WHAT IS A HOT TUB TENT SALE
Hot tub tent sales (also known as “truckload sales,” “hot tub expos,” or “event sales”) is the name commonly given to a hot tub sale where a company brings in truckloads of new hot tubs in the hopes of selling as many as they can in a short amount of time, usually in just one weekend. They are called tent sales because the hot tubs are usually displayed under a large tent in a parking lot.
DO HOT TUB TENT SALES REALLY OFFER A GOOD DEAL?
While hot tub retailers at tent sales often use inflated list pricing to make it seem like you’re saving more than you are. The reality is that tent sales really don’t offer the best deal. To understand why let’s take a quick look at how hot tub event sales work.
RESEARCH THE RETAILER
Before buying a hot tub at a tent sale, it is important to take some time to research the retailer that is selling them. What are other people saying about them? How long have they been in business? Do they service what they sell? What do they include with delivery? Poor after-sales service can ruin any hot tub buying experience. Doing a bit of research now can save many headaches later!
CONSIDER ONGOING COSTS
The last thing to consider when buying a hot tub at a tent sale is the ongoing costs of running the hot tub. Getting a great deal on your new hot tub doesn’t mean much if it costs you an arm and a leg to run. For this reason, it is a good idea to factor in the “cost to own” the hot tub and the initial cost to buy it.
WHEN LOOKING AT THE COST OF OWNERSHIP, THERE ARE TWO THINGS TO CONSIDER:
Monetary Cost: How energy efficient is the hot tub? Some hot tubs have to run 24 hours per day on a main jet pump in order to keep the water clean, clear, and properly heated. Our Dimension One Spas have a circulation pump that runs 24 hrs. a day, costing less than a light bulb to operate. This can lead to thousands of dollars in energy savings over the hot tub’s lifespan.
Time Cost: People buy hot tubs in order to relax, not to spend all their time trying to properly maintain it. While some hot tubs seem to need almost constant attention to ensure the water stays clear, Dimension One Hot Tubs only require minutes of maintenance per week, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your purchase!
- Be sure to research the retailer before buying to ensure you’ll have a positive after-sales experience. Always check Google & Better Business Bureau Reviews (BBB). They may even have an A+ rating on BBB but have a lot of complaints that have been resolved. Resolving a complaint is what you want to see, but if they have a long list, that is not a good sign.
- Consider ongoing costs as well as purchase costs. If running your hot tub costs you an arm and a leg, was it ever really a good deal?
- The salespeople are there to push what they have in stock at the event/tent sale without considering the customer’s needs.
- When the event ends or leaves town, there may not be a local showroom or dealer to answer any questions or provide any service help.
- Be sure to buy from a local dealer that has been around for more than 20 years and has an in-house service department.
- Can you trust a company that asks for a deposit of half down or more?
ASK YOURSELF THIS
- Did I get a really good spa, or did I get a really good price?
- Did you feel pressured to buy the spa? because of the deal at that moment?
- Will the hot tub be hot and ready whenever you want it?
- Before you purchase, did you feel the strength of the jets?