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Tech upgrades you ended up regretting


Slickest pompadour in town
ZD Legend
Aug 16, 2019
A guy in school I knew regretted getting a Wii U after selling his Wii. Is there any updates that you regret?


Composer of the Night.
Jan 22, 2016
United States of America
Very much a dude.
The only purchases I really regret are the ones I made when I bought on impulse, which can happen all the time with me. I've gotten better, but when it comes to tech, I always did my homework.

Music gear purchases too, I always did my homework on those too, and I'm in the process of sorting out different wireless systems for my guitars, and there's a lot of good candidates.


"Dandori Issue"
Apr 2, 2011
Lake Hylia
I can certainly think of a few.

Windows 10. I can't stand Cortana & it's just run slower & slower with bloatware with every update. It feels like it's a never ending game of wack-a-mole with me fixing unwanted changes to my settings, security or updates. Windows 11 is probably going to make me snap when I am finally forced to switch, going by Win10 in recent years.

I don't care for the subscription junk for NSO, as I'd like to be able to just play my $70 Switch games online without paying an additional fee to do so, especially when it's multiplayer only? That feels super cheap with Splatoon 3, anyway.

Bit niche but I also dislike Bandai upgrading to rechargeable batteries on a lot of their new virtual pet products I collect (Digimon, Tamagotchi). It seems fun at first, but after 2-3 years it won't charge as well, & I can't just replace it like I can a battery. Once it's done, it's done, & these newer chargeable pets have been expensive from the start, or limited products online JUST because of that feature (yuck). I still have 20 something year old Tamagotchi that work just fine with plain 'ol school batteries. I just prefer it over the convenience of charging. Not to mention a ton of people in my collector groups already have reported charging ports breaking off the boards, cords overheating or devices failing. Scary stuff for us collectors.


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ZD Legend
Not regret per se, but I do remember trading in my DS lite for a 3DS as a kid along with a few games. I did miss how the lite looked and felt but apart from that it was primarily an upgrade. It was the games that I regretted trading, pretty much just MKDS and NSMB for their respective 3DS counterparts.

Bowsette Plus-Ultra

ZD Legend
Mar 23, 2013
Pretty much any significant PC upgrade (in this case going from a Ryzen 7 5700x to a Ryzen 9 7900x). I just recently upgraded my CPU, which meant upgrading my motherboard, my RAM, and my PSU. That process meant having to diagnose a bad PSU, ordering a new one, and then discovering that my motherboard was also bad. It turned what should have been a two hour long process into a several day long ordeal.

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