Hi all, new member here. I am in the market for a Pentair Whisperflow WF-24 to replace my existing pump (same model). I have looked on the Pentair website for the nearest authorized retailers and I have called them. They all quote me full retail price. I plan on installing this pump myself. So, when I look on line for the same pump with various search engine shopping functions, I find some of the on line web prices to be significantly less. They say things like brand new in box, etc... So, I would think it is not a refurbished model.
I wonder about warranty support from the manufacturer should it be needed. But, I don't worry too much about it. Most pump issues seem to occur well past the warranty coverage period. I would welcome your thoughts on this purchase based on your experiences. Would you buy on line and save $200 or go brick & mortar and pay full retail? It seems like an obvious answer, but peace of mind is important and your experiences may help me with that. Thoughts?