In his book "Living Well On Practically Nothing" the late author Ed Romney spoke of a phrase marketers use called "the apparently wealthy".
This describes those who buy the latest-and most expensive-gizmos & doo-dads to make it seem like they have more money than they actually have in order to "impress" their friends & neighbors.
I know from experience how people tend to look at you funny like you're a Luddite or-worse!-Amish if you DON'T have the latest technological gizmos & doo-dads.
Here's a rundown of the "technological" devices that I currently own & use:
I have an older model "refurbished" Dell laptop I purchased off Amazon for $65 (and that includes shipping & handling). (BTW, just in case you were wondering, this ISN'T a picture of my computer.)
I still use a flip-phone and have NEVER owned an iPhone. Granted, it's a new flip-phone, but it's STILL a flip-phone nevertheless. (Plus I don't hardly use a phone myself so why would I need a "newer" phone?)
I have a DVD-and NOT a Blu-Ray-player that I bought from-where else!-Wal-Mart for $25 (though I do use my sister's Netflix with HER permission, of course!).
Hell, I don't even own a car as I walk everywhere and have others drive me where I need to go. (#SorryNotSorry)
My own personal view regarding technology is if it does the job I want and/or need it to do that's ALL I'm concerned about regardless if it's the latest technological gizmo or doo-dad or not.
And just because something is "old" or "used" or "refurbished" or considered "outdated" by some-or many-DOESN'T mean that it's totally useless and/or worthless.
But, then again, you could say the SAME about people, couldn't you?
Oh yeah, I still like to play record albums (though, yes, I do use Spotify!).
Does anyone remember record albums?
Man, maybe I am a Luddite!
Of course, one added bonus of owning "dated" equipment is that burglars are LESS likely to rob your shit since they want the NEWEST shit.