the pleasure of giving to your relatives, because you need a new phone, etc.
The end of the north pole for Santa Claus.
As previously explained in our latest post entitled “&COLLAB participates in the Make Friday Green Again movement”, 35% of French people do their Christmas shopping on Black Friday according to AFP (agence française de presse), no offense to consumers’ wallets. However, buying new products has a considerable impact on the environment, in particular on climate change, leading to the melting of glaciers for instance. In these times, it’s up to us to raise awareness and help you evolve. You need to pay attention to what you buy and how you use it. Is it really necessary for you to have a new phone instead of a second-hand phone ? Let us give you a significant example : when a new phone is sold, 50 to 95 kg of greenhouse gases are emitted. When there is a new smartphone launched on the market, sales of new phones run into the millions. Why do you think snow has disappeared into thin air ?
The solution: used products.
Of course, the current pandemic has slowed down sales of new smartphones, notably with the collapse of the telephone market in China. But let’s continue our fight for a greener world and buy used products. Did you know that sales of used products reduce greenhouse gases? Buying second-hand products means extending its useful life. In addition to being an environmentally friendly act, it is also a good compromise for tech-savvy and small budgets. Good news, according to a SFAM study, 52% of French people would like to acquire second-hand devices for Christmas. And the planet thanks you.
Above all, please keep in mind that: if you really want to get a new phone this Christmas, first of all, sell your old phone. By doing this, you reduce the number of mobile phones in landfills. Thank you.