Today while I searching offers and deals on different etailers in India, I just came across ebay’s deals page. I was amazed to see attractive offers and deals on different category of products that can easily convince you to buy that product online.
Here is the screenshot of their deals page:
Entitled with “mega gadget sale” that start from 7% to 75% discount (this is what I manually found on different products). Then I thought to compare the price of few ebay products with other online sellers like Amazon.in. I was surprised to see that the price and the way ebay is making us fool by displaying huge discount.
Let me explain in details
I took a product named “D-Link DIR-600L Wireless N 150” which is under huge discount on ebay. See below image which stat that the old price of this router is
Rs 2730 and now available at just Rs 1221 (at 55% discount)! At first glance it looks attractive right? But I thought to check price on Amazon.in
Then I open Amazon.in and search for the same product. You must be surprised to see that the same product was available at just Rs
1295.30 previously and now after discount, it is available at just Rs 1049
Due to festival, most of the eCommerce website starts promoting their product with various deals and offer. But the way eBay is promoting is really surprising for me. Most of the buyers see the % of discount and hardly compare the price on different website and get fooled by seller.
I have been working with big eCommerce vendor since long and I know many vendors are practice such techniques to acquire customers but I never expected this from eBay. Based on my experience, I strongly recommend following below steps before you make your online purchase decision:
- Once you finalized the product, go to different vendor selling same products online.
- See the price and shipping options (it may happen that the price of paid shipping vendor is lower than price of on offering FREE shipping). You should check the price of product after including shipping cost.
- You should also check for different offers like (CC discount, coupon code etc) and evaluate the final cost of the product on each seller including discount.
- Once you found cheapest seller, read review of their services as cheapest is not always the best. Also check for their return policy and shipping method. I would prefer paying more when I buy from Amazon as compare to unknown seller.
I am sure this will help you to make wise decision when you buy your favorite product on this Diwali and New Year festival season.
Have you ever seen such offers like this? Do share your experience with our readers in comments.
Happy Diwali and Happy New Year !