Is one allowed to buy new electronic devices during the nine days (e.g. cellphone, laptop)?

  • As always, for practical guidance, CYLOR.
    – msh210
    Commented Aug 3, 2011 at 18:21

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One should not purchase an object of joy that will be available after Tisha B’Av for the same price.

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    But what is their source for such a prohibition? And even if there are grounds to include all "objects of joy", who said the electronics are objects of joy? Electronics nowadays might be reasonably considered common appliances.
    – Curiouser
    Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 1:14

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