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How to Shop for Plumbing Supplies Online

By Edited Jun 7, 2015 0 0

Plumbing Can Be Complicated But Don't Let That Stop You From Getting a Great Deal on Plumbing Supplies

For the perfectionist, shopping for plumbing supplies is a monumental task. The idea to renovate your kitchen or bathroom may seem fun and easy but often the opposite is true. I have jotted down a few helpful tips.

Use the Internet to Your Advantage and Do Your Research

Okay, so it may have seemed a little harsh but I just wanted to make you aware of the hazards. Firstly, I would recommend performing this task online. Yes, buying online may seem scary but it comes out cheaper and you end up more educated. Firstly, I would search a few website ask a few questions and gander at prices. As long as prices are in the ballpark, I go with the store that most quickly and adequately responds to my e-mails. Sometimes you have to pay a premium for good customer service but, you are already getting a good deal and it is worth the fee, especially when online. I first let them know what I am looking for and get their opinion. This is a good starting point. Because I don’t always know their recommendations are unbiased I research what they told me and look for accuracy. When I research I look at blogs and random articles. Typically, in this search you find other competing items and so you research those. Now you have a general knowledge you can use to narrow your choice to a particular product.

Contact the Company and Have Them Earn Your Business

Once, you know the manufacturer or line you want go back to your customer service representative tell them your bathroom specs and they can create and package for you. Remember to ask for a package deal when doing this; the store you are working with will be so excited to be making a large sale you are almost certain to get even better pricing. Before, purchasing read the companies warranty and return details. Make sure in the case of a defective item they will pay for shipping of the item back. If you purchase a tub for instance and are stuck shipping it back your savings can get eaten. Make sure they send you a tracking number so you can follow your item until it arrives at your house.

Receive the Product and Make Sure it is Exactly Right

When it arrives check the package details to make sure everything was received but don’t unpackaged until the installation is to begin. Also, make sure you do not throw away the container since many times the original container is needed to in case of defective item or returns. Be certain to keep in contact with your representative and make sure to let them know the status of your order. If you have any gripes let them know what you are not happy with. Depending on how they handle your individual case will determine if you should work with them again.



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