Your garden gives you so much joy, not just because the plants are doing well, but you derive joy and satisfaction knowing that your planting and watering efforts are finally paying off. However, one thing is missing out. Your hose is littered all over your garden.
It doesn’t speak well of your efforts. So you decide to purchase a hose reel. You need a rapid reel that allows you to move your hose from one position to another with ease. Well, it’s one thing to buy a hose reel, but it’s another thing to buy a hose reel that is durable and can give you value for your money.
How do you know the right hose reel manufacturer to buy from? There are several manufacturers and brands in the marketplace that it may be hard to choose from them all. As a beginner, what are the warning signs you should pay attention to?
Here are some of them
Warning signs that you shouldn’t ignore when buying hose reels
1. Bad reputation of the manufacturer or brand
Everyone knows that a good business thrives on a good reputation. With the right reputation, you don’t need to spend so much on traditional and social media advertisements because your products speak volumes.
The first thing to do when searching for the right hose reel manufacturer is to look for ones with good reputations.
Once a brand has built a good reputation for themselves over the years, they’d surely perform as expected no matter the circumstances because they want to protect their image.
If a manufacturer has a bad reputation, the majority of their customers and regulators can’t be lying at the same time. Once you do your research and their reputation doesn’t look good, flee.
2. Inconsistent price
When buying a product, you must have a budget. This prevents you from overly spending, especially with the thousands of eye-catchy products around. Do your research and figure out the amount you want to spend and don’t go beyond that.
Once done, compare prices from different sellers (especially with the features offered). Never take the price of one seller as law. Does the price equate to the number of features? Does it come with a warranty?
Now, bad manufacturers may either want to give you a bad product at a very affordable rate or a fairly used product at an exorbitant rate. When you compare prices and stick to your budget, you’d find out which is just right for you.
3. Bad customer reviews
This is strongly tied to a bad reputation.
In today’s society, it’s impossible to survey every company that you want to patronize, especially if they’re outside your country of residence. You’d wear yourself out and not have time for other things.
The best thing to do is to find out information from those who have patronized them. This is what customer reviews help you to do.
Once a large number of their customer reviews are bad, don’t bother going for them. However, a lot of these customer reviews (even some from review sites aren’t real). Some online brands buy customer reviews or inflate them. But you’d know fake reviews when you see them.