Groupon! Everyone loves to save money and Groupon seems like such a great deal! But can you really get a truly good service at such cut rate prices?
This is about what you find when you go to Groupon for a Home Service Deal like Air Duct Cleaning. Houston is no exception, and Groupon will be riddled with these coupons. Is this for real? I mean can a company really offer air duct cleaning for 49$ or 35$ or even 59$?
The short answer is NO! You the customer have to give up something. A company cannot do a complete cleaning for $25, which is what the company receives after you purchase the Groupon. Make sure you know what you are getting when you go to Groupon and do a little research before you purchase.
Read the fine print so that you can decide whether the Groupon is a good deal or a bait and switch. Many air duct cleaning companies will place an unbelievably low price for a service with no real intention of performing that service at the price advertised.
This doesn’t mean all companies are bad or all Groupon deals are bad. It only means you need to know before you start what you are getting for your money and if you do decide to get an expanded service then make sure you are still getting your money’s worth for the Groupon.
Most Groupon deals offer a discount on a basic service in the hopes that you will also want to add on. This can be a win for the client and a win for the business as long as each party gets a benefit.
If you are buying a Groupon ask questions, read the fine print, and know what you are getting for your money! If the basic abbreviated service is all you want or need make sure they will really give you that for the price you pay. If you want more, make sure that you are still getting the service discounted equal to the Groupon ad. So if the Groupon gives you a discount of 100$ make sure you still get that discount when you upgrade!