When in the market to buy electronic goods and gadgets, we tend to make a lot of mistakes. We tend to believe everything the seller says or we do not believe anything at all. Both are extremes and we need to take a middle path. So do not make the following common mistakes while you are in the market to buy outdoor gadgets:
Do not buy products in the grey market:
Grey market means products that are sold in a country that is not meant for that country. Usually it means that the product will not have warranty and even if you get it, it would be void. Unless the product is authorized in your country do not buy the product. Usually you will be tempted to buy products in the grey market because of the price. It is usually a lot lesser than the authorized dealer ones but you cannot be sure of the product’s quality. It may or may not work. Hence always buy from authorized dealers. It will be a little expensive but you will be sure of the quality and you know that if there is a problem someone will be at hand to look into it.
Do not buy products that are newly launched:
Many people tend to buy newly launched products with the latest cutting edge technology, be it an outdoor TV or a sound system. It is ideal to buy a product after a few months of it being in the market as you will know if it is good. Also many products are sold at a very steep price when they are launched but the price comes down as demand slumps. It is advisable to not buy the cheapest product or the costliest product, moderation seems to be the best. Unless you know something about the product, do not go for the latest models.
Do your research:
In this day and age, doing research is very easy. All you need is a smart phone and Google. You can find everything about the product you are looking for. For example, if you are in the market for an outdoor TV, you can visit and read the reviews of the best outdoor TVs in the market and based on that you can make your buying decision. Also you can read reviews of buyers and check if the product really works or not. If a lot of people are going gaga over the product you can be sure that it is a good one but if the product is not liked by many you can skip checking it out and save time.
Beware of extended warranties:
While buying outdoor gadgets or any gadget for that matter you will find the salesman trying to sell you extended warranties. Usually you get a one year warranty for most products and it is more than enough. Any problems that the gadget would have would be visible in that one year, buying an extra two year warranty is just a waste of money.
November 28, 2017
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