When it comes to back to school shopping, our parents did NOT have it harder than us. Ask any of today’s parents currently doing college shopping.
When it came to school, my parents had a flair for the dramatic. Whenever they’d take me back-to-school shopping, it was always the same old yarn. “You don’t know how good you have it,” they’d say. “Back in my day, I had to hike 10 miles to school going uphill both ways.” It didn’t take long for me to understand what provoked this tales of woe. It was their buyer’s remorse kicking in just before we reached the checkout lane. I’d like to take my parents back-to-school shopping for today’s high-school and college-bound kids. Then I could tell them how good they had it!
College and Today’s Working Parents
My wife and I have three boys, aged 18, 11, and seven. While the oldest chose to learn a trade instead of attending Debt Factory U, the others might choose the scholastic route. When that day comes, I know we’ll be shelling out a pretty penny to send our little princes off to school. These days, it’s not about papers, pencils, and the cool Trapper Keeper binder. (Anyone still have theirs?) Now, we’re sending our kids off to school with costly tablets and other consumer electronics gear. And this is just be the start of our back-to-school shopping.
What’s a working parent to do?
Having a place that offers affordable consumer electronics equipment is a good place to start. Working parents like us need make the most out of the ultimate limited resource – our paychecks. Solid Signal understands the struggle that many working parents face. We provide the best deals on a variety of consumer electronics equipment to help you send your kids off to college without going into the poorhouse, yourselves.
Here’s a look at some of our back-to-school supplies and dorm room essentials:
Save Money on Today’s “Essentials”
Kids don’t go anywhere or do anything without their tablets these days. They use them to surf the Web, chat with friends, take pictures, stream their favorite shows, and, when they have the time, do their schoolwork. Solid Signal has a selection of affordable tablets. Remember, the more money you save on a tablet, the more you’ll be able to spend on the full line of tablet and computer accessories we offer, including notebook mouse, keyboards, WiFi antennas, and more. We also have bags and cases that can protect your child’s digital investment.
Stay Safe on Campus and the Road
While going away to college is a rite of passage for many kids, it’s also disheartening to parents. It’s natural to worry about your child’s safety when they’re so far away from home. We have flashlights, emergency road kits, and many other items to help keep your college student safe while he or she is at school or coming home for the holidays. Best of all, these items are priced with working parents like you in mind!
Know Where You’re Going
No parent wants their child to feel lost in a new city. If your child is going away to college, our affordable GPS devices will always keep them on track. We also have tracking devices for your cellphone or other items. These can come in handy during those rare but unfortunate times when something gets lost or stolen.
“Get Outta Bed!”
“80 percent of success is showing up.” That’s what Woody Allen once said, and he’s right. If your kid is going to succeed in college, he or she has to show up to class. Our Sonic Alert alarm clocks are loud enough to make sure they do. When these clocks start blasting and shaking, it’s enough to wake even the sleepiest of sleepy-heads. These clocks are affordable, and they give mom and dad some peace of mind. You can’t put a price on that!
Send Your Kids to School Prepared
Like I said before, back-to-school shopping isn’t like it used to be. Today’s parents are buying a lot more than paper, pencils, pens, and the occasional Texas Instruments calculator. We have what today’s college students need at the prices parents want. Check out our short list of dorm room essentials. We also have an expanded list of all our back-to-school offerings. If your child needs it, chances are we have it… and at a price you can afford. Just think of us as your back to school source.