Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sale or Scam: Online Shopping has become something else

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Potang 11.11 Sale lang hiya, as if andaming pera no? Eh pandemic pa rin. Pa-KPop at Kris Aquino pa more, sigeeeee. 

Last thing I want while I'm working is being auditorily assaulted by "sHoPEE 11.11 SHOP NAA". And it's not even my phone! My neighbor won't turn off her notifs at rinig hanggang dito sa amin eh umuulan pa ng malakas yan.


I still mark myself safe from the 11.11 SALE. Kakaunti na lang yata making disiplinado at malakas ang fighting spirit to go against an obvious brainwashing to buy what we don't really need.

Besides, pandemic nga. Better na gumastos only on necessities. 

But if you're among those who believe they bought only the necessities, think again about the real meaning of necessity.

Sorry sa rant. Sobrang yabang kasi nung iba. Hindi naman sila si Heartless Evangelista.

I tried checking the Lazada and Shopee sales...kaso hindi naman pala sale kundi scam.

A certain product that was previously around P800 is now around P1200+

So when you apply the voucher and/or free shipping, parang ganoon din ang final price.

Meron namang mga bumaba pero mga hindi ko kailangan at priority....which makes the statement below a big false for me:

"shoppers undoubtedly took advantage of the big discounts to stock up on these essentials"

I don't think there are "essentials" that are a must that could only be bought on these online shopping portals. There have been many instances that I bought items only to find out they are sold cheaper outside if you know where to look....even during non-sale conditions.... especially if you buy in bulk.

Lazada and Shopee should also check for those instances when sellers purposely jack up the prices when sales are nearing so they could lower them on the day of the sale.

Also, no matter how low or almost free some items are, if you don't really need them, then they are practically useless and worthless. They will just accumulate at our home gathering dust....or expire if it's food.... especially when my kids do not like them or have moved on to something else...or something better.

The only advantage is you don't need to haggle for the price compared to other "market" sites where the sellers would say "PM for details" before you could get the price.

However, if you're great in haggling, you could even get the items at a much lower price.

So we are left with just convenience. ..since we could comfortably shop on our mobile phones or laptops while sitting pretty at our homes...not really challenging for me.

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