Are you a budget-minded shopper willing to go the extra mile to find the best deals?
When most people think of saving money on a big ticket purchase, the first thing they do is to quickly search for coupon codes.
But with many high-ticket purchases, it can be virtually impossible to find deals and coupon codes that are valid. Often times, these coupon codes are only active during special events or sales so they can be tough to track down.
Fortunately, there are other ways you can save money when purchasing a massage chair, including some creative ways you might not have considered.
1. Avoid Paying the Sales Tax
Unless you're lucky enough to live in a city that does not charge sales tax, you'll want to think about taxes.
The good thing is, shopping online means you can avoid paying local sales tax if you purchase from a retailer that is located out-of-sate.
While local sales tax varies, some municipalities add as much as 9% to your total bill.
When you're looking at making a high-ticket purchase, adding local sales tax can be a significant increase.
Lets say for example that you're looking at a $4000 massage chair and your local sales tax rate is 8%. If you purchase the chair locally, the sales tax would add an extra $320 to your purchase.
This is one of the things that makes purchasing a Massage Chair online a better deal compared to traditional brick and mortar stores.
Buying your chair online would allow you to completely avoid the additional sales tax expense.
Total Savings: Up to 9%
2. Use a Credit Card to Earn Rewards
Financing your new massage chair purchase can be a counter intuitive way to save money.
Going the credit card route will add a new variable into your total savings.
Yeah, it's nice to pay for your massage chair in full from the get-go, but financing your massage chair purchase will allow you to earn extra rewards offered by your credit card company.
To get started with this method, select the credit card that offers you the best rewards. This can vary from bank to bank but typical rewards fall between 2% and 4% cashback from the total purchase price.
So a $4000 massage chair with 4% cash back rewards would save an extra $160.
Just make sure you are fully aware of your current credit card interest rate. Most credit cards provide 0% introductory APR but once that period is over, the interest rate can jump to as high as 29.99%.
If you get stuck paying a high interest rate, it will cancel out the original savings you had during purchase.
If you have an extremely high interest rate and carry a balance long term, you could be adding as much as 25% of the sales price to the cost of your chair.
Here at Massage Chair Planet, we have several financing options that will give you other ways to pay for your new massage chair.
When looking at financing your purchase, make sure to look for perks such as ‘zero down’ or an introductory 0% interest offer. Just remember to pay off the balance in full before the interest kicks in.
Total Savings: 2-4%
3. Save Money on Shipping
Amazon has forced many online retailers to focus on the customer and offer FREE Shipping from the get-go. This raises the bar for all online retailers and is a big win for consumer.
This also means that smaller online retailers must go above and beyond what Amazon has to offer to earn the customer's trust and business. Another big win for consumers.
Unfortunately, not everyone offers free shipping so you have to pay special attention and verify that the retailer offers FREE Shipping. Especially for a massage char which requires special freight charges that can run up to $500 depending on your location.
Here at Massage Chair Planet, we understand that FREE Shipping is a valuable service for our customers, so all of our products ship FREE.
Total Savings: $200-$500
4. Hunt for Coupon Codes
Coupon codes tend to be rare when you're looking to purchase a massage chair. Nevertheless, you can often find manufacturer’s discount online.
Take, for example, the Osaki OS-4000T massage chair.
The retail price for this chair is $2895 with a current manufacturer's discount of $400 bringing the price down to $2495.
The manufacturer’s discounts can allow you to get a chair that would normally be out of your budget. with some discounts reaching into the thousands.
If you're not sure if the massage chair you want has manufacturer's discounts, you can always call Massage Chair Planet at 1-888-346-3220 to see if you qualify for any additional discounts.
Total Savings: $100-$4000
5. Consider Purchasing a Floor Model
Many massage chair retailers are "online only" as they don't have a physical showroom. If you find a retailer that has a physical showroom, they usually have individual pieces of furniture sitting out on the showroom floor.
These "Floor Models" are often sold at a discount to the smart customers who ask for them. Buyers should ask if there is a floor model available since you can save between 10 and 20 percent or more.
Here at Massage Chair Planet, we have a showroom where we stock a wide selection of massage chairs from various manufacturers. We also have a selection of floor models available for purchase which include additional discounts.
Total Savings: $100-$2000
Be a Smart Shopper
Saving money is a smart shopper's goal.
These 5 tips are just a few ways that you can save some money with your new massage chair purchase.
Because the last thing you want to do is stress about your purchase while you are trying to relax in your brand new chair.