Nine: Buy Your
inline skates are sold by a variety of retailers. There are inline
specialty stores that carry a very wide selection of brands, models and
sizes. They usually have very knowledgeable sales staff to answer your
questions and carry a wide range of specialty items, clothing, and
components. They might even have a service department. Large sporting
goods chains are also likely to have a good selection and frequently
have helpful sales people. Mass marketers usually carry less expensive
brands and will not usually have inline skate sales people.
An inline skate consumer should follow the same rules used to buy any
other product. Know what you are buying, feel comfortable with the
store and its staff, assure yourself that there will be after-sale help
if needed, and get a fair price.
you purchase from an online retailer? If you are not used to purchasing
inline skates or are unsure of your size, the answer is no. If you have
purchased skates in the past, know which model you want, and know your
foot size, then purchasing online can be a hassle-free and often
inexpensive way to stop. Make sure you buy from a reputable dealer.