• What Should We Consider While Buying Appliances Online?

    | Updated on December 4, 2020
    Tips to Buy Appliances Online

    Technology is improving every day and so does the standard of living. Most of the people these days are getting inclined towards online platforms to buy things such as household items, electronic items, and so on. However, those who have less knowledge of these platforms or are in the habit of making offline purchases only may find it difficult to buy appliances online. Moreover, there are several things that need to be taken care of and factors that must be considered regarding the purchase you are going to make online.

    No matter if you want to buy a refrigerator or sofa online, you will need some guidance to order the best product. 

    Important Points to Consider While Buying Appliances Online

    1. Know what you are looking for 

    It is important to be clear about the intentions of what you really want to buy so that you don’t end up making unwanted purchases online. For example, if you are looking to buy a single door refrigerator for two persons but due to discounts, you end up buying a side-by-side fridge and end up wasting your space and money.


    If you are a family of 2-3 members, a front load washing machine with a smaller capacity will be great for you. 

    2. Ensure that you are getting a warranty

    You know how important it is to get a warranty on appliances. It is a sort of assurance that the product you are buying is genuine and will work as mentioned by the company. So make sure you thoroughly check the warranty of the product and check if all the defects and failures are covered in the warranty or not. If a seller has not mentioned clearly in the warranty or has not provided one at all, you must reconsider the decision of buying that product, or better you should skip that. 

    3. Check the Customer Reviews

    It can be another important point to check whether you are buying the right product or not. You can go online and check the reviews given by customers for the product you are interested in buying. This way you can judge if the product met the expectations of other customers or not and what feature did not perform well. 

    4. Read the pros and cons of products

    Every appliance has its advantages and disadvantages and while buying them online you may not get clarity about that. The website will only highlight the pros and not the cons, so you can talk to the persons who have actually used them or look for the reviews that talk about the actual pros and cons of the product. You can also look for actual pros and cons on some other affiliate websites and blogs such as Select4You, where you get better listings together with the pros and cons of the products. 

    5. Check the Seller Ratings

    With time, the number of online shopping portals has increased and portals like Flipkart, Amazon, and Snapdeal sell the products of different sellers on their platforms. But that doesn’t make the portals accountable for the products you buy from them as they are sold by some other seller. So instead of trusting Flipkart or Amazon, you must check the credibility of the particular seller. Check the customer ratings of the particular seller whose product you are interested in buying and you will be able to analyze that if the delivery is on time, the product is in proper condition, and if the post-sale service is satisfactory or not.

    6. Check the Accessories

    Some products even have accessories with them that are required for the proper assembling of the appliance. So when you buy anything online, such as an air conditioner, don’t forget to check if you are getting the required accessories or not and whether the installation charges are included in the price or not.


    Author:
    Prakhar Shivhare
    I am a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) graduate from Hansraj College (University of Delhi) with demonstrated knowledge and skill in writing, health, fitness, internet, and research domains.
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