Five Things to Look For When Buying Electronics Online

March 18th, 2009  |  Published in Electronics

by Bal Gill

The most common question I have been asked over the last 5 years has been is it safe to buy expensive electrical goods on the internet. However things have changed in the last year or so. As more and more people now buy online I get feedback and information on issues, which people have had to face when they have bought online.Here are my five things to look for when buying online:

Tip1: Is the supplier reputable? There are many companies on the net and a lot of them are good decent companies who fulfil their orders in a true and ethical manner. If you are not sure then do some research there are many places on the internet where you see feedback from previous customers. Do not part with your cash unless you are sure.

Tip 2: What guarantee does the supplier offer? This is very important when making a decision. There are big differences between suppliers. Some offer onsite warranty with others its return to base. Some will pay for shipping others will not. The length of guarantee can also vary. These are important factors as electrical goods such as large LCD TV’s can cost a lot to ship.

Tip 3: How big will the delivered item be? You must take this into consideration when ordering online. Many of my readers have had a shock when their flat screed plasma TV has arrived and they have not been able to get it through the front door!

Tip 4: How heavy will the delivered item be? Very much like tip 3 you must take this into account when purchasing online. If you do not take care when ordering online you could end up with a product which is a lot heavier than you imagined. Take a detailed look at the specification before you click order. The photographs alone do not give you the whole picture. You have to arrange for help to safely move the item.

Tip 5: How responsive is the supplier? Some electrical items cost a lot of money. You are quite right to expect a quick response from the supplier if you should have any issues. This is not always the case. Ring or email the seller with some questions. See how quickly you get a response this will be a good indication of their customer service.

About the Author

Bal Gill has been writing online for over 10 Years. He also runs a website called Best DVD Recorder Reviews.


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