When you buy cheap windows and doors it can turn out very costly.
Read this article to see why.
How often do consumers fall into the trap of buying from retailers, manufacturers and salespeople making claims that they will meet or beat any other competitors price.
When one competitors price is within 5 to 10 percent difference from competitors it can be understood.
Be extremely careful for unbelievable offers. For instance an offer for a wooden front door of R 850-00, whereas the competition’s prices is R 1650-00 for a door that looks the same at first site.
Looking closer you will find the difference is that the cheaper door should have only been used as inside door. The customer based his price decision purely on price instead of value.
The more expensive door is a solid door whereas the cheaper door is a semi -hollow door covered with a layer of veneer to look like the first one.The much more expensive door has been made from solid wooden material . This was made specifically for South African conditions. The poor customer have never been informed that their is a big difference in the 2 doors and that the door do not carry any guarantees. The more expensive door carry a 5 year guarantee.
A mistake like this will proof to be very costly with a lot of frustrations. This inevitably resulting in removing the new(old) damaged door . Again spending money, wasting time in sourcing for right door, re-instalment and re-applying of good quality sealant.
It is advisable to consult an expert in a specific field or getting a second opinion before making wrong purchase decision especially when a price seems to unbelievable to be true,it is most likely not true .
Contributed by Stewart Murdoch