We know, we know… there are just some people who like going to the brick-and-mortar stores to buy their paintball guns. These people like the fact that they can check out the merchandise first hand and maybe even handle the markers themselves. Asking the salesperson on duty what his or her recommendations are for the latest gears and accessories is also part of the territory.
However, not everyone has the time or willingness to go to these stores and browse. At the same time, you really cannot dismiss the fact that the salesperson on duty may just be looking for a quick sale, and try to push off some of their unpopular paintball models on you. Saying thus, here are a couple of reasons why shopping online for markers feels so much more enticing these days.
Affordability. If you are working around a particularly tight budget, shopping online can help get you the best deals in a hurry. For starters, you have the liberty to choose and inspect marker models that are within your prospective buying capacity – without having to compromise product quality. Some of the older models are inevitably offered for discounted prices as the newer ones come into view.
Also, when it comes to marker packages, some of the best deals are always online. You can also check these out in case you want to buy more than just one electronic gun. This will save you a lot on shipping costs too.
It might also suit you to know that not all affordable markers online are the older models. Some manufacturers are willing to provide the newest line of paintball guns at reasonable rates to enthusiasts, who in turn, may be willing to write about the product on their blogs. This is usually done as a promotional vehicle. If you are lucky, you might even score one for free. However, you would need to seriously sign up for email alerts, online surveys and declare that you are willing to do this to a both the manufacturers and the distributors. Having a running blog site also helps.
Widest range of choices. When you go shopping at brick-and-mortar businesses, you will see some products, usually only from the paintball brand(s) that the store carries. Needless to say, you have a limited selection because you cannot compare all the popular products in one sitting. Shopping online gives you this liberty and more. True enough, some of the most visited websites are the most popular paintball gun stores. And you can scope out web page after web page when you compare specs and prices.
But try not to pass over lesser known distributors and manufacturers as well. Some of these may be neophytes to the industry but that does not mean that their products are not quality made. However, it would be cautious to check out product specs, privacy policies and return policies carefully; and make sure that you have money back guarantee as well.
Preview to the latest line of electronic gun models. Only in online stores do you really get to see the newest lines of markers. It takes a couple of weeks or months before brick-and-mortar businesses catch up with the trend. So shopping online can give you that edge.