|Free Black Friday Advice when Buying NAS, Hard Drives and SSD
"Think before you Click" this Black Friday 2018
We all like a bargain and it is always so tempting to buy a precise NAS or indeed any NAS drive at the lowest possible price. But sometimes a price can be TOO LOW. The last thing you want to do is buy a used NAS, a broken NAS or to buy from a source that will take your money and run. Below are the key factors to consider when buying your first NAS :
1. Is the NAS Drive in stock?
Just because the website has a picture and a price of a NAS drive, it doesn't mean they definitely have it in stock. Be sure to check that the website you choose to buy from either has it listed as 'in stock' at their location OR supplies a lead-time that states when you will receive the unit.
2. What is the condition of the NAS Drive?
Although in most cases, online retailers will ONLY sell NAS drive units that are brand new and sealed, it is worth remembering that there are still some retailers that are not as honest and will sell a unit that has been used, ex-display or has been repaired.
3. Any additional fees?
Thanks to the internet being such a global tool, worldwide shipping is widely available and ordering a NAS will not be limited to your regional borders. However always be aware that your country may impose a tax on imports and you should contact the NAS drive retailer in advance if this concerns you.
4. Choose the Right Delivery Company
Also, be sure to check on the website that the retailer will name the logistics company they will be using. We at SPAN.COM recommend DPD, TNT, FedEx and DHL as the most reliable worldwide delivery companies and all provide insurance, tracking and signature options, as well as time managed deliveries.
5. Should you Buy your NAS with Hard Drives Installed?
A popular option that is appearing from several retailers is the choice to buy your NAS with hard drives included. Many NAS retailers do not provide their NAS drives with media included and ask that buyers supply their own. It can be very tempting to buy a NAS and Hard drives together, but always check if 1, Does the online retailer install the drives for you or just send you the NAS and drives, so you have to do the hard work? 2, Do they provide a build and test service where your hard drives and NAS are tested prior to shipping? 3, Does the online retailer cover build and test services in their terms and conditions with regard to warranty? These are important concerns and a good online retailer will answer positively to these questions. If they don't, shop elsewhere!
We at SPAN.COM take our reputation for person-to-person customer service, free build and test & free solutions and after sales tech support very seriously, so that is why you hope you choose to shop with us this. We have already opened our pre-Black Friday SALE below, why not pick up an early deal below:
Important - After-Sales Support and Advice for your NAS Drive
Unless you have previous experience in Network Attached Storage, you are likely to have a few questions regarding the setup of your NAS drive. Most queries about the first time setup of your NAS drive can be addressed with the help and guides included on your device, or via a simple google search. But sometimes you will want to speak to a real human being for help, support and general advice. When deciding where to buy your NAS, it is worth spending a moment to consider what is included in that price tag aside from the physical unit.
Why Does SPAN Provide Free Tech Support when Others Do Not?
Usually, the cheapest retailer will have such a narrow margin of profit, that post-sales support is impossible in any real sense. Likewise, a specialist retailer in NAS such as SPAN.COM may seem a pinch higher, but this is to factor in extensive post-sales support, contact options and knowledge. Always be sure to factor your own skills/knowledge of network storage when choosing where to buy, as if you think you will lean heavily on the retailer for assistance during setup, then you should opt for a retailer with a reputation for this.
Thank you for visiting SPAN.COM and best of luck this Black Friday 2018.
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