Online shopping – sharing my experience (Amazon, ebay, Flipkart, Snapdeal, Shopclues and Paytm)

Online retailers are in a great hype in India since past couple of years. International retailers such as Amazon, ebay are getting a stiff competition with Indian retailers Flipkart, Snapdeal and Paytm. some new retailers in line are shopclues, indiatimes shopping and etc..,

My experience:
Back in 2010 I bought my first product from online seller that is a 30X telescope from ebay . Since then I have purchased many products from a size of All-in-one printer to a micro sdcard too myself and helped my friend in ordering for them in all major online retailers. lately I just bought a Micro USB Data Cable – Pack of 2 from ShopClues which is a deal for buy for Rs1!! , the actual price for cable is shown as Rs.899. checkout price total up to Rs.50 including shipping charges as Rs.49. when the shipment arrived without any surprise as expected the product was damn cheap quality.
at shopclues
Be aware of discount and be rational!!

Indian customers are rational that is a known fact and I think many producers and sellers take the advantage of the rational thinking by any of the following strategy.

  • discount (by over pricing the product)
  • save Rs.10 (but also look at the weight of the product!)

In my opinion listing in Flipkart, Snapdeal, Paytm and Amazon are mostly of good quality and reasonable price. In case of listing in shopclues you can come across many cheap quality products but of course at a very cheap price. While ebay is concern it has all kind of products its is up to you in choosing the product and seller. If you choose a good retailer you will get a good quality product too. and In my opinion some products are cheap in ebay when compared to other retailers.
So do your research while buying any product and don’t forget to look up for any coupon code while purchasing that really save you a reasonable amount. 
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