So, you’ve mastered the art of buying the occasional CD or cosmetics product online, and you may have even ventured into the realm of clothing and accessories. Now it’s time to really test your shopping-savvy and try some larger home appliances and electronics. If you’re nervous about a washing machine or other white goods, a television is a great place to start and with a range of options available online you’ll be spoilt for choice! There are a few pieces of advice to keep in mind when shopping online for a TV, so here are a few to get you started!
Take Advantage of the Range Available
We’ve all had the experience of going into a store that has only a few models and a clear bias towards one brand or another. No matter what you need, the sales clerk insists that his favoured brand makes the best version, and coincidentally, this brand is often the one who offers him the largest sales commission. Online you will find a far larger range of products to compare, which means that not only will you be able to find one that suits your needs, it completely negates the need for the annoying salesperson who insists he can ‘do you a deal’.
Take Your Time
The Internet is like a store that’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so take advantage of this and take your time when making your selection. In our increasingly busy lives we’re so time poor that when we set aside a shopping day and feel pressure to find something that day so as not to lose anymore precious hours! The Internet allows you to come back to your task whenever you’ve got a spare minute, in the comfort of your own home and schedule. This is something you should take advantage of and use in order to find yourself the best deals.
Be Internationally Aware…
With the Aussie dollar doing so well at the moment there are some great deals to be had on foreign sites, and it’s possible to nab electronics at half the price! Beware though–different countries not only have different outlets and therefore different power plugs, but some have a different voltage to us which means that electronics can’t be run without a transformer. Do your research and talk to an electrician or someone with a bit of knowledge about the power outlet requirements–you don’t want a TV that can’t even plug into the wall without emitting sparks! Another thing to be aware of when buying internationally is shipping costs–you don’t want to find out that the money you saved on the product itself is completely outweighed by the cost of shipping it over here! Also, exchange rates can change daily, so keep an eye on them right before your purchase in case of any unforeseen changes which could affect the cost of you TV.
While it may seem daunting to buy something as big as a TV online, it doesn’t have to be–in fact soon you’ll be so comfortable buying things online that you won’t even consider another way to do it next time your refrigerator is on the blink!