Just read about this article in The New Paper online and I got a little worked up.
Do you believe I was once scammed by a seller on qoo10.sg?
I'm not sure if anyone of you does online shopping, or rather i believe most of you have at least experienced shopping online once right?
So what exactly happened is that, a year ago, I chanced upon a seller selling an inspired Anna Sui Mirror hand-phone casing on qoo10.sg. Scrolling and looking through the page, and it slowly caught my eye because I was thinking of getting something for my sister-in law's birthday, and this was definitely a good gift, I thought to myself.
So I look through and even browses the review page by customers and the other important information of the seller as to where he/she is located, and it was all perfectly fine. So I decided to order (1 as a birthday gift for my sis-in law and the other 2 for myself :) )and pay for it.
(It's standard procedure to pay and they'll proceed with the shipment and all.)
2 weeks passed..., a month passed...., no news!
I went to check back on my qoo10.sg account to see if there's any Qpost by the seller (notifying the buyer of the item statues). However, I was very shocked that it changes from 'on delivery' to 'Delivered' (on delivery means its reaching you soon, delivered means you as the buyer has received your item).
But...No! I didn't receive any of it at all!
And the shock of my life was when I tried to go to the seller's page to get his/her email or contact, qoo10.sg prompted a message and stated that the product and seller I'm looking for is either out of stock or is no longer available anymore. The whole page was gone, no seller news, nothing!
Worse was when I tried to claim receipt from qoo10.sg, they said that I was late to do so because claiming of receipt has to be within 7 Days after the notification turned 'Delivered'.
So when did it turned 'delivered'??
No one knows...
It costs me around S$60+- to get this lesson learnt!
not much but it's still money!
And I hope the seller uses the money for good and not for bad. *argh...hmmppff*
Okay back to the topic,
Here's what I read on the article and find it useful for all of us:
Cosmetics and skincare..
Etude house products..
Power-banks for my android and iPhone :)
If you do have any ways to prevent from getting scam, do share with me in the comment box below! :)
The New Paper: http://www.tnp.sg/content/shipment-mix-beware-online-scam