Advantages and disadvantages of buying items from mail order catalogues
Catalogues are a great way to find and obtain rare and unusual tools. However some of the “specialist” catalogues, marketed for elderly and disabled people often charge a large premium or misrepresent the features of a standard tool that was not especially designed for this particular purpose. Take care when buying this way and if you experience any problems contact your local trading standard office for advice.
Another frequent problem with sleekness, maass market, mail order catalogues is that the photographs often “overstate” the quality or function of a tool. It is amazing what a professional photographer can do to create a desirable image. On top of the price of the tool don’t forget to add the postage. On heavy items such as forks and spades this can be considerable. On the other hand it is very convenient to have your bulky wheelbarrow delivered for £5 if you don’t have a big car. Allso, you are billed for products you have not received the product is significantly different than the advertisement, you receive merchandise you did not ask for; or the merchandise is not received in a reasonable period of time.
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