Buying Your Washing Machine Online
When you’re buying a washing machine, ordering online makes things much simpler. Although you can’t physically look at the machine, it’s much more convenient – especially if you make use of reviews and all the other information that’s available on the website.
Nearly all online retailers will have a reviews section for each washing machine.
This means real customers can give an overall score and rate the machine on factors like cycle times and value for money. There will also be comments, where customers discuss positive aspects of the machine and any negative experiences they have had.
All this information is pure gold as far as choosing an appliance is concerned. You may need to take very negative comments with a pinch of salt, but reviews are definitely useful for narrowing down your choice of machine.
Some sites even have a feature where you can ask people who own a particular model questions.
As you won’t see the machine in person to take measurements or look inside, it’s important to read the description on the website carefully.
Every model online comes with a full specification, including sizes, features, programmes and energy ratings.
Finding the Right Machine
Shopping online gives you access to a much wider variety of washing machines, from a range of brands.
Use the filters on the website to make finding a machine with the exact qualities you want easier. You can usually filter by type of machine, brand, spin speed, washing capacity and energy rating.
Price and Payment
Buying online is sometimes cheaper than shopping in store.
Exclusive discounts and seasonal sales are often advertised online, so along with free delivery, you can save extra money on your machine.
Online payments are very secure these days, especially if you shop with a reputable, well-known brand – just make sure you see a padlock or green bar in the address bar of your web browser when you’re at the checkout. Paying with a credit card also gives you some extra security.
Business websites have an array of customer service functions.
Be sure to take a look at information on installation and delivery before you order, as well as reviews of the retailer themselves.
If you’re still unsure which model to choose, remember that you can always do some research online before popping into your local store. Most websites also have a store finder function for this very reason.
Online payments are very secure these days, especially if you shop with a reputable, well-known brand.