If you are like a lot of people, buying a hot tub can be a complex and confusing undertaking. You want to make sure that you’re getting a good hot tub, but you don’t want to overpay to get it. At The Spa Shop we are tired of seeing people spending more on hot tubs than they should.
Buy during events
When looking for a great deal on a hot tubs for sale, timing is everything. The best time to buy a hot tub is during event sales. Simply put, event sales give you the advantage in negotiations. Not only are the prices lower than normal, the owners are under a lot of financial pressure to sell as many hot tubs as possible. No event sales on right now? Talk to the owner of the business to see if there are any coming up. Hot tubs for event sales usually need to be ordered weeks or months in advance. Owners will know exactly what they’ve ordered and usually have no problem pre-selling a few event sale hot tubs.
The first price you get for a hot tub is never the best price. This is why it is important that you try to negotiate as much as possible when buying a hot tub. While salespeople and managers can usually drop prices a bit, you will always get the best price from the owner.
Consider Ongoing Costs
The last thing to think about when buying a hot tub is the ongoing costs of running the hot tub. Getting a great initial price doesn’t mean much if it costs you an arm and a leg to run the hot tub. For this reason you want to factor in the “cost to own” of the hot tub as well as the initial cost to buy it. When looking at the cost of ownership there are two things to consider; energy efficiency (the cost of running the hot tub) and ease of maintenance (the time it takes to properly maintain the hot tub).