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Hot Tub Sales: How to Find Them

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Finding hot tub sales can be one of the best ways to secure a discount hot tub. Even if you don't actually make a purchase at a hot tub sale, you can use the price information to your advantage for later purchasing.

Who has the best hot tub sales?

Plenty of discount websites advertise hot tub sales, but these companies often don't include the installation and high quality service that comes from a hot tub dealer. Still, a hot tub is a fairly important purchase, so it's wise to get a lower price if you can.

To find hot tub sales, pay attention to advertisements from local hardware and big-box stores. This means looking through weekly or monthly ads and visiting the stores regularly to watch for dropping prices. Getting knowledge of local prices on hot tubs can be a golden nugget of information that you can use when purchasing a hot tub.

Even if you don't end up buying the hot tubs for sale that you find at hardware or big-box stores, you now have knowledge of which models are on sale, and thus, which models you should be getting a deal on elsewhere. By requesting hot tub prices from BuyerZone, you can get into contact with hot tub dealers and bargain for a lower price on a hot tub with your new market knowledge.

How should you compare hot tub sales?

Using different sources when comparing hot tub sales can be your best bet to bargaining for a lower price. As mentioned before, use your newspaper, big box store ads, websites, and hot tub reviews (be careful on which ones you trust!) to find out which models are on sale. A diverse selection will allow you to not only save money, but also find the amenities you need.

In some cases, a spa hot tub sale will come in a form that you don't immediately recognize. For example, some manufacturers offer to extend their warranty rather than lower their price, which can save you money down the road in repair and maintenance costs. Other times, the hot tub itself will be regular price, but all accessories - chemical kits, filters, mats, etc. - will be discounted.

From the Better Business Bureau

The original hot tub was an old wooden wine cask. Today, hot tubs are constructed in a similar fashion with constant soaking of the wood keeping the tub watertight without use of nails. The most popular wood used in the tub construction is redwood. Vertical grained all-heart redwood is strong, watertight, aesthetically pleasing and if properly maintained, will last for 15 years.

Prices of a redwood or cypress tub alone can range between $1,500 and $1,900. Cedar tubs cost about $200 less, and oak can cost almost double. Teak is more expensive with prices depending on location and availability of wood.

With the additional expenses of support equipment and installation, you can expect a wooden hot tub to cost between $4,000 and $6,000.

An addition to the spa industry is the portable spa. Constructed of fiberglass, often with an outer skirt of wood or other material, the portable model has heating, electrical, filtration and pump equipment within a self-contained unit.

The portable spa can be installed in or out of doors, and usually fits through a standard doorway. A key advantage of the portable is that it can be taken with you when you move.

Portable spas cost from $3,000 to $4,500. This includes the cost of the spa and support equipment. The cost of installation is either free or nominal.

If you are seriously thinking of buying a hot tub or spa, check with friends, colleagues or neighbors who own or have used them. Ask for their impressions and whether you can try out their facilities. Get a recommendation for a professional hot tub/spa dealer, if possible.

Contact your local Better Business Bureau for a reliability report on any dealer you are considering.

The moral to their story is a deal the seams to be too good to be true, is probably just that. A hot tub or spa is a large investment. Often the cheapest price is not necessarily the best deal.

What to avoid

Don't assume that just because a spa sale is advertised, the product is a bargain. In many cases, hot tubs are discounted because they won't sell at normal prices, in which case you should investigate why they aren't flying off the shelves. Perhaps the manufacturer is known for shoddy craftsmanship, or maybe it is priced too high from the get-go. Then again, the dealer may not be the best in installation and is making up the difference by lowering the price of the tub and making it up in delivery and installation prices.

A better way is to determine three or four hot tub models you would like to own, look for several dealers who carry those tubs. Working with multiple dealers lets you compare their total offerings, including warranties, maintenance supplies, and installation services. Weight out your options and choose the best overall deal. That way, you know you're getting the hot tub you want at a price you can afford. And always check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are negative claims against the dealer.

Start you search for a value-priced spa using BuyerZone's easy request for price quote service. We'll match you to multiple dealers in your area - you can work with them to find out when is the best time to buy and if there are any sales coming up.

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