With pre-Black Friday sales and the start of the holiday shopping season, many people are making their lists of new electronic products they want to purchase. Online shopping could put you at risk of being taken in by scams selling cheap, knockoff electronics. While you may save some money, you can also lose out on safety. Before you start shopping for electrical deals, read a few tips from Tim Kyle Electric, residential electrical company in Howard County MD.
The Dangers of Electrical Deals
Some people think that the biggest risk they take with knockoff electronics is the products not working well. Some knockoffs are so cheap because they were hurriedly assembled using substandard parts, bad designs, and little to no oversight. They can cause serious electric shocks, or even start electrical fires.
To avoid scams and frauds online, use the following tips:
- Shop only at websites with a padlock symbol in the address bar. These sites will help keep your payment secure. However, this does not mean the product is genuine, so still shop cautiously.
- To be sure you are getting the genuine product, shop only at the sites of known retailers and manufacturers.
- Check the reviews. If all of them are 5-star, glowing reviews, something fishy may be going on (especially if the reviews aren’t verified).
- Check the company logo and the spelling on the package. Anything that doesn’t look right may be the sign of a knockoff product.
Residential Electrical Company Howard County MD
Tim Kyle Electric is a residential and commercial electrical service company that you can trust. We believe that honesty, respect, and integrity are important. That’s why we have up-front pricing. You approve the price before we start your job. We also respect your home. All of our employees have to pass drug tests and background checks before they begin employment with us. All of our electricians are professionally trained and uniformed service technicians. Contact us to today to line up your next service.