I always fascinate with the idea of online shopping where I can save my time and energy to get dress, go out, instead just a few clicks I can get what I want. Most importantly, things are limited, special and cheaper than what we find in the store.
So as a newbie, although did not try it directly, I always have my friend helping me when come to this kind of things. But, it always ended up a bad experience.
First, I bought a wash, cut, treatment and dye voucher together with my friends in groupon
. But after the payment, we called to make appointment for our visit, the phone number can't called through. We tried many times but still no answer. So we decided to call groupon
to know what's wrong with the saloon and get other number stated in the voucher. The service of the person in phone(maybe that time it was still a new company but no excuse for that) was terrible, he seems like not willing to entertain us, the "little kid"(as that time we were still young and don't really know how to communicate better in English*not that now is good but at least better than the younger us*) and just perfunctory us. ZZZZZZZ so bad service and we don't want to talk more to him!
So after some time we got another number and call again for booking yet nobody answer it. Luckily the saloon located near to one of our friend's house, so we asked her to help us to do the booking. Finally, she made the booking and we got our time slot on the saloon. When we reach there, we was in a state of surprise. Surprise of what we saw in the pictures in groupon was totally different than what we saw there. Doom
. It looks like a transgender(no offence) saloon and the chemical smells was worse than other saloon I had been before. OH MY GOD
. We don't dare to do anything hair cutting and dying, ended up we got only treatment. Okay, that was really a scary experiences we don't want to encounter anymore.
After that incident, I always fear and paranoid to online shopping. But the online shopping wave was too popular that a famous China web shopping, TaoBao.com
had made me fallen into online shopping. What I like in the website is which they always offer new and interesting things. I bought twice from there, through my friends which they helped me to settle all the transaction. Much less hassle as I just need to pay my friend and they just settle everything for me.
The goods were somehow okay cause I know the limitation of online shopping and I should not expect the best from the site. But the 1st time I bought TaoBao
from the agent, the delivery fees cost more than I expected
and I felt frustrated cos it should not be that heavy of the things I bought. Fine, you can't taken back after you paid for the things so I had to pay the super expensive delivery fees. Is okay
, I told myself, it was my fault for choosing that agent which I didn't do much research for the delivery fees. FINE
Then the second time to order TaoBao
, I became more cautious and do a lot of research on the delivery fees of the agent. Turned out the 2nd time shopping was a pleasant one and the speed of delivery was faster than I imagine(cause the 1st one used almost 2 months to arrive but this used 2 weeks to arrive)
. Wooohooooo! I was much satisfied for the service and speed so I might be back again for this agent.
The forth time of online shopping was quite okay too, it was my friend's birthday and we wanted to have a meal with her. They saw a discounted lunch in a cafe through livingsocial.com
I forgotten what was the reason it ended up me to pay first, but the transaction was a success
. I still remember I was so afraid into online shopping when I clicked any buttons, I always read carefully to avoid any mistake. After successful buying it, I straight away told one of my friend and told her how fun was online shopping. Haha such an idiot when I think back. So the third time of online shopping convince me that it is not that bad.
The fifth time, which happened yesterday, I bought something from groupon.com
. I was nervous yet excited of the whole new thing. Is okay, I done it before, so the procedure was almost the same as livingsocial.com.
Until the last button I clicked, it said successful. Wooohoooooo!
Another success of online shopping...........................................................
Until I received an email, it stated not successful and the bank had deducted my money.
I was like WTFFFFFFF??!!!
So, I quickly checked my bank status and the saving really gone lesser. I called the bank immediately to ask what happened but they told me I should call groupon
instead. Cause the money had deducted and the problem was what happened in between groupon
and the dealer. Fine, fine, fine
. I called groupon
to check my status of the goods. But it turned out to be successful. I doubted so I asked again and the person in the phone said IT WAS SUCCESSFUL
. You heard me, IT WAS SUCCESSFUL
. Fine, fine, fine. Maybe the email had gone wrong and I had confirmed from both party that the money had paid and groupon
said it was a success transaction. Fine, I just have to stop being paranoid
Instead, today I checked my status in groupon
again, it said NOT SUCCESSFUL??!!!!
WT$&;*^%!$*_*^%#@!$FFFFFFFFFF IS GOING ON??!!!! How come the status changed???!!!!
Okay I thought I just called my bank again and tell them about my problem and get my money back. I don't want to buy that thing anymore just give me back my money!!!! This is really wasting my phone call's money and spoiling my mood!!!! I felt tremendously disappointed and I don't want to argue anything. JUST GIVE ME BACK MY MONEY.
I did not call my bank immediately after I found out the status, I took my sweet time to do other things and when it was 4pm, I know I must make the call(cos the bank operates until 4.30pm). Okay fine. I tell myself again why don't I check my status again? So, the next thing I was logging into groupon again and see the status.
WHAT THEEE ARE YOU KIDDING ME AGAIN WHY THE STATUS KEEP CHANGING??!!!
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU. I can't tahan already must call groupon to confirm again!!!
So I called groupon
again. You know, my hostel line is suck-til-the-max so I had called in for 2 times but they hang up on me cos the line was so bad, they can't really hear me(and I barely hear them too). The 3rd time I sat on my roomate's place and called again. Tu-tu.... Tu-tu.. wow the sound much more clearer and I can called in like FINALLY. I talked to the person in charge about my status and she checked for me. She said IT WAS SUCCESSFUL. Are you guys playing with me why keep giving me true false alarm??!!!
I insisted was she sure about it??? She said the previous was unsuccessful but now successful again. OMGGGGGGG I feel like smacking and cursing!!!! Feels like being dumbfounding!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Until I get the goods in my hand, Imma going to check my groupon status EVERYDAY to make sure everything is fine!(Fuuu it is wasting my time and energy!)
Moral of the story: I don't know whether you experience the same as me or different, but I can tell I am not going to buy anything through website anymore I don't want to put myself in a position of this! I "pay" more than the price that it should be zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz NOT CONVENIENT AT ALL!!!!