In a world of sales targets and fine-print, making a big purchase can be risky.
Dan Lheureux, owner of Cambridge Electronics, has some tips for those in the market for big ticket items.
His first piece of advice was for consumers to do their own research and be aware of where they're getting their information. He suggested first visiting the manufacturer's website, where the consumer is likely to find accurate information.
Other reccommended online sources include, Tom's Hardware Forum, Reddit and Consumer Reports.
His second piece of advice was for buyers to consult people around them, including the distributor.
Online reviews help too.
“A major red light is a pushy sales-person,” he added.
Something else to think about prior to a big purchase is, of course, budget. Many sites will give prospective buyers an initial price, which is important to keep in mind when you go to make the purchase, said Lheureux.
The advice can be used for anything from cell phone and plans to vehicles and houses.