PRICEY PIECES: Rockhampton’s Jamie Glendenning has spent over $5000 on his computer set-up and is planning to spend more money on it in the coming months.
PRICEY PIECES: Rockhampton’s Jamie Glendenning has spent over $5000 on his computer set-up and is planning to spend more money on it in the coming months. Allan Reinikka Rokatech

Technology a worthy price tag for Rocky gamer

JAMIE Glendenning's love for technology comes at a high price.

It's $5000 to be exact.

From annual computer upgrades to new gaming headsets and sound systems, it's easy to see how Jamie spends $5000 a year on technology.

But according to a new study, he's not the only Central Queenslander emptying their bank balance for the latest and greatest gadgets.

According to Suncorp Bank's Cost of Being Digitally Savvy report , people aged over 18 living in Central Queensland spend an average of $2550 a year on technology and communication.

Jamie, 33, said it was easy for him to spend thousands of dollars on devices.

"I've always loved technology, it's easy for me to spend a lot of money on it," he said.

"I would spend about $5000 a year on technology but in the past six months I've probably spent around $4000 because I've bought a new hard drive, a new speaker system and the iPhone 6.

"I'm good at saving money to buy these things, I'm aware that it costs a lot but it's worth it to me. The most expensive piece of technology I own is my computer set-up which has cost over $5000."

But for the local Ergon worker, spending time on his computer is a hobby that he's had from a young age.

"I've always been a gamer and technology is a big part of my daily life," He said.

"I spend four hours a night on the computer, mostly using technology to interact with family and friends.

"But technology isn't just for gamers anymore, it's for everyone and everyone has a need to stay in touch by it and be entertained by it. It's obvious why people spend a lot of money on technology, it enhances people's lives."



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