Online Watch Shopping: Things to Consider
Posted by PriyaSharma2k30 on July 21st, 2020
Buying a watch online is generally a simple and straightforward process – only if you know exactly what and from where you want to buy the timepiece. The process of choosing both these can be tiring and intimidating given the plethora of options available on the internet today. With the outbreak of the coronavirus, we are all confined to our houses and stepping out only for purchasing basic amenities and essentials. Markets and malls are all shut down due to the pandemic and the only option for shopping are the online platforms.
In terms of a wristwatch, buying online can get quite tricky as there are multiple variables that come into play. From choosing the platform to getting an assurance of the timepiece, there are certain aspects that need to be cleared before you make the final purchase. Listed below are points to be considered before you venture into the online watch marketplace.
1. Type of online watch seller: There are several forms of watch sellers present online. The most prominent is the brand selling their products directly via e-commerce. They skip the middleman and own an independent online store where you can buy watches. Brands like Timex have such stores that allow you to buy branded watches online in India. Then there are authorized third-party sellers that make up for most of the online market space. There is another set of sellers, often referred to as the grey market, called resellers. They sell genuine and reliable new watch pieces but without the authorization of the company or brand. This allows them to sell the watches at great prices, although you might want to keep in mind that with the price cut, there is also a cut of the official warranty.
2. Reputation: Watchmaking is an intricate form of art that brings you a lot of recognition. This is something you should consider when deciding on the watch you plan to buy. It is always a good idea to look up your seller online, check their credibility, and the reviews left by people who have bought watches from them. By choosing to buy watches from reputable sellers, you reduce the risk of investing in a sour transaction.
3. Warranty and return policy: Like any other piece of machinery, watches can also have unforeseen issues due to the intricacy of the work involved in its production. Therefore, it is important to know upfront about the options you have if something goes wrong with your prized wristwatch. Read and know about the warranty and returns options provided to you by the seller.