Affordable Air Compressors: How to Save on Your Next Air Compressor

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A growing number of Americans are pulling the plug on their electric tools and exchanging them for air tools. Air Compressors Direct.com, an online air compressor superstore, offers some tips on how to find an affordable air compressor.

A growing number of Americans are pulling the plug on their electric tools and exchanging them for air tools.

So is it time to finally make the switch?

According to Jon Hoch, founder of Air Compressors Direct.com (http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com), air compressors have become more affordable in recent years.

In addition, you can save even more by following these three steps:

1. Comparative Shop

Many Americans miss the mark when it comes to comparative shopping, warns Hoch.

"The biggest savings comes from comparing brands - not stores," says Hoch. "In some cases, it's not worth your time and gas money, driving across town to save a few bucks."

Hoch 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 Air Compressors Direct.com, which can help you to compare prices between brands.

For example, he discovered that four nearly identical air compressors can vary in price by up to two hundred dollars.

(http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/catalog/shopbybrand.php)

2. Consider Reconditioned Models

Homeowners can save an additional money by purchasing reconditioned instead of new air compressors, says Hoch.

Reconditioned air compressors 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.

"Think about," says Hoch. "Even the most basic air compressors are designed to last hundreds of hours. A reconditioned air compressor may have been used a few hours, but it costs considerably less."

(http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com/catalog/shopbysize.php)

3. Buy Online

Internet retailers offer three important cost-advantages:

First, Air Compressors 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 air compressor.

Finally, many web sites are now offering free shipping on all air compressor orders. This is a great option for larger air compressors 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 thingsā€¦ like getting your projects done," says Hoch.

Air Compressors Direct (http://www.aircompressorsdirect.com) is an online air compressor superstore owned and operated by Power Equipment Direct, Inc (http://www.powerequipmentdirect.com). The company also maintains Electric Generators Direct (http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com) and Pressure Washers Direct (http://www.pressurewashersdirect.com).

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