Saying that buying a smartphone is an emotional roller coaster may sound a little dramatic, but at the end of the day it is all about emotions and like a roller coaster there are ups and downs, twists and turns, we may just not really think about it so much.
Lets look at the facts:
You decide you want a fun day out full of thrills and adventure
You make a decision you need a new phone
You hear there is a new ride being built at the local park
You hear that a new phone is to be announced at the next tech conference
You anxiously wait for the new ride to be built
You anxiously wait for the new phone to be announced
You hear the ride is better or worse than you had imagined
You read the specs of the phone are better or worse than you had read previously
The ride is complete and unveiled to the world
The phone is announced
Initial reactions and feedback comes in from thrill seekers
Initial reactions and opinions come in from tech journalists
You decide to go and try it for yourself
You decide it is the phone for you
You wait for the day to come until you can ride it
You wait for the first stock to go on sale
You are apprehensive as to what it will be like – The wait seems to last for ever
You are excited and nervous as to whether you made the right decision -– The wait seems to last for ever
You go to the park, your about to ride the roller coaster
Launch day is here and your order is about to ship
Your up, you’re seated and about to go
Your order has shipped and the phone will be with you tomorrow
The ride begins and you can’t control yourself
The package is here, you just want to open it
You love every minute of the ride despite the scary parts
You love your phone despite the fact it cost you a fortune
The ride has ended but you want to go again.
Your battery has died where you keep trying things
You go again
You charge it up and keep trying and testing
The pattern continues until you loose the excitement, there are better ride and better phones, so you start the whole process again.
At each stage of the process be it the roller coaster you are thinking or feeling something about the whole scenario. You may not communicate it to others but you feel it. Happy, sad, dubious, anxious, excited, you get the picture.
We all come with different thoughts and opinions and phone buying habits but I wouldn’t mind betting if you like the latest phones or have an interest in technology, your thought pattern is something similar.
If you need help dealing with your smartphone buying roller coaster, we at Clove are here to help as we go through the exact same thing.