KCI Expo center hot tub & swim spa blowout expo
Buyer beware of the KCI Expo Center hot tub and swim spa blowout expo that is rolling into town this weekend. The show uses 800-spa-sale as its title and is being held at the KCI Expo Center. Shows like this have become very popular all over the country in recent years. It sounds like a great opportunity to save thousands on a hot tub or swim spa purchase because it is several manufacturers competing for your business. They even specifically mention it’s your opportunity to compare 6 different manufacturers in one place. In reality, it’s a team of extremely high-pressure salespeople bluffing consumers into making a pressured decision on a major purchase.
How do they work?
The average sale is 20% higher than typical local dealer charges for an equal product. There is only one company involved and they are not a manufacturer in most cases. This weekend’s show appears to be either Hawkeye Spas or Barefoot Spas. At this time no one is answering the 800 number. Typically, a quality spa manufacturer doesn’t need to sell its products by bait and switch high-pressure sales team at weekend shows like the KCI Expo Center hot tub and swim spa blowout Expo.
Why avoid them?
As much as we at Recreation Wholesale hate to cast a negative light on anything to do with the spa industry, this type of business practice needs to be examined closely before a purchase is made. Make sure you research the company you buy from (at this point, we couldn’t identify what company is actually taking your money) and check it out. Don’t be fooled by internet review sites that are not independent. It’s easy to put up a site and put tons of bogus reviews. A spa is a MAJOR purchase and should bring years of enjoyment and quality time for your family. Even the best-made spas in the world require service and training. A poorly manufactured spa can require a TON of repairs.
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