For the last two and a half days I've been researching spas trying to figure out what I should and shouldn't buy. I'm pretty sure my brain is going to explode any second now. However, I think I've got it down to what I do and don't want, so perhaps that's a start.
I've gotten many quotes from my "local" spa stores. Local being a relative term here, and has nothing to do with how close they are to me, as there's nothing close to me. Well, unless my million dollar combine, that I don't have, breaks down in the field during harvest, I know I'll have a technician there in 10 minutes or less!
I'm digressing again...
I found this tub, BellaGrande at Spas N Stuff out of Florida. The "local" places can't touch this price on any spa to save their lives. It has everything I need! (Ok, want)
It's just a branded tub made by someone else. I swear I've seen this tub elsewhere, but can't find it now. This company's only been in business for 4 years now, but I can't find a complaint anywhere. Not with the BBB, not on the 'complaint' sites that are around, nothin. I can usually find someone complaining about something on anything, but not this time. Matter of fact, all I can find is praise about this company. They could well be 'planted' praise, but I doubt it as they were on obscure websites. Weird...
After doing some reading here it seems the majority here are against buying a spa online, and their reasonings are sound. However, I live right smack in the middle of the middle of nowhere. I'm not nervous about online purchases of big items anymore. I dropped 9 grand on wood floors online 10 years ago at ifloors (at the time, a less than 3 month old company). THAT WAS NERVE RACKING! But everything turned out perfect! Been buying stuff online since! Inluding washer/dryer, fridge, home theater systems, etc... never had a problem with warranty issues. Of which I've only had one warranty problem. I have to associate that with the research I do with the company I'm purchasing from first. However, I've never found a company I couldn't find a complaint about, however trivial the complaint was. That in and of itself kind of makes me nervous.
So, I'll have to ask the million dollar question.
Has anybody dealt with www.spasnstuff.com before?
and the not so million dollar question.
Does that spa and accoutrements look like a good deal?
I think I might even splurge for the Arometherapy option too...