Tips on Buying Wood Burning Stove Online

Online shopping offers many advantages over touring the brick and mortar stores. Online shops are open 24/7, enabling you to visit them whenever you want from the comfort of your home. And besides saving you plenty of time you would waste just to get from one store to another, online shopping can also save you a great deal of money because the online prices are often considerably lower than offline. This is due to the fact that online retailers do not have any expenses with showrooms and do not need as many employees to run the store. As a result, they can offer lower prices and still make profit.

You can buy just about anything online including wood burning stoves. But since you cannot see them until you actually buy one, you are highly recommended to pay attention to the following factors:

  • Reputation of the retailer/brand. There is no need to worry about finding yourself without both your money and the ordered stove, however, it is always better to be safe than sorry. When you come across a stove that seems to meet your needs perfectly, it is a good idea to check the reputation of the store or the manufacturer of the stove. How? Simply enter the store/brand name into your search engine and you will quickly determine whether they can be trusted or not.

  • Return policy. It is good to know that you will be able to return the stove if you do not like it. After all, you do not really know what you are buying until you receive it. Most online retailers will refund the cost of the stove if you return it, however, check the return policy or contact the retailer in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

  • Dimensions. Just because the online store allows you to return their products if you are not satisfied with them for one reason or the other that does not necessarily mean you will not have any expenses with your online shopping venture. If you return the delivered stove for other reasons than the retailer’s error or faulty appliance, the delivery costs will not be covered/returned by the retailer. And since wood burning stoves are not cheap to deliver considering their size and weight, you better choose one carefully. Be especially careful with the dimensions because most returns are related to the stoves being either too big or too small for the designated areas.

  • Contact information. A quality wood burning stove does not come cheap and for that reason it is highly important to make sure that you are really getting what you are paying for. Online retailers typically provide all key information about the stoves such as heat output, dimensions, flue, material from which they are made, etc. But if you would like to know more about it before you make the final decision, it is highly important to have someone to turn to for additional information. Inability to contact the retailer or unresponsiveness to your calls or emails should raise a red flag because poor customer service is never a good sign.