The Internet is riddled with inexpensive products that may or may not be what you expected. It’s fun to shop online for deals and there are certainly a lot of them out there, if you look hard but stay smart.
Here are a few tips:
- Do your research.
- Compare apples to apples when you shop
- Buy from a reputable company
- Don’t just shop price. Sometimes incredible bargains, are just …not credible.
Take sheepskin rugs for example.
Do your research – Shopping for a sheepskin rug can be a bit confusing. There are so many grades, styles and prices. Determine how you will use the rug before you invest. Certainly if you’re going to use it as a focal point in the room, you want it to be the fluffiest you can get. That means the best quality. Or, you may just want a thin sheepskin rug to place under your Christmas tree or use as a table runner. Then price might play a more important role in the quality of rug you choose. And you may have a budget. Let’s face it, we all have budgets. Your budget and how you will use it, will determine the quality of sheepskin rug you purchase. Try to get the biggest bang for your buck. Shop online. Amazon, Ebay, TheFind, Google Shopping…there are many shopping sites to go to and search for the exact color and style you’d like. And buyers win on shopping sites like Amazon and Ebay. Businesses are competing for your sale and will often have price wars. That means the buyer wins every time, but….
Compare apples to apples when you shop – Some company’s only sell the cheaper grade of sheepskin rug. You’ve seen them in the box stores like Ikea, Walmart and others. Also, some of the online stores only carry the thinner less expensive versions of sheepskin rugs. It’s hard to determine the quality from a picture online so…
Buy from a reputable company – If you’re looking for a quality sheepskin rug, one that will give you years of wear and still look good doing it, then you need to look for brand names like Auskin, Bowron and US Sheepskin. These wholesale sheepskin manufacturers have been around for years and have great reputations and offer the best sheepskin products available. Purchasing from a store that offers these name brands is good but…
Don’t just shop price. Sometimes incredible bargains, are just …not credible. – You’ve probably seen online products for half price and wonder, why you should pay a higher price when others are selling the same product for less. The answer is simple, it’s not the same product. These companies count on you not knowing the difference. And you won’t until you receive your product and it doesn’t quite look like what you purchased or it doesn’t last as long. Sheepskin products are no different. There are many sheepskin companies that purchase their rugs from questionable sources and then try to sell to unsuspecting customers. They make it up on quantity, selling cheap sheepskin rugs… for cheap. How do you know the difference? Use the first 3 tips in this article. Do your research, compare products and buy from a reputable company.