10 Things NOT to Buy Your College Bound Kid

Got a kid you’ll be dropping off at college this semester? Avoid the cliche of buying these items. The probability of them using these things are nill. [They’ll learn probabilities in their math class.]

 

10. A printer.

Most assignments can be emailed. Most colleges have computer labs with low cost printing.

 

 

9. Tablet

The best thing to take notes with is an old fashioned laptop PC. Don’t waste your time with this one.

 

 

8. Expensive Bedding

 

What they have already is just fine. It will be destroyed by roommates anyway. Wait until after college to surprise them with Egyptian Cotton 900 thread count sheets.

 

 

7. HD TV

Let’s face it. They’ll netflix it, hulu it, or steal it. On their laptop.

 

 

6. An Iron

 

Moms. You’ll do their laundry. You’ll iron anything on their trips home. Buy yourself a new set!

 

 

5. Clothes.

Two words: Freshman 15.

 

 

4. High End Lap top

Most students won’t use all the processing power in their laptops for tasks such as word processing, social media.

3. Mini Fridge

Who seriously used this after college?

2. External Hard Drive

Chances are they know about cloud. And they’ll have a hard drive connected to the university most likely.

1. New iPhone

Don’t. Don’t do it. Wait till Christmas. Or pass their exams. Which ever comes first.

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Tim Green

Tim Green is the co-host of the #QWakeUpCrew and can be heard on QMIX from 9 am to Noon. “I get to listen to music every day at work! How could I NOT love my job?!” His favorite part of the job is visiting various offices for the QMIX Office Party. Register for it now! Wait… read the rest of his bio, first. Then go and register! Tim is a pop culture fanatic, useless knowledge retainer, people-watcher, life-failer in remission that just happens to be borderline obsessed with Hollywood and is also long winded. He is still trying to find a film that lives up to his all-time favorite – “The Wizard of Oz.” You can follow the yellow brick road to him on Twitter : @Timmiejoe27! If Tim wasn't working on QMIX 107.3, his dream job would be a performer on Broadway – “I don’t need a leading role; just the funny side kick will do!”

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