CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2004
Pressure washers are quickly becoming one of the most popular tools in the neighborhood. So is it time to finally get your own?
According to Glenn Haege, America's Master HandymanÂ® and host of the nationally syndicated Handyman ShowÂ® radio program, you can afford to stop borrowing your neighbor's power washer if you follow these tips:
1. Comparative Shop
Many Americans miss the mark when it comes to comparative shopping, warns Haege.
"The biggest savings comes from comparing brands - not stores," says Haege. "In some cases, it's not worth your time and gas money, driving across town to save a few bucks."
Haege recommends learning all that you can about products before your buy and that includes using the web to comparison shop. There are many good web sites, like Pressure Washers Direct.com (http://www.pressurewashersdirect.com), which can help you to compare prices between brands.
For example, he discovered that four nearly identical pressure washers (2400 PSI pressure washer with a Honda engine) vary in price by up to two hundred dollars.
2. Consider Reconditioned Models
Homeowners can save an additional money by purchasing reconditioned instead of new pressure washers, says Haege.
Reconditioned pressure washers are returned to the manufacturer by one of their retailers for a number of reasons. Most are returned with no apparent defect and little sign of use. Many, in fact, have never been used. Others show some minor use or wear.
The manufacturer tests and, when needed, services these products, guaranteeing they meet 100% of new product performance specifications. Many manufacturers even offer a one-year warranty on reconditioned machines.
"Reconditioned models are like borrowing your neighbor's pressure washer, but instead, you pay a discounted price to keep it," says Haege.
3. Buy Online
Internet retailers offer three important cost-advantages.
First, Pressure Washers Direct.com ships orders directly from the factory to the customer's door. By eliminating the need for warehouses and stores, they can pass considerable factory-direct savings onto the customer.
Secondly, you can save up to 7.5% (depending on your state) by simply not paying state sales tax. For example, Illinois residents would save an extra $33.75 in tax on a $500 pressure washer.
Finally, many web sites are now offering free shipping on all pressure washer orders. This is a great option for larger pressure washers that are too big to fit in your car.
"Instead of lugging it home from the store, you can reinvest the time and energy into more important things...like finally returning your neighbor's pressure washer," jokes Haege.
About Pressure Washers Direct.com
Pressure Washers Direct (http://www.pressurewashersdirect.com) is an online pressure washer superstore owned and operated by Power Equipment Direct, Inc. The company also maintains Electric Generators Direct (http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com) and Air Compressors Direct (http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com).
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