Walk-in bathtubs have become highly popular products over recent years, meaning they’re now offered by a number of different outlets. One such outlet you or your loved one may have been exposed to: On-demand television ads advertising cheap deals for walk-in bathtubs they sell over the phone.
At Heavenly Walk-In Tubs, we’re here to tell you about some of the risks associated with these businesses and sales formats. Our portable bathtubs for seniors and others with mobility issues are of only the highest quality, but this sometimes isn’t the case when you deal with these kind of TV ads. Today’s blog will look into some of the hidden issues that often crop up when you use TV ads for such valuable products, plus a few tips we can offer on taking the prudent steps during your search for the best walk-in tub.
For starters, businesses like these don’t have a revenue stream based on customers walking into a storefront. Rather, they have to generate all their leads and business through outward advertising, such as the type you see on TV.
Simply put, this costs a lot of money – costs that are often passed on to you, the customer. While some of these companies may offer deals that appear very affordable, this is often because they’re using cheap materials that won’t provide long-lasting support and quality. If they are indeed using such quality materials, you’ll commonly find the price higher than what you’d pay from a reputable vendor like ours, simply due to the additional costs of advertising the product.
Another major cost area where you can be hurt by purchasing your tub on TV: The warranty. TV ad agencies tend to offer very limited warranties on their products, or sometimes even no warranty whatsoever.
On the flip side, we at Heavenly Walk-In Tubs offer a limited lifetime warranty on all our products sold. If there are defects or other problems related to the manufacturing, you will not be forced to foot the bill.
A few general tips for finding the right walk-in bathtub, apart from generally avoiding these kinds of TV deals:
For more on why TV ads for walk-in bathtubs might not be the best route for you to go, or to learn about any of our portable tub options, speak to the staff at Heavenly Walk-In Tubs today.