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15th June 2018
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KBSA warns consumers to beware the false sale!
The Kitchen, Bathroom & Bedroom Specialists Association has issued a warning to consumers to research any purchase of a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom thoroughly before they buy - particularly in the months of January, February and March - when many retailers are involved in 'sale' activities.
It is a well-established fact that pricing can be somewhat 'variable' due to existing legislation, and the Association suggests that consumer get at least two competitive quotes to ensure they do get real value for money.
Independent Specialist retailers are often to be found with similar prices, but the real value and service these specialists give will be far higher than that given by others - and it is always worth getting at least one quote from an independent.
The KBSA has produced an updated 'Consumer Guide' along with a 'Code of Practice' - which are full of useful tips and hints for any consumer thinking about a new room project. Retailers that have pride in their products, pricing strategies and customer care, might do well to let their customers know...
These guides can be downloaded directly from the KBSA website at:
19th December 2014