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    Cool Word for a "last-device-haunted-buyer."

    Please, is there any word in English to express someone can't live without buying the last device at market. Let's say the last blue-ray reader, the last camera, the last playstation, and so on...

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    Re: Word for a "last-device-haunted-buyer."

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Please, is there any word in English to express someone can't live without buying the latest device at market. Let's say the latest blue-ray reader, the latest camera, the latest playstation, and so on...

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    If they're technological things (as in your examples), technophile. But if what this person craves is just newness, neophile.

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    Cool Re: Word for a "last-device-haunted-buyer."

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    If they're technological things (as in your examples), technophile. But if what this person craves is just newness, neophile.

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    Thank You very much for your kind answer.

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    Re: Word for a "last-device-haunted-buyer."

    You could use 'gadget freak' too.

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    Re: Word for a "last-device-haunted-buyer."

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could use 'gadget freak' too.
    Or even 'techno-junkie' - which has the idea of obsession/dependence.

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