Electrical Goods & Appliances
Often even small cities have relatively large shops specialising in appliances and other electrical goods. But, nowadays these can also be purchased in department stores such as El Corte Inglés and superstores like Hipercor, Carrefour and Al Campo. Some discount furniture warehouses - Buffalo, for instance - also offer a limited selection.
When purchasing any electrical apparatus, always take care to follow the instructions for obtaining the guarantee. This usually requires that you take the product home, or have it delivered, and then return to the purchasing point within a specified period of time in order to obtain an official stamp on the guarantee paper. It is also a good idea to keep the receipt. Only in this way will your guarantee be valid should you need it.
Should you have trouble with an appliance, rather than contact the store where you purchased the item, the normal procedure is to ring the manufacturer directly (find the telephone number in the guarantee papers). However, when purchasing from some department stores, an in-house maintenance service might be part of the deal, so don't hesitate to ask.