Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th November 2015, 23:49   #4276
Newbie
 
Darth_Vader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 23
Thanked: 6 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by naveenroy View Post
Amazon wins this round for me. Had ordered a pair of shoes on 6th on flipkart. Still being processed. OTOH, had ordered a pair of running shoes on Amazon as part of their lightning sale on 9th. It has already reached me. Amazon logistics seems to be on a roll.
Second that. I picked up stuff worth 5k (everything off the lightning deal) ranging from Umbro shoes for 650 to Marvel Kids TShirts at 99 and 120 etc.

Flawless execution. The updates were prompt. The delivery was on time (infact before the promised date). I even scheduled replacement/return for a couple of items and they were also completed within a week. The refunded money already sitting in my account - all this in a couple of days!

Would you believe it! 10/10 for Amazon this Diwali sale. I must have hardly opened the Flipkart app to verify some prices for similar products and hands down Lightning deals on some products were really worth it.
Darth_Vader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2015, 01:00   #4277
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,610
Thanked: 6,696 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Well, I thought that the google thing would come down to advertising revenue or collection of data for ad targeting etc etc.

I am ignorant about these things, partly because of having no technical web/web-marketing knowledge, but also because, for better or worse, and excepting a very, very few sites, I just block advertising. I never see it.

I'm assuming that a trader such as Flipkart does not carry advertising for any other party? But that Google is still interested in what we may be browsing on shopping sites?
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2015, 10:56   #4278
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 141
Thanked: 112 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thad E Ginathom View Post
I'm assuming that a trader such as Flipkart does not carry advertising for any other party? But that Google is still interested in what we may be browsing on shopping sites?
Yes they are very much interested.

For example,

You use Chrome browser, an Android phone, and android smartwatch.
Every web page you visit (be it for shopping, travelling, business, pleasure), every thing you search in google, any place you visit (gps), all is recorded. Its all just to bring targeted advertisement to you. The more the Ad appeals to you the more likely you are to click on it. You click on it and google makes money. Its very smart of Google.
falconion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2015, 11:58   #4279
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,018
Thanked: 520 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunishsamuel View Post
Recently wanted some furniture for home. UrbanLadder says they do not deliver to the Pincode that i stay so had no choice to order from Pepperfry. Bought a sofa and bed. Both came damaged. Logged complaints with Pepperfry.

Their options:

1) Will give 30% and 60% on sofa and bed respectively, continue to use the damaged products.
2) Log a refund request - Refund will take place between 2-4 weeks. They do not have a replacement policy or cannot arrange the broken part to fix the problem !

Meantime ordered a coffee table from Mebelkart. Their pricing was good, and though longer delivery time, they honoured the date. However, the product has damages at mutliple places. Their customer service do not bother to respond so i have to live with it. Since the table isnt costly i am not going to pursue this further.

Terribly disappointed with online furniture site. Now i am really apprehensive to try again. I see ebay got some good deals but not sure.
Never buy furniture online. I have bought 3-4 items from ebay. Not a single item had been delivered with out transit damage.
poloman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2015, 12:11   #4280
Senior - BHPian
 
sagarpadaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,604
Thanked: 1,206 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Very impressed with Amazon and starting to get disappointed with flipkart.

Order 3 items from amazon and they were shipped from Pune, Mumbai and Hyderabad respectively. All of them delivered within 48 hours of placing order. OTOH, a package from flipkart originating at chennai reached me 4 days after placing order!

I can say that Amazon has trumped FK in turn around time! Their logistics is simply awesome! Not to mention their pricing was better than FK on all three products

Last edited by sagarpadaki : 12th November 2015 at 12:13.
sagarpadaki is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2015, 12:35   #4281
Lij
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 162
Thanked: 99 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Ordered Moto E (4G) from Amazon late Sunday night, delivery day was for Thursday, received on Tuesday itself.

Although being an Amazon fulfilled order, the packing didn't have bubble wrap inside, but no damage to the item,so all good. Also delivering within 50% of the expected delivery time and that too during the peak Diwali season gives a big to Amazon.
Lij is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2015, 19:52   #4282
BHPian
 
TheTeacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Space-Time
Posts: 477
Thanked: 314 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

I ordered 5 items Monday night at 8:30 pm from Amazon. Two were delivered Tuesday at 4 pm (shipped from Cloudtail's Hoskote facility). Two arrived today. The last item is in transit. Talk about fast!
TheTeacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2015, 16:41   #4283
MCR
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Posts: 709
Thanked: 185 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Had Ordered One Plus 2 yesterday (12.11) night @ 10.30 PM. It reached me today (13.11) morning at 10.11 AM. I had selected one day delivery (before 8.00 PM) option during checkout. That's blazing fast!

One the other hand, Product I had ordered on Flipkart (a Washing Machine) also reached me in one day. The seller was WS retail. My experience has been that anything ordered from WS retail has considerably less delivery time.
MCR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2015, 21:03   #4284
Senior - BHPian
 
itwasntme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: BANGALORE
Posts: 2,103
Thanked: 1,145 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Terrible experience with Flipkart w.r.t. a washing machine to be delivered to relatives at Madurai. Ordered, time went by and no sign of delivery. Escalated to customer support to no avail. Then one fine day order is canceled due to courier issues. No sign of refund either. Very disappointing!

Last edited by itwasntme : 13th November 2015 at 21:05. Reason: Autocorrect!
itwasntme is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2015, 21:59   #4285
BHPian
 
johannskaria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MH 03 / KL 08
Posts: 646
Thanked: 1,307 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Tried out ebay offer today.
My dumb luck, bought a 1TB hard drive for 1,300/-
I never have such luck, infact always used to return empty handed at Mi flash sales.

Now hope Ebay delivers.

Name:  Capture12345.jpg
Views: 850
Size:  27.2 KB


BTW also second the faster Amazon delivery comments and the slower Flipkart deliveries.
Add to that Snapdeal have terrible terrible return policy when it comes to furnitures.
Go local or Urban ladder/Pepperfry for your furnitures.

Last edited by johannskaria : 13th November 2015 at 22:02.
johannskaria is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2015, 23:05   #4286
Senior - BHPian
 
ashwin.terminat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,382
Thanked: 1,270 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by johannskaria View Post
My dumb luck, bought a 1TB hard drive for 1,300/-

Now hope Ebay delivers.
Wow. That is one of the sweetest deals every!

Also, the seller has an amazing feedback score of 99.6%, chances are, it'll definitely reach you.

Tell us though, what sale was this?
ashwin.terminat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2015, 23:55   #4287
BHPian
 
johannskaria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MH 03 / KL 08
Posts: 646
Thanked: 1,307 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ashwin.terminat View Post
Wow. That is one of the sweetest deals every!

Also, the seller has an amazing feedback score of 99.6%, chances are, it'll definitely reach you.

Tell us though, what sale was this?
Some 'Ebay buy it or hold' offer.
Just came through it when I was browsing fb
johannskaria is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2015, 08:22   #4288
BHPian
 
techiecal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 104
Thanked: 62 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Recently I had ordered a Philips toaster from Flipkart. I had an option to pay 90/- extra for next day delivery which I did not opt for as I was in no hurry. But, surprise, the Toaster popped up at my doorstep the next day anyway! Sometimes Flipkart surpasses itself.
techiecal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2015, 12:23   #4289
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,930
Thanked: 1,390 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

My wife discovered this gem - www.freshtohome.com. They home deliver fish (and now chicken) in Bangalore from Kochi. Delivery is on D+2. My wife is super-impressed by the quality of their product and the attention to detail in cleaning, cutting and packaging. She wholeheartedly recommends this site to all non-vegetarians.
binand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2015, 18:30   #4290
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,610
Thanked: 6,696 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by binand View Post
. My wife is super-impressed by the quality of their product and the attention to detail in cleaning, cutting and packaging.
Nope. I'm not taking that one online. I'm super-impressed by Ms Vasanthi, who delivers, cuts and cleans our fish. She would fillet it, but I do a better job.
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Online Indian Movie viewing thread phamilyman Shifting gears 11 14th April 2014 15:27
Most ever users online. EDIT : 14,753 online on 8th August, 2011! theragingbull Shifting gears 15 24th September 2010 16:24
My Car shopping satish_appasani The Indian Car Scene 64 17th November 2004 13:33
Shopping for my new car satish_appasani Hatchbacks 24 30th July 2004 16:58


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:39.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks