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So Has Anyone Bought Anything From Those Online Shopping Sites?

So has anyone bought anything from those online shopping sites such as Groupon, Ensogo, and Deal Grocer? I have an account on all three but I haven't pulled the trigger on anything yet. Any reminders I need to keep in mind when buying items from these sites?

In general, I'd like to hear the experiences of those who had bought items, vacation packages, and basically from those who had availed the services of these social-shopping sites. What was your experience like? Was the item bought worth it and did it live up to the reviews that were given in their respective sites? Aside from the disclaimers that they have in their terms and conditions, what sort of thing should I expect or watch out for? I'm thinking of buying only small items at first just to see and gauge how each social-shopping sites operates. Would love to hear the thoughts of my fellow PPers out there.

Chime in please.

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bestwriter wrote on August 15, 2014, 10:34 PM

Most of my shopping is through eBay and sometimes through Amazon. Have had quite a bit of success and satisfaction.

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on August 15, 2014, 10:38 PM

not a member on any but I do online shopping for clothes, gadgets and others from private sellers and also from Lazada.

princessnova wrote on August 16, 2014, 12:53 AM

Yes, I always buy from Ensogo and Metrodeal but only small items. And from trusted merchants only.

BarbRad wrote on August 16, 2014, 1:21 AM

I don't shop with any of those sites. I prefer to buy used merchandise when I can, and I don't have time for all the shopping around. If I can't get it locally, I usually shop Amazon.

MegL wrote on August 16, 2014, 3:12 AM

My daughter and her husband got a groupon voucher for a hotel deal and they were very pleased with it, though I have heard some horror stories.

astraldreamer wrote on August 16, 2014, 7:23 AM

no but i have used wowcher before, that was quite straighforward.

SandraLynn wrote on August 16, 2014, 8:22 AM

I've purchased from groupon but I was at my nail salon person's nail salon (don't quote the writer who said THAT, please) when I did it. She said, "hey, I'm running a special on groupon, you should grab it." So I did. It was SWEET. I was able to get the coupon right from the phone, sign up was simple, and I haven't been bombarded since with emails offering blah blah blah (they do send offers, just not annoyingly so...) The others I'm not familiar with. I do shop online for other things but stick with Amazon mostly. :)

Tuffy06 wrote on August 16, 2014, 9:10 AM

Actually, I did buy at least one product from the three sites and to others. It is quite addicting at times because they do have great deals that are hard to resist. :)

Tuffy06 wrote on August 16, 2014, 9:11 AM

I usually buy food, restaurant, or hotel accommodation deals. So far, I have been satisfied with all of them. I haven't tried the vacation package. It's too risky.

paigea wrote on August 16, 2014, 10:21 AM

I haven't shopped on those particular sites, but I do shop online. I use businesses I know. Like the Bay, Chapters, The Shopping Chanel,

Ellis wrote on August 16, 2014, 3:40 PM

Not from any of those sites but I have shopped online...

Tuffy06 wrote on August 18, 2014, 1:46 AM

Just to add...I just heard from the news that Cash Cash Pinoy (one of the Online Shopping Sites here) were reported selling fake branded bags and smartphones. We really should be careful in purchasing online.

allen0187 wrote on August 18, 2014, 9:09 AM

Never bought anything from Amazon. Bought a couple of items from eBay myself.

allen0187 wrote on August 18, 2014, 9:10 AM

I'm familiar with Lazada but I haven't bought anything from that site. No experience with private sellers.

allen0187 wrote on August 18, 2014, 9:12 AM

What sort of items have you bought princessnova ? Have you tried getting any of their travel and hotel deals?

allen0187 wrote on August 18, 2014, 9:25 AM

No experience with Amazon. I buy used merchandise as well in yard sales and thrift stores.

MaggieD wrote on August 20, 2014, 9:14 PM

I bought a case for my phone on ebay.