Avoid ending up with miserable products and paying for support you don’t need. The Consumer Agency is ready with nine good advice that is worth remembering when shopping for electronics. See them here.
Shopping electronics isn’t always easy, because what’s good and what’s bad? And what about extra insurance and support for a product? Not to mention exchange at all?
We have therefore designed nine good advice to help the consumer make the most optimal choices when shopping for electronics.
Here are the 9 advices:
1. Do some research before buying.
It may be a good idea to seek information about the product in advance. For example, by asking friends and acquaintances, search the web to check prices, read independent reviews and recommendations from other users’ experiences with the product.
The search can also help you find out what you really need, so you are best equipped when you go to the store.
2. Know your needs
Should the product fit the equipment you have at home? How long should it last? Should it have special features? Consider what the product should be in order to best suit your needs.
3. Prepare any questions
It may be a good idea to prepare some questions for the clerk about the things you would like clarified before you buy. It also ensures that you do not come home with a product that you do not need.
4. Be critical of the supplementary insurance
Supplementary insurance may in some cases be a sensible choice, but consider whether the value of the product and its expected life span are at the cost of the insurance, or whether your current insurance cover is sufficient
5. Consider the purchase of support
Be self-critical and consider whether you need support, for example, to call a hotline if you have technical issues with your computer.
6. No right of withdrawal on store purchases
You usually do not have the right to cancel a purchase. However, it can be a service that the store offers. If you are unsure whether you can cancel your purchase, ask at the store.
7. Always read the operating instructions
It is a good idea to read the instruction manual so that you know what you need to be aware of and how to use and maintain the product. There may also be features that you will only get to know when reading the instruction manual.
8. Know your rights
If your product breaks down and you complain to the store, you can often avoid disagreement with the store if you know your rights and obligations as a consumer.
9. Check the product’s energy consumption
There can be a lot of money to save by choosing an energy-efficient product.