I am strongly considering buying hearing aids for my mother through the online store. It generates me fear given that this purchase is an investment and I want to be successful so that my mother feels satisfied. Unfortunately I have had a bad experience buying a cell phone through ebay, living in Peru makes it difficult for me to return the pack quickly and to assume the cost of shipping goes out of my budget. However, the price difference in hearing aid is quite high, buying a pair of signia Nx or Oticon Opn costs me USD 2’500 more in Peru than if I buy it online. The issue of future calibrations that my mom will need stops me a bit too, although i am looking for some information and if I study more I think I could do calibration myself, here in Lima, an audilogist charges 20% of the hearing aid’s value market to do calibration in 3 sessions, i think it is expensive, the signia software seems friendly to me.
I have visited HearStore, Buyhear and Ebay. Have you had experience buying on those sites? have you had problems with international shipping? how guarantee works when it is an international sale? It wolud be great if you give me some tips. Thanks