Whether you are in one of the many industries that rely on two-radios for their communication needs already or you are looking to transition from cell phones/older radios, you are going to be looking to save some money.
With increased productivity, two-way radios will add to your bottom line in the long run – but saving money on upfront costs can increase your overall savings.
Here are some cost-cutting tips to consider when looking to affordable purchase two-way radios.
Get a deal on the accessories
A fair price on the radios themselves is great, but any retailer willing to include some quality accessories is something to look out for. Items like charging stations and replacement batteries are always going to come in handy — and you’ll be purchasing them later anyway.
Specialty items like headsets and skull microphones are usually not discounted on a piece-by-piece basis, but some shops offer price reductions on these items if you buy your radio as part of a multi-unit package.
Check the service plans
While a slightly lower unit price might seem appealing, if that translates to problems when you need service, then it sure isn’t much of a bargain.
Ideally, the radio dealer won’t charge to have a look at the radio in question and will turnaround the equipment in about a week’s time. Whether or not the retailer repairs radios in-house with trained techs and a large inventory of parts is another important consideration. Some dealers do not have the ability to repair a unit themselves, so have to ship back to the factory. This can mean BIG delays in getting your radio back.
Investigate for trade-in credit
If your business is already using two-way radios, but perhaps the models have grown outdated, then a partial buy back or trade-in credit is something you’re going to want to look into. Discount Two Way Radio has created the nation’s only Cash 4 Clunkers program designed to assist businesses reduce upfront costs and upgrade to excellent new digital radios like the RCA BR200D. As long as it was made in the last ten years, bears all the original accessories and your organization is based in the US or Canada, they are eligible for trade-in credit toward the purchase of new equipment.
Buy the right radio
Depending on your business and its particular needs, you’re going to require certain functions for your radios over others. Weatherproofing might be a must. Or perhaps you require an interoperable radio which meets the P25 standard, like the RCA RPX4500.
Beware of the extra bells and whistles which you will never use, however, because they might cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars for no good reason. Does your two-way radio really need Bluetooth? Probably not. Does it need the ability to text? Again, depending on your company’s needs…not likely. So save money and get only what you need…a two-way radio with clear, reliable communication.
By following these tips you can ensure you are not only getting the right radios for your situation but also the most bang for your buck. If you are in the market for two-way radios, please contact us and let us show you the most cost-effective way to do it.