As we warned you last week, the traveling spa “sale” is back this weekend. You’ve may have seen the advertisements. Thus it’s time for some reminders and buyer’s guides.
IS THE “SALE” LOCAL?
No. This “sale” is put on by an out of state company without a storefront in Kansas. They come in, attempt to sell some spas, and leave town Sunday night. Any dollars spent at the “sale” are mostly going out of state. Please refer to our email of last Friday with some helpful reminders of what buying local does for your hometown economy. Not to mention, what are you going to do if you have follow up questions or need help/service???
WILL THERE BE MULTIPLE BRANDS AT THE “SALE”?
No. Again, it’s one out of state company and their one brand.
IS IT A “SALE”?
Not in our opinion. Generally speaking, these sales and events typically hyper-inflate the “regular” or MSRP price and show a massive difference between regular/MSRP and “sale” price. When we talk to people who have made the mistake of buying at these “sales”, a common answer is “it was just too good of a deal”. But we don’t think so…
WHO WILL I TALK TO AT THE “SALE”?
A commissioned salesperson who’s potentially going to be aggressive about getting you to buy. Typically traveling spa salespeople get their costs covered to come work a “sale” like this, but they don’t make any $$ for themselves unless they sell.
WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?
We simply recommend that you shop around. Buying a spa is not like buying a piece of furniture online – you’ll have questions, there will be follow up, someday you’ll need service… Having a local resource and storefront is important. And don’t forget what buying local does to your hometown economy.