Sunday, August 11, 2013
Using the Internet to my advantage
I had previously written about my search for rubber mats for my car:
I am finally ready to purchase them, so I went to the site, finalized my decision, and filled everything out, but my credit card won't go through. Huh? I never have issues with this. I tried several times, yet the "processor of credit cards" keeps declining my card. I don't like this.
I then googled the brand of mats I want, and found that I can order them directly from the factory/manufacturer, and although I have to pay shipping, it ends up CHEAPER than the above mentioned option/website that I was trying to use. I saved an additional $10 off.
So lessons learned:
-the Dealer won't always keep items in stock or be willing to order them
-the auto supply store is not necessarily the best option
-check to see if you can deal directly with the manufacturer
I ended up choosing the front mats only (it's where the most dirt occurs) and I splurged and ordered the cargo mat as well (great on garbage day).
Since I set aside $ every month to cover auto maintenance, I can address this need.