Hammocks come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. There are also a lot of areas
differences batween hammock types; each providing a different type of feature and
benefit for a buyer. This article is designed to provide some information on what to look for in
a hammock and will provide a guide for certain things that you may want to pay
more for. It will also describe several ways to obtain a hammock at a discounted
price and will provide some shopping tips for a hammock.
One of the greatest determinants of price, believe it or not, is the brand name of the
hammock. A hammock with a well know reputation like Hatteras or Pauwley's will generally
cost a lot more than a comparable non branded hammock that is actually made out of the
exact same material and sometimes can even be made in the exacy same factory. You can tend to
get a much better price on a hammock by staying away from the main brands. If you are careful,
you will also see a the same type of quality as the brand name hammocks at a fraction of the cost.
Another key determinant of hammock price is the waythat the hammock was made. A hammock that
was hand made by a skilled craftsman or weaver will generally cost more than a hammock that
was mass produced at a factory. Moreover, many of the hand weaved hammocks have intracate
designed that cannot be replicated by a large factory. These ornate hammocks will generally cost
a lot more than other types of hammocks, but they are often worth the extra money in terms of
the value and quality that you are getting. There can also be a big difference in comfort, and
the overall attractiveness or the hammock.
The fabric which the hammock is made and the amount of fabric used in the process are also important
determinants of hammock cost. Generally, cotton will cost less that synthetic thread like nylon or polyester.
Synthetic hammocks are often harder to produce and have a slightly longer useful life that other
standard cotton hammocks. Hammocks that have threads that are thinner and a lot closer together often
cost more as well. This is becase the many be a lot of extra weaving to put these together and often
these hammocks require extra material.
Size, of course, can also jack up the cost of a hammock. A double or multiperson hammock will almost
always cost more than a single person hammock. This is because larger hammocks require more material than
small hammocks and larger hammocks can be harder to assemble. Moreover, the retailers can typically
charge more because people see a lot of value for larger or multiperson hammocks as they will often have
a greater capacity.
The final determinant of cost for hammocks is also the country of origin and the overall style of the hammock.
Some countries of origin have a lot more costs assocaited in producing the hammocks or it may cost a lot of money
in tarrifs or taxes for the hammock. In addition, some hammock styles are considered more desirable than other sttyles.
These hammocks of cost a lot more since retialers can sell them for a higher price. In addition, these styles may be
considered authentic native styles of a particulr region and consequently increase their desirability.
Discount Shopping Tips
This section will describe ways that you can save money when looking to
purchase a hammock from a retailer. With some careful shopping, you can often purchase some of the world's
best hammocks at a discount. For a variety of reasons, hammock
manufacturers and retailers will discount their products, just like
retailers and makers of other goods.
One way to obtain a good price on a hammock is to look for hammock sellers that have an overstock of supply. You can often
get a good deal when one of these sellers is looking to move inventory.
If the sellers want to more inventory, they may be more likely to make
deals, to discount the hammocks, to lower the price, or to throw in
accessories for no additional charge. Hammock seller like this can be found in stores or even on the Internet.
Similarly, a good time to look for overstock is when the New Year's
models are being made. Often, sellers will be looking to sell last
year's models quickly to make room for the newer models. The newer
models usually come out in time for the Spring season. This is the
time when homeowners will usually consider making home improvement,
updating an outdoor area, or consider adding a hammock.
A slow economy often creates a hammock buyers market. When the economy
is slow, hammock makers and sellers will often discount prices to keep
products moving and people working. Again, when the economy is slow,
retailers may be more likely to make deals, discount, or offer other
There are a variety ways to buy a discounted hammock without sacrificing
quality. As with everything else, the smart shopper gets the best deals.
Be sure to check on the Internet for hammock specials as well.