The market for kitchen appliances has been on an upswing despite the economy. Specifically, relatively small ticket items like home coffee makers have been on the rise. We will look at a technique for using the Internet to get the best prices on your next home coffee maker purchase. This technique will require a combination of Internet research, offline research and then some on-line comparison shopping. This article will look into this method in more detail. We will start with the initial Internet research.
If you are reading this then chances are that you already know how to do Internet based research. For our purposes here we will focus on finding as many different features related to home coffee machines that we can keep track of. Start off with the features you are already familiar with and then start branching off into the more exotic area. The main focus here is to create a large Universe of features to pick from then whittle that list down to a more manageable list of say 5-10 essential features. Once you have that list then you will want to look for brands and models that have at least that set of features. This will be needed for the next step in this method…
Yes we will actually have you leave the computer to do some in store research on the list of brands and models you identified before. To make this part of the method more efficient you should call around and make sure the stores you choose to visit have all of the brands and models you have identified. You are not looking to purchase anything on these visits, rather to see if you can eliminate any brands off of your list based on being able to experience them firsthand. Once you have had a chance to visit, touch and ask questions about the brands you were doing research on then keep notes on what you liked and disliked. This will be used in the last step of the method…
Now that you have completely identified what brands you are comfortable with then you will want to use the Internet to do some comparison shopping. Since you have actually experienced these products firsthand then you can confidently look for the cheapest product offering that you can find.
This article has briefly touched on a shopping method that uses the Internet and local retailers to locate the best deals on home coffee makers. This method involves on-line research, offline research and on-line comparison shopping. We didn’t look at any specific home coffee maker features or any specific shopping sites as far as this method goes. However, we still think you will find it valuable as you look for a home coffee maker.