Why not shop online for car stereo?
Lets get this out of the way. There is no question, shopping online can be cheaper. But you don’t get something for nothing. There are many things you give up to get that lower price and many risks you take. The things you lose can be summarized as follows:
- Convenience – When you shop in store, you can try the product you are buying and walk out with it the same day. That certainly beats waiting an unknown amount of time for it to arrive in the mail. Also, when you shop at CarToyz, you’ll get it installed the same day. No waiting necessary.
- Insurance – Most people shop from unauthorized retailers. This means that the person you’re buying from is selling the product without the authorization of the manufacturer which makes getting product more difficult in addition to the wait and cost of return shipping. It can take up to 6 weeks to send product to be exchanged/warrantied online whereas at CarToyz there is no problem exchanging or warrantying product. In most cases, our techs remove the product and we replace it free of charge or wait. This insures you will get product you want because you can easily exchange it if you don’t like it or if the product fails.
- Expertise – Shopping at CarToyz means you get unlimited access to our decades of experience. Sure, online reviews can be helpful. But every situation is different. Nothing beets someone who listens to you and understands you’re unique desires and has the ability to help you avoid purchasing mistakes and recommend the product that’s going to work best for you and your vehicle. The thing that sets CarToyz apart from the rest is that our people are the best. We have been doing this a long time and have had almost every conceivable situation occur. We’ve probably dealt with your situation before and know how to make sure you get the best solution the first time.
At CarToyz we have seen many people shop online and then come to us when things go wrong. They go wrong a lot! The reality is most people who shop only actually end up saving around 10% on average when you factor in installation. If one item fails or the wrong item is purchased, the savings go out the door and you have more downtime where you can’t enjoy your system. It doesn’t matter what you paid for it if it doesn’t work. It is also not uncommon for people to purchase online and save no money whatsoever.
Online shopping can save you money. But you are giving up a lot and taking many unnecessary risks. In the end, its just not worth it. When you shop at CarToyz you’re making life easier and keeping your dollars in the local economy instead of sending it to someone who doesn’t see you or have to care about you or your car.
The internet can be helpful for information when you start your search and an effective tool to negotiating a better price. We can’t beat the internet’s price, but we can come pretty close and make purchasing online not worth it when you factor in all the added benefits of shopping at CarToyz. If you are considering shopping online, come into any of our stores and tell us what you’re thinking about buying and for how much, and you’ll see that we can come pretty close in price and give you all the added benefits and eliminate the risks.