- Do some Background research into the Supplier/ Manufacturers business and the product they are offering
- Remember Cheaper is not always better.
- How long Has the Supplier/ Manufacturer been in business?
- Do they have a licenced Mechanic to build the Float to Australian Safety Standards? .get proof. Don’t take their word on it .
- Do they Offer Warranty and Servicing? This should be at least 2 years on an imported product
- If you are offered a financial incentive you will end up paying at the back end ( gift cards etc. ) nothing is free.
All these details are paramount before making the decision to purchase. The longer the business has been operating the better chance that you are buying from a reputable supplier.
We are seeing a lot of fly-by-nighters starting up businesses to import floats…are they still going to be around if things go wrong? We only have to look at the Solar Industry to know the effects of this.
Australian Credit Holdings have been offering finance to our Horse Float customers for over 20 years. Not only do we give an honest financial product to our Clients, we also research the supplier to make sure they are reputable. We deal with Horse Float Suppliers all over Australia and converse with the Industry watchdog authority on these suppliers. We DO NOT finance floats from suppliers that we know may create problems for our Clients.
FINAL TIP: NEVER pay full price for a Horse Float that has not arrived in Australia, pay a Deposit but DO NOT make a full payment. There is no guarantee these goods will arrive and if this happens you have NO FALLBACK position.