Do people buy TVs online?

by zonkow
48 replies
After jumping from one niche to another for 6 months, I have decided on TV niche, found a keyword with little competion and reasonable search volume (2900 globally,1600 US) and started building my first Amazon site. There is no way back.
However, today I have some negative thoughts!!!
Do people buy big stuff and high priced items like TVs online?
Maybe I should have asked it before starting my site
#buy #online #people
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I am not certain about TV's, but they probably do. In general, yes, humans do buy big ticket items online, from what I understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeyes09
    I bought a 1080 32" online a couple of months ago. I like to find big ticket items online because they're generally cheaper than in a store (especially true for photography equipment; unless you go to one of two NYC photo stores, you're paying nearly MSRP amounts for photo gear).
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    I have heard that people buy tractors too...
    Look in amazon itself whether the product u r promoting are bought by people in amazon.

    Thnx
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    • Profile picture of the author zonkow
      Originally Posted by dsouravs View Post

      I have heard that people buy tractors too...
      Look in amazon itself whether the product u r promoting are bought by people in amazon.

      Thnx
      How can I understan it? Does Amazon tell the number of people who bought the product?
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  • Profile picture of the author Des Lau
    I personally wouldn't enter a high ticket item, especially in electronics. This is because I think generally alot of people go online to compare prices and then go to their retailer to actually buy. The conversions I have found are not as great as lower-ticket items. But this is all from personal experience.
    If you have found a lower competitive keyword I say go for it and see
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  • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
    Yes. In fact, I enjoy selling high ticket items online because the typical consumer of high ticket items have already read a bunch of reviews and pin-pointed what product they want to buy and will search endlessly to find that exact model for the cheapest price. All I have to do is provide an in-demand product for something people are already searching for at a competitive price of maybe a dollar less than my competitors, and my sales are almost instantaneous. Not everyone can do this without a very good understanding of protection against fraud.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuttercraft
    My last two tv's were purchased online.
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    • Profile picture of the author zonkow
      Originally Posted by shuttercraft View Post

      My last two tv's were purchased online.
      It's very nice to hear that
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      • Profile picture of the author Isaiah Jackson
        I don't know but I'm assuming they do, I know I don't but hey thats just me
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  • Profile picture of the author poweruphosting
    People do buy TVs online but if there is any problem with it... the hassle of having to send it back, and pay for the shipping of such a big item may offset whatever you're saving.

    Unless you're buying from a very respectable seller with experience and a reputation on the line if he scams you.

    Beware

    -JB
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    • Profile picture of the author arny660
      People buy anything online. Don't underestimate the power of the internet.

      That niche appears pretty good - the search volume is certainly very decent. As long as the competition isn't too high, you should do fine. You might also want to put some ads on your site.

      Make sure that your onpage SEO is good - this is easy to do. Then get backlinking - this is a bit more difficult, and you don't have as much control over offpage SEO as you do with onpage SEO.

      Also, just be patient. It usually takes a bit of time to climb the rankings, and your site will move up and down quite a bit before it settles down - this is called the "Google Dance".

      Just make sure that your content is unique, is top quality, and you give the user what they are looking for. Google will slap you for thin, weak content.

      Good Luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author wizzard74
    The Best Seller ranking could be used as an indicator to see how well certain models of TV are selling on Amazon.
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  • Profile picture of the author aaaa33030
    If you look at some of the expensive televisions being sold on amazon and check the reviews left for the tv's at amazon then you will know that people do buy high priced items such as televisions online
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  • Profile picture of the author fpdeziner
    Many people buy TV from online because shortage of time and they don't like to go market or stores in crowd. Buying TV online from sites like Amazon will usually offer you the reasonable and low price.
    But for mostly people, the service angle should be more important, than price. Brick-and-mortar stores,like Best Buy and other stores, provide more options for delivery and set up.
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  • Profile picture of the author roomservice
    For sure people do.

    With the bigger amounts people first choose the right model offline, then they purchase it online.
    (and that's even what I do myself...)
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  • Profile picture of the author Ravikanth
    I bought my TV online 40" TV
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  • Profile picture of the author dotgirish
    Yeah, people do buy TVs online and these days many do research on products , touch , feel at showrooms and then purchase it online. As long as you give a good user experience it should be fine. But a thin sites are not a good option to sell highly priced products. Mostly users go after bigger sites when it comes to purchase
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  • Profile picture of the author Sabrina001
    Of course people do.

    I ever bought a computer online. My friends even bought a bed. Nowadays, e-commerce has become an important part of business. Shopping online also becomes a part of many people's daily life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fahmzie
    Yup, people will buy TV from online store! I did!

    Just make sure you put some kind of social proof like review, ratings, etc because that thing gives people assurance to buy from there
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  • Profile picture of the author Angel Warrior
    Yes, especially the busy ones who have no time to go to the market to buy TV..
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberSEO
    Originally Posted by zonkow View Post

    Do people buy TVs online?
    Yes of course. I always buy all electronics online. In case of LCD panels, I'm used to choose them in the offline shops because I want to compare their picture quality by my own eyes. After that I go to the Internet and find the cheapest price on the model I've picked already and then order it online, because it's always cheaper.
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  • Profile picture of the author sfx1971
    Yep, no matter how big the product, I will look to buy online first.
    Bought many TVs online in the past
    Purchasing a range cooker as we speak (not sure what the US equivalent is, but it is VERY big and VERY heavy)
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    • Profile picture of the author dpwilliams
      I also bought large items online. In the last year I bought 2 king size beds...a 65 inch tv and a grill. I was especially interested in real customer reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimDucharme
    The research I've seen suggests that a majority of consumers now research major purchases online. Many of them will do this and then buy the bigger ticket items at a brick and mortar shop. I personally see this trend as continuing to evolve to a point where people will be more and more comfortable buying big ticket items online. You may have noticed that shops like Good Egg have launched campaigns to pump up their customer sastifaction rep.

    However, the smartphone tosses a new dimension into this. People use them to price compare with apps designed for that purpose and they do this comparison right in the stores (some stores have actually tried to deter this). The irony here may be that the smartphone may actually bridge that gap from the PC to the store and bring more people into traditional shops to buy. Technology which travels is a complete game changer.

    I don't have any problem buying an item such as a TV online as long as the rep of the seller is good and the warranty is solid.

    Regards,
    jim
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    • Profile picture of the author Blase
      If people don't buy TV's online Amazon wasted
      over 3,000,000 listings on there site.

      Why would a buy from amazon?
      Don't have to leave the house. Saves time and gas.
      Compare in minutes not hours or days.
      Good to great prices.
      Good warranty.
      Free shipping with a Premier account.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevendomz
    more than buying online tv's people are usually interested in watching online tv shows using their computers!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeanneLynn
    I bought a TV online about 3 months ago! I love it. I buy everything online, even food. I have agoraphobia, like millions of other Americans, so going to a regular store is very difficult for me. The internet is my lifeline!
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  • Profile picture of the author SpaghettiCode
    Originally Posted by zonkow View Post

    Do people buy big stuff and high priced items like TVs online?
    They do as long as the company they're buying from is reputable. Everyone knows and trusts amazon so you shouldn't have any problems with sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    yes i bought 2 tvs 54 inch online also my fridge freezer and washing machine,much cheaper online.
    regards
    vivi62
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    I bought my last TV online as a matter of fact. Not through an affiliate site though. I didn't even Google search or anything like that. All the information I wanted was available on mainstream websites.

    It's just a personal experience though. I'd think that there would be others who would look for standalone review sites before making their purchasing decisions.
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  • Profile picture of the author grover69
    True story: I have actually sold a grand piano as an Amazon affiliate. It floored me when I saw what had sold. I made around $200 commission just for that one sale. Lesson learned: people will buy anything online.
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    Since there's lots of places that advertise TV's online I'd assume that people are buying TV's online.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
      Originally Posted by mojojuju View Post

      Since there's lots of places that advertise TV's online I'd assume that people are buying TV's online.
      Very true this gives an indication that stuff is selling or else people wouldn't advertise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Krisz Rokk
    I bought my Samsung LED TV 40'' on Amazon. And I would do it again and again.
    Often people go to speciality stores and see what TVs they like most; after comparing some prices (Amazon ist TOP when it comes to good pricing!) many decide to buy online. I've seen a statistic from GfK stating that 15% of electronic goods in Western Europe are purchased online.... and figures were rising double digits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Franklin
    All kinds of large products get sold online. Believe it or not, a decent amount of furniture gets sold through amazon...Another area where you can score in terms of commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Miranda
    Sure I have from Amazon.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      I think if someone can find a very good deal on a TV online that they cannot find in a store they will purchase it online.
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      • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
        Originally Posted by cashp0wer View Post

        I think if someone can find a very good deal on a TV online that they cannot find in a store they will purchase it online.
        I bought one from Amazon.com.
        It was about the same price as a local big
        box store, BUT I had free shipping and NO SALES TAX
        on the Amazon purchase...that saved me a few hundred
        dollars and made the decision to buy online very easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
    Originally Posted by zonkow View Post

    After jumping from one niche to another for 6 months, I have decided on TV niche, found a keyword with little competion and reasonable search volume (2900 globally,1600 US) and started building my first Amazon site. There is no way back.
    However, today I have some negative thoughts!!!
    Do people buy big stuff and high priced items like TVs online?
    Maybe I should have asked it before starting my site
    Of course people buy TVs online!
    I've bought several online, and the first TV I purchased
    online was back in 2001!
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  • Profile picture of the author megawarrior
    I bought my recent 47" TV online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
    Today I sold a Samsung 51 inch TV, warranty and mount bracket through Amazon as well as some unrelated items including a $400 camera lens, TV's and accessories sell just fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    I bought a TV online. A $7k purchase and of course it went through an affiliate link. Then an interesting thing happened - no commission was reported. After conducting an investigation and getting documents it turned out the merchant was fraudulently carving big commission items out of the affiliate network. You have to be careful with the big ticket items.

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  • Profile picture of the author AskMsD
    I bought a 50" Samsung online great price and they delievered and set up. The best service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adevictus
    Everything I own came from Amazon.
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    It's all about the money...

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  • Profile picture of the author Legit SEO
    I bought my TV from Amazon too
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    Old thread, but I'll answer it anyway since its showing in "new posts"

    I'm sure people DO buy tv's online, but I personally would not.

    Didnt anybody see the USPS/UPS people demolish those monitors?? Ha..
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