Sunday, March 1, 2015

Buy LED Television Online In India - Do you know the safer and better way to do it?

To buy LED Television online in India, just go to Flipkart.com, Amazon.in, Shopclues.com etc. or some price comparison site and they will tell you where you can get cheaper deals. That's all right?




WRONG!

YOU ARE VERY WRONG!!

No doubt above mentioned websites are good but they don't sell all their products on their own. There are many different sellers associated with these websites, who actually receive the orders you placed with these websites. And not all sellers are good. Some websites don't remove sellers from their list even if, they get so many complaints against them.. So who to trust is always a big question?

There is only one safer and better way of online shopping in India is to jump to every shopping website and check reputation and rating of the sellers and give your orders through those sites to only the reputed and most positive rated sellers.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PRODUCT?  Who will suggest you what LED Television, you should buy or not? I guess, do the same thing again. Search google for reviews on your desired LED Television and find out if your desired product has a good rating and reviews or not.

ALL THIS IS SO BORING AND NO FUN THAT YOU WON'T ENJOY IT DOING VERY OFTEN SO I HAVE A BETTER WAY
... go to www.shopatgoodprice.com - they are a community driven website which does all of the above things for you. All you have to do is, just put in few words about what you want to buy and they always suggest only reputed products from only reputed sellers online in India.

Their tagline says it all

खरीदो सस्ता फिर भी विश्वास का (buy cheaper yet trustworthy)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Price comparison websites in India - Do you trust them?

I would like to share my story with you guys and let you find the answer to the question in the title of this post.

I started shopping online in India in 2013 after being enticed by newspaper ads of couple of online Indian Shopping Websites. I ordered products with them and found that I got good bargains as compared to the what was offered by local vendors in my city. Wow!

Then after a few purchases here and there, I stumbled upon other websites too where I could find same product a bit cheaper than those mentioned in newspaper ads. So I changed the way I used to shop. I first did search on all the shops for the desired product and noticed which website is showing lowest price and started ordering the products where it was cheapest. Yeah Genius!

I was so excited by this method that I shared this with my other friends. Well, that is not the end of the story. The story begins when a friend of mine (who is popular as web guru among us), told me that there was a better way. Instead of hoping from one shopping website to another to check the prices, I could surf ----CENSORED---.com where they list prices from almost all the shopping websites. That means, just one or two pages to surf and I could find out cheapest price, which is indeed better way than my method.

Yeah!  that was an AWESOME idea for a naive like I was. I gave it a try and saw that there were even cheaper sellers available than those big shopping websites I used to buy from ie. snapdeal, flipkart, amazon etc. Some never heard before sellers were displayed with amazingly lower prices.

So, I placed an order and after 7 days of non-delivery,  I contacted the seller. The seller replied it would take a month or so to make the delivery due to some reasons. They asked me if I wanted to cancel the order. The voice on the other end was so soft and mushy I didn't feel like cancelling the order. After a month passed, they cancelled my order saying out of stock and gave me the full refund  SO HONEST WOW!
(There is a WOW in my last sentence --- because, being an Indian, if you get refund from a online seller without much headache, it is like winning a Jack Pot in Las Vegas. We Indians are still several years backward to western countries when it comes to online shopping or perhaps regular shopping. eh? Customer Satisfaction is a term rarely heard by Indian sellers, as far my experience goes.)

Anyways, I got smarter and now I had this tool THE PRICE COMPARISON SITE. So I tried a few such price comparison websites in online Indian market. The same story got repeated several times. ie. either the order got cancelled/delayed or the goods sent to me wasn't what I ordered.

After a lot of bad experiences and only a few extraneously joyous transactions, this sunday morning I sat and relaxed and was thinking about how to make my good shopping experiences better in numbers.

And suddenly an idea sparked into nerves of my brain .... IS IT A SCAM?

Most of the times they take my orders and make delayed delivery or it ends up in finally cancelling or returning the order. What was happening here?

I came to this conclusion:
1. They were anticipating the prices would go down before the buyer finally concludes to cancel the order.

2. They were smart enough to stop me purchasing the product from other site and SECURED their margins by making a promise which was totally based on their speculation of prices. SMART GUYS No?

3. They were just trying to create a crowd of people by showing extremely low prices.  So a buyer once visits their site would never want to visit other main stream shopping websites directly. Instead he would seek that price comparison site prior to making any purchase decisions. Like I was enticed!

Guys, you may find me wrong on this conclusion because these price comparison websites guys are very good at mixing FAKE and REAL things together. So sometimes you may get good deals like I did and you may return to leave a comment, having some abusive words, to honor my wit. But if you are a consistent online shopper like I am, you would notice that most of your orders get turned down. Or if you are lucky like I was,  you wold notice the same story in your very first order :D ha ha ha

Well, that was not all I meant to share here. I have a solution to this problem:

There is a much better way to do the price comparison. Go to each site, note down not only the price but also read the sellers rating and reviews. WOW! you already knew this :D ha ha ha

GREAT! So if you are so smart then you would also know that,  a lot of cheap labors from poor countries like Malaysia, Nepal etc. is available to write good reviews and rating for the sellers. No?

So which ratings or reviews are to trust?

Look for the numbers of reviews and ratings... the more the number is, the more are the chances of that seller being trustworthy. Please notice I said "Chances of being trustworthy". There is no guarantee either.

Happy Shopping Online. in India ha ha ha
NOT CONVINCED? TRY THIS http://www.mouthshut.com/review/Snapdeal-com-review-mumrmmlops
PS: Please share your comments and let me know about your experiences too or suggest me if you have better way of getting good deals online besides www.shopatgoodprice.com

Monday, February 23, 2015

Indian Smart Buyers Community - A community that shares opinions to buy smartly

Friends!
There are a lot of offers available everyday from almost all online shopping websites in India.

Do you have some way to judge which product is right and who to buy it from?



A lot of online shopping sites and price comparison sites are disappointing and fooling Indian buyers by showing glittering ads, low prices, free stuffs etc. There is no way that can help the buyer judge what product is right for them and why. I am glad to see that one site www.shopatgoodprice.com came with an Innovative idea of suggesting products based on users opinion gathered from online sources and feedback from its SMART BUYERS community of members.

So far I trust www.shopatgoodprice.com when it comes to shop online in India. They recommend only the MOST APPRECIATED products and from only the trustworthy sellers online in India. They don't sell anything instead they suggest which product is worth buying and from where in their search results.

That's not all, if they get complaint on any of the product in their search results, they immediately remove it from their list after reviewing the complaints for -a) the nature of complaints and b)  number of complaints. They are truly the voice of SMART BUYERS of India and anybody can join them to express their opinions and suggestions.

Their GOAL is to provide a platform to Indian online shoppers, where buyers not only get suggestions on cheaper yet better products but also gets the chance to help other Indian brothers and sisters with their feedback and experience on their purchase.

I DON'T KNOW ANY OTHER SHOPPING  OR PRICE COMPARISON WEBSITE IN INDIA, THAT REMOVES A PRODUCT FROM THEIR SHOWCASES IF THEY RECEIVED A FEW NEGATIVE FEEDBACK ON THE PRODUCT OR SELLER, BESIDES WWW.SHOPATGOODPRICE.COM

Their tagline is खरीदो सस्ता फिर भी विश्वास का (buy cheaper yet trustworthy) that says everything about what this community aims at.

I recommend everybody reading this blog to join this community and help save other fellow Indians hard earned money.