We all have that spur of the moment buy, and as they say, haste makes waste. Sometimes, our investments turn out to be a waste of money if we make a wrong move in the planning process, or the lack thereof.
This is common in gadgets. Big and small brands have different marketing strategies to maximize profit and sell more units. Like any other commodity we buy, careful consideration must be given before buying a good rangefinder that perfectly matches the buyer’s needs and wants.
We all want that wise buy, thus, here are four common mistakes that must be avoided when buying a rangefinder:
Relying on price as a deciding factor
Price is usually one of the biggest deciding factors that a consumer considers. There would always be a budget, but the objectives in buying a rangefinder should always be put into perspective. For what purpose are you buying this rangefinder? More often than not, models and brands are more expensive for a reason, and a wise consumer must know why exactly they’re priced that way. Some rangefinders are cheap & simply because they are made of cheap materials, but honestly, that wouldn’t be a problem if you’re on a budget, performance of the rangefinder is good, and you’re an extremely able person in taking care of your belongings. Some are more economical simply because they’re produced by a new company. It’s important to see how they perform based on previous buyers’ reviews and first impressions.
Relying on brand as a deciding factor
Brands are good. Big brand names are established to carry the brand name’s commitment to service. There are trustworthy, high-end rangefinders for the well-off market, but we must always be on the lookout for innovative new brands that introduce good technology and physical attributes while being backed with a really good price. Wouldn’t it be nice to get that dream rangefinder for a lower price?
Relying on features as a deciding factor
Different rangefinders have different features. There is no ultimate rangefinder that would fit all needs. Some may be able to do more, but are designed to perform better for specific tasks. They have different shapes, lenses, range capacity, zooming capacity and more! Some rangefinders could provide a good view with or without eyeglasses, others could integrate measurements and come up with integrated data for a more convenient measuring experience, but would you need all of this? Each feature comes with a special modification that in one way or another is equivalent to a price.
Ignoring reviews online
Experience is the best teacher, they say, but one can’t “experience” all rangefinders and choose one in the end. That defeats the purpose of being economical. We all learn from others’ mistakes and success. See reviews online and especially consider consistent comments mentioned on a rangefinder. Decision-making is a complex process, but once done, it minimizes regret and the need of buying another rangefinder. Choose one well before buying, and test it again once you see it on the store. Let us all buy wisely and help others do the same. Wise buyers support high quality, low-priced products, which is what everyone deserves. Let’s buy wisely, and hopefully there would be much better rangefinders in the future!