If you want to be happy with your walk in bathtub purchase continue reading. There are four primary outlets through which you can purchase walk in bathtubs—custom in-home sales, local distributor showroom, online retail sales and big box retailers. Many people end up dissatisfied with their purchase because they didn’t understand the differences between the different outlets.
Don’t make the mistake of not considering the advantages and disadvantages of each purchasing option. It is only as you are fully informed that you can make the best decision for your finances and needs.
Mistakes Connected With In-Home Walk In Bathtub Sales.
The biggest mistake you can make is to not recognize that anytime a sale representative enters your home, they are usually motivated by commission, not your best interests. All the perks—a personal evaluation of your home, personal explanations of catalogs, CD and/or DVD presentations, samples of materials, etc.—can come with a price-tag. The pricing of the walk in tub may or may not be inflated before you are offered the “discount” price that is “only available if you make your decision today.”
Don’t make the mistake of thinking you will be immune to the sales pitch. Even arming yourself with internet research into pricing isn’t a guarantee that the presentation won’t sound so logical that you find yourself signing on the dotted line for a walk in tub you may not be ready to purchase.
Mistakes Connected With Walk In Bathtub Purchases From Local Distributor Showrooms.
Walk in tubs are showing up in more plumbing supply stores and kitchen and bath stores than ever before. With all the expertise available from these specialists, you’d think a purchase from one of these places would be perfectly safe. And generally they are.
Just don’t make the mistake of thinking that you just because you can see an actual working model of a walk in tub that this is all you need to consider. Often you will get a better price from an online retail store. At the same time, you may get the best price from a local distributor of walk in baths. To be sure consider the many hidden costs. In addition to the cost of the walk in tub itself, there is the cost of delivery and installation. Make sure you add up all these costs before making a final purchasing decision.
Mistakes Connected With Internet Shopping For A Walk In Bath.
One of the biggest mistakes many internet shoppers make is to forget to make a diligent search on the internet for feedback on a manufacturer of walk in bathtubs. Check sites like Twitter to see if anyone is posting negative comments about the walk in tub manufactured by the company that makes the bath you are considering. Do the same for the company you want to order the walk in tub from. The Better Business Bureau is also an important resource.
The second mistake is to overlook the cost of shipping and installing the walk in bathtub. It is impossible to get the best deal, if you don’t count all the costs before you make your purchase.
The third mistake is to not pay attention to the return policy of the internet retailer. Who is going to be stuck with the cost of shipping the walk in bath back to the company if the wrong model has been sent? You don’t want it to be you. Also, does the company charge a restocking fee if you change your mind? These can be important questions for your wallet.
Mistakes Connected With Shopping For A Walk In Bath At A Big Box Retailer.
Many people associate the big box stores with excellent return policies and the ability to see what they are getting before they order. In general, this is one of the advantages of the big box companies. But don’t make the mistake of expecting free installation support. Most of these companies offer installation as an additional service. Once again, it is important to add up all the costs for purchasing your walk in bathtub—the cost of the tub, cost of delivery to your home and cost of installation.
Now that you know what mistakes to avoid, you can explore all the options for purchasing a walk in bathtub with a better idea of how to make the right choice for you.