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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th February 2017, 12:39   #5251
BHPian
 
theredliner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Bengalooru
Posts: 479
Thanked: 787 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dry Ice View Post
That's the norm these days. FK,Amazon all seem to have silently withdrawn their 30-days return policy. What's worse with Amazon is they expect you to get a DOA certificate from the company's service center if you get a defective product! Happened with a colleague and he finally sold the device on olx for a loss. I have altogether stopped buying anything more than a few hundred bucks online. It just isn't worth the risk anymore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by itwasntme View Post
I agree - very very sneaky and restrictive change. I advise everyone to very carefully study the following page before spending thousands on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.in/gp/help/custome...deId=201149900

Thanks for the information. Those are some seriously unacceptable policices. It's a shame how even the supposedly 'world class' customer centric company shows its dirty side where the customer friendly laws are non-existent.

I guess its bye-bye online shopping for me for anything worth more than 1k, esp. electronic items. I guess shopping on good old eBay is better.

Last edited by theredliner : 27th February 2017 at 12:42.
theredliner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th February 2017, 12:53   #5252
BHPian
 
jaaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Earth
Posts: 379
Thanked: 136 Times
Default

In terms of Electronic items, Mobiles etc., Flipkart is better. They don't ask you to go to the Service Centre, rather send a product specialist to your Home or Office.

Lenovo and Amazon played a Cat and Mouse game with me. Lenovo doesn't issue DOA and Amazon wants it. The product was MOTO.
jaaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2017, 16:08   #5253
Distinguished - BHPian
 
drmohitg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Delhi
Posts: 4,456
Thanked: 3,562 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Not sure if this is the right place to share my query but here goes.

I have listed my Sunny for sale on OLX. I have got an identical message from 3 different people now over the span of last 3-4 days, matching my asking price and asking for my contact details for further discussion. The first time I shared my contact details but no one called after that. The second and third time I have asked them to mail me instead or give me their number so that I can call. My question is regarding safety of my phone number and contact details. Is it safe to share them over olx? I am pretty sure now that this is some sort of scam/spam messages since all 3 messages are exactly identical word to word but only sent by a different person each time. What will one achieve by doing so? Also how do you sell your car online without sharing your details once a person shows interest in your vehicle?
drmohitg is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2017, 17:04   #5254
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,729
Thanked: 6,941 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

I bought a new torch (Nitecore SRT3) from Lightmen a few days ago, then placed a further order for the relevant charger and a spare battery. I spoke to the guy (yes, I think it is a small company, in the best way) on the phone before ordering to confirm that my chosen model did not come with battery. He recommended the battery to buy, but neither of us thought of chargers. Anyway, I'd still rate them for personal service with a smile --- in the form of a handwritten card with each order. And, by the way, I love the torch, but now I have the desire to buy more high-price LED stuff; at least one more torch for the car. Also: Amazed at within-24-hours door-to-door Hyderabad to Chennai.

Bought a car cover from Thp Covers (post (Dupont Tyvek car covers, worth it ?)). They quoted 20 days delivery and it arrived in four.

Now for a wait and see... Anyone hear ever tried Massdrop? I first heard of it from audio fora, but have found it strangely untempting. Today, though, I fell for iFixit Universal Bit Kit. The total, including the outrageous delivery charge, is about the same as iFixit's RRP. Let us hope that it arrives without undue delay, damage or customs charges.

Ohmygod, I just spent US$100 on screwdrivers!
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2017, 17:05   #5255
Senior - BHPian
 
mayankk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 4,079
Thanked: 3,326 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drmohitg View Post
Not sure if this is the right place to share my query but here goes.
--------snip----- without sharing your details once a person shows interest in your vehicle?
What does the message say? Quikr olx have done templates for people to send. Typically people use those.

Edit:Corrected.
Same message, then it might auto portals trying to get through.

Last edited by mayankk : 4th March 2017 at 17:11.
mayankk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2017, 17:09   #5256
Distinguished - BHPian
 
drmohitg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Delhi
Posts: 4,456
Thanked: 3,562 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by mayankk View Post
What does the baggage say? Quikr olx have done templates for people to send. Typically people use those.
What is a baggage? These are not templates as all 3 messages quoted the exact same price. They are identical messages.
drmohitg is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2017, 20:12   #5257
BHPian
 
Shivanshu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Ghaziabad
Posts: 196
Thanked: 253 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Any reviews about www.dx.com - just came across it and was finding the price quite good for some deals. Has anyone used it before? Reviews on it would be really appreciated. Thank you.
Shivanshu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2017, 14:31   #5258
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Thad E Ginathom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 7,729
Thanked: 6,941 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thad E Ginathom View Post
Now for a wait and see... Anyone hear ever tried Massdrop?
I'm amazed to see that I got credited for two referrals! Must be something in that link that registers that it was I who was logged in, I guess. Anyway, happy shopping! No personal gain was expected or intended but cheers

Always been a gadget lover. In my childhood there was something called Innovations catalogue that used to arrive in the post regularly. I greeted it with enthusiasm, but usually found it disappointing. Massdrop is much the same. It looks as if it should be full of things that fill me with desire, but actually... isn't. Also, very much made for the American market, which reflects in the despatch charges.

For anyone interested in torches, I posted a review of my Nitecore SRT3 here on (Best outdoor torchlight / flashlight / torch).
Thad E Ginathom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2017, 00:00   #5259
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 655
Thanked: 312 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shivanshu View Post
Any reviews about www.dx.com - just came across it and was finding the price quite good for some deals. Has anyone used it before? Reviews on it would be really appreciated. Thank you.
DealExtreme or dx is reliable. I have used it a few times and found it to be more reliable and easier to use than Aliexpress although the selection is lesser. Their goods ship from Singapore
Mortis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2017, 00:23   #5260
BHPian
 
Shivanshu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Ghaziabad
Posts: 196
Thanked: 253 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortis View Post
DealExtreme or dx is reliable. I have used it a few times and found it to be more reliable and easier to use than Aliexpress although the selection is lesser. Their goods ship from Singapore
Thank you for the info, do they deliver the product or they take time like Aliexpress?
Shivanshu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2017, 07:04   #5261
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,518
Thanked: 3,982 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by drmohitg View Post
I have listed my Sunny for sale on OLX. I have got an identical message from 3 different people .. . Is it safe to share them over olx?
@Dr Mohit, sharing your number on olx should not be a problem. There must be a way to contact each other. However, in this case, the concern would be the messages, and matching your asking price. Looks fishy.

On another note, related to sharing numbers: We dont know how much of our information is already out there. We keep hearing of sale of personal information regularly. Compared to that, this is almost nothing.
condor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2017, 07:17   #5262
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,930
Thanked: 1,391 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by drmohitg View Post
My question is regarding safety of my phone number and contact details. Is it safe to share them over olx?
Why risk it? You can get a pre-paid SIM for about a hundred rupees, activated within a few hours - use one such.

There have been scams where people who list vehicles on online portals have been cheated out of them. The scamsters take the vehicle for a test drive, and never return. Have heard of many instances in Bangalore.

The one time I sold a vehicle, I just drove it into a Maruti True Value store. A few thousands less than the street price, but a lot safer. See if an established used car dealership in your city works for you (at least, have them do an assessment).
binand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2017, 09:28   #5263
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: NA
Posts: 253
Thanked: 203 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Hello Guys,
my parcel is stuck in Mumbai customs. No status update after 24th Feb.
It's a watch from Hongkong through EMS valued at $50.
Any idea about further details as in how much time will it take more?
In case of customs duty, how do i pay, whether i pay the time of delivery at home or in advance in mumbai?
this is my 1st order from abroad.

below are the tracking details:
Attached Images
 
Nicky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2017, 10:04   #5264
Distinguished - BHPian
 
condor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Speed-brkr City
Posts: 10,518
Thanked: 3,982 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicky View Post
my parcel is stuck in Mumbai customs. No status update after 24th Feb.

Any idea about further details as in how much time will it take more?
Suggest to just wait it out a littl more. If a duty has to be paid, you will get a notice with details on where/ how to pay. Dont hurry, and try to quicken the delivery.
condor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2017, 10:42   #5265
Senior - BHPian
 
audioholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BengaLuru
Posts: 3,140
Thanked: 4,573 Times
Default Re: The Online Shopping Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicky View Post
Hello Guys,
my parcel is stuck in Mumbai customs. No status update after 24th Feb.
It's a watch from Hongkong through EMS valued at $50.
Any idea about further details as in how much time will it take more?
In case of customs duty, how do i pay, whether i pay the time of delivery at home or in advance in mumbai?
this is my 1st order from abroad.

below are the tracking details:

Wait for at least 10-15 working days before you raise a complaint. Usually thats how many days they take to clear stuff. Surprisingly, I had ordered an action camera shipped through netherlands post and this time, Bangalore customs cleared it within a day. Not sure why they are so unreliable. Maybe it is because of the loads or depends upon their mood.
Quote:
2/26/2017 6:11:00 PM
Netherlands (the) AMSTERDAM E INTERNATIONAL MAIL Insert item into bag (Otb) Air MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

2/28/2017 11:20:00 AM Netherlands (the) AMSTERDAM E INTERNATIONAL MAIL Send item abroad (EDI-received) Air MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

3/1/2017 12:37:07 PM India MUMBAI AIR Receive item at office of exchange (Inb) Air MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

3/1/2017 4:58:31 PM India MUMBAI AIR Transfer from office of exchange (Inb) Air CED BANGALORE

3/4/2017 2:08:28 PM India BANGALORE SUB FGN POST Send item to domestic location (Inb) Air CRC BANGLORE STG TD

3/6/2017 9:24:59 AM India BSK II STAGE Send item out for physical delivery (Inb) Air MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE

3/6/2017 4:16:59 PM India BSK II STAGE Deliver item (Inb) Air MUMBAI AIRPORT SORTING OFFICE
Worst case you dont get it, raise a complaint in pgportal.gov.in or tweet the department of posts. There is a discrimination done by customs between EMS and the private services. Gati, DHL clear customs within no time and they dont even mention in their status about customs clearance. Though DHL does charge you extra processing fees in case customs duty is paid, GATI has not charged me a single penny till date. When it comes to EMS like China post, HK Post etc, they seem to be given the last priority and cleared as and when they wish to.

And regarding customs duty, if there is anything to be paid, the postman comes with a receipt indicating the amount and the processing fees which is payable to the postman. Hence, no worries of having to visit the customs office personally. On the other hand, the customs duty calculation is again flawed. I have been charged customs duty once for the same product, and during a repeat order there was no duty charged, though it was the same identical product with same invoice value. Totally absurd system.

Last edited by audioholic : 9th March 2017 at 10:45.
audioholic 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 00:05.

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