Now is a terrible time to shop for gadgets
This is a terrible time to shop for electronic gadgets. Yes, there are lots of good products to be had at reasonable prices, but a whole crop of new and upgraded devices will be hitting store shelves in the next eight weeks, and any of them might make your current favorites obsolete. Why buy a new PC now, with Microsoft Corp. rolling out its new Windows 8? Why buy a new smartphone, when Apple is about to introduce a new iPhone?