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Have you been putting off tech spending? Now's the time to get high-tech equipment at low prices.

This story appears in the October 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

spending on is rebounding, which is good news for vendors-and entrepreneurs who move quickly to take advantage of prices for PCs and other goods. A recent study of IT purchasing by consulting firm & Co. says timely purchases, clever negotiation and internal controls can help businesses save megabucks. The catch: You have to do it soon, and you have to do it right.

There's no doubt that vendors have slashed prices for and other technology. "What you used to spend $2,000 for, you can get for $950 to $1,200," says Alan Pearlman, a Northbrook, Illinois, attorney and computer consultant. "I don't think there's a better time to buy than right now."

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