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5 things you can buy for $1,980 instead of the Samsung Galaxy Fold

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Samsung Galaxy Fold: What you can buy instead
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is here. Hooray! Everyone with a $2,000 burning a hole in their pocket can go ahead and pre-order the first-gen foldable phone that will be hitting the shelves.

However, as a rule of thumb, getting a first-gen product means that you will be paying for the privilege to use this exclusive phone and any all issues that might arise. Judging from the latest reports, there might be some issues plaguing some Galaxy Fold devices out in the wild, and there's always the chance that your device might exhibit such nasty problems. 

Remember, people, don't peel the tiny film plastered over the display!

Anyway, seeing how people are willing to shell out so much money for a phone, we decided to round up a few other very enticing things that you can purchase for $2,000 or less. We don't say that these are better buys, but the sensible amongst you would certainly think twice between getting that foldable device.

#1. Treat yourself to this Samsung combo 




Ceramic Samsung Galaxy S10+ 512GB ($1,250)
Galaxy Watch 4G LTE in Silver ($400)
Wireless Charger Duo Pad ($100)
Galaxy Buds ($130)
Galaxy S10+ Navy Leather Case ($49)
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Total  $1,929

Yep, you can get the exquisite Galaxy S10+ in ceramic black or white color with 512GB of native storage, treat it to a nice leather case in beautiful navy color, get yourself a nice manly wearable like the Galaxy Watch, treat yourself to the new Galaxy Buds for the gym, and top it all with the neat dual wireless charger. All of this would cost you a paltry $1,929 and still leave you $60 to treat yourself to an exquisite lunch in a restaurant. Win! 

#2. Get into the Apple ecosystem


Apple iPhone XS Max 256 GB ($1,249)
44mm Apple Watch Series 4 GPS + Cellular ($529)
Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case ($200)
Apple AirPower ($0)
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Total  $1,979

What a wonderful time to get into the Apple Ecosystem. You can get the 256GB iPhone XS Max, which has plenty of storage to spare, as well as the larger Apple Watch Series 4 with cellular & GPS connectivity, throw in the new AirPods on deck, and even get yourself an imaginary AirPower charging pad for free. The grand total would be $1979, leaving one dollar to put in the piggybank you got when you were five. Great deal!


#3. Google crowd, this is for you



Google Pixel 3 XL 128GB ($999)
Google Pixel 3 128GB ($899)
Pixel Fabric Case ($40)
Pixel Fabric Case ($40)
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Total  $1,979

Yes, you can buy two Pixels and outfit them with those cool fabric cases. One for you, one for the missus.  You will both get the stock Android Pie experience, one of the very best cameras in the mobile space, and a great overall experience. What's not to like?

#4. MacBook galore



13" MacBook Pro w/ 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 7th-gen Intel Core i5 ($1,899)
Incase 13" ICON Sleeve Case ($70)
Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha, Venti ($4.75)
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Total $1,973.75

You can't really run FinalCut Pro X on any other hardware than an Apple computer, so getting a 13" MacBook Pro with a sleeve case is justified. Certainly, it will be more useful in terms of productivity than the Samsung Galaxy Fold, don't you think?

#5. Gaming heaven



PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB ($399)
PlayStation VR Borderlands 2 and Beat Saber Bundle ($325)
PlayStationPlus 12-month membership ($60)
Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle (1TB) ($499)
Xbox Live Gold 12-month subscription ($60)
55" Samsung UHD HDR TV from Walmart ($428)
180x 12oz Mountain Dew Original ($110)
320xDoritos Tortilla Chips Nacho Cheese Snack ($99)
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Total  $1,980

This extraordinary selection of products will treat you to not one, not two, but multiple weekend escapades full of gaming and fun as well as a slew of rather tasty yet unhealthy dietary choices, but it is what it is. You'll get a grand total of 75,400 calories from these good-boy snacks as well as enough games to wall yourself in the basement till 2022. 

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