↓Episode 30 – Why Shop Local for a Weekend Project

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DIY RV repairsYou have this Saturday marked on you calendar to do some long needed repairs on your RV. Do you shop at the Local RV Parts Store or go online and try to snag a super deal and have the parts in time for the Saturday set aside to get the RV ready for the next trip? In most cases, you won’t snag a super deal online for RV Parts, at best it will be a good deal.
A good deal is alright if you save a buck or two. Or is it?

The point of this episode is to bring to the front some easy steps to make sure you have the needed parts by Saturday and making sure there is a Plan B. Lets say your RV Water Heater needs a new circuit board, your almost 100% sure! If you go to the local RV Parts Store they will be able to test your old one and confirm your theory and sell you a new board. The Internet Can’t Do That! You have your new board and you go back to your RV and install it and your water heater still doesn’t work! If you bought this circuit board Online you would now start to wonder how the return process works? What if I can’t return? Is this going to be a big hassle? The anxieties mount up but, you did save a few bucks! Or did you?

Now, if you shopped locally you could just go back to the RV Parts Store and they will most likely hand you a new circuit board. This time you make sure they test it before you leave. It is the same thing with a lock or any other part, if you bought it locally you can return it and get the repair done right away. It is just like shopping at Home Depot, if you buy a faucet and it leaks after installing it, you can return it and get a replacement the same day and finish the project. It might be a hassle to do it twice but, you got the job done. In this episode I share some other thoughts based on the years of experience I have from selling online. There are many misconceptions and getting the Best Price on Amazon is just one of them. We must also consider how customer service ties into our online purchases. Listen to Episode 30 and hear the whole story!

About the author, Eric

I have been a hands on DIY'er since childhood, yeah since childhood with the idea that the job has to get done. My job (not a career) history is not the typical job history. I have run successful multi-million dollar companies, I have started RV related businesses from ground up. Over the years I have acquired many skills, some self taught and taught by others in a hands on environment. Today everything I have learned over the decades has come together and now I love to help others and keep myself involved in my favorite industry, Recreational Vehicles! This is not even close to being finished......

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