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Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Laxmi, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Laxmi

    Laxmi Administrator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Dear IL'ites,

    Many of us would like to save more money, faster. If you are in that camp, then we have something useful for you.

    Our community has always been about helping each other. What if we can help each other save money too? And have a lot of fun doing so?

    As more online shopping sites come up, each of them have their own sales, discounts, coupons etc. As a result we will be able to find online prices in some stores that are well below their typical advertised price. But it takes a bit of effort to figure that out.

    We can help each other save money by sharing lowest price alerts, coupons, sales offers, best bargains, shopping tips and more. And this forum could be the place for that.

    As a first step, go ahead and watch this forum.

    Then start a discussion or two. Who knows, the one you start might get a lot of interest from the community.Please come back here and update the threads that you have started.

    Over time, we can build a vibrant group of smart shoppers here. Active participation by all of you is what will help us get there.

    P. S - Actions for you.
    Watch this forum
     
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  2. Laxmi

    Laxmi Administrator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    yeah more than promoting the e commerce business, it is all about smart shopping where we could pool our collective intelligence and deal hunting hacks to get the best product at the most reasonable price.
     
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    Laxmi Administrator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Dear ILites,
    started watching this forum? If yes, let the whole world know about it...

    @meepre @SathyaVivek
    did you get to see this thread, hope you share interesting thoughts, ideas of yours.
    Started watching this forum?
     
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    SathyaVivek Senior IL'ite

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    Hi,
    Thanks for tagging me. I am not sure if I can help with other e-commerce websites but Amazon , yes for sure as I check out for deals almost every day.

    I am partially biased towards Amazon because of their customer service. Have had very bad experience in getting a replacement for our secondary television from flipkart. The total experience was a nightmare.

    But with Amazon, so far it has been so easy.
    I can definitely post the good deals not just from Amazon but from other e-commerce sites as and when I find them.

    Good initiative. It would be good and more interactive if people start asking for opinions if they are looking to buy something.

    Depending on their requirements we can suggest two or three good deals.
     
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    meepre Gold IL'ite

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    Thanks for looping me. I surely will let know of any deals I come across. I usually use shoppirate website to know about deals and to get coupons. This has worked for me India, not sure how much it works in other countries. If anyone has used it can give your reviews as well. Thanks. Happy saving.
     
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    DhanalakshmiTG Bronze IL'ite

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    Myself refer some coupons website before doing recharge or shopping. Coupondunia, freekaamaal and savemyrupee. We can able to find best deals almost from all categories. Check it.
     
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    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    I recently shopped for a fridge.i narrowed on to what i wnated in measurements(because i have a space for a fridge that can only accomodate upto certain size.) and capacity.

    Visited stores and narrowed on models and listened to all the sales pitch and asked for their best price(you will be surprised that there is such a margin in between wht the manufacturer site shows online and the retailer.). Two stores of the same chain will have different rates.

    Ex. I needed a printer and i was visiting croma. And i wanted that printee and the guy at anna nagar said he did not have stock of it roght now but tnagar branch had 2 after he checked inventory. When i went to tnagar the sales guy was trying to offload a costlier one and i patiently listend to everything and asked him to get me this model. He said he does not have stock. I told him i just have a confirmed data that they have 2 no in their stors and would they kindly get me one.lol it was a sight. I hate to do it but i don't have to suffer for hiking someone's comission

    After that i took off the shopping idea off my chart for a couple of weeks to decide if i really need it immediately.

    And well went to a direct dealer showroom and got a great deal. Almost 12k less than the manufacturer's price.
    But again go to dealers who are not in the main markets like anna nagar tnagar and so.

    I got wonderful deals for ac too.

    And buy acs in winter and heaters in summer and the deals are sweeter.
    And do read up on the product and specs. An educated customer gets a good bargain.

    (Not sure if this is ahopping tip but hope it helps)
     
  8. Laxmi

    Laxmi Administrator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    @SathyaVivek
    yes true Amazon customer service is at a higher level than Flipkart when it comes to return.
    It would be great if you could post low price alerts on products that would interest our women audience.

    @meepre
    shoppirate seems to be an interesting deal hunting site. Have you used any of the coupon codes from this site, if yes please share your shopping experience.
     
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    Laxmi Administrator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    @DhanalakshmiTG
    yes have heard about coupon dunia, yes it is a good site for getting shopping coupons. Thanks for sharing the other ones as well.

    @Shanvy

    that was real smart shopping and wish I was there too to see the sales person's reaction. :tonguewink:
    Totally agree about the awareness these days the shoppers need to have. BTW did you get your ac online or from retail chain?
     
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    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    I don't buy electronics or appliances online @Laxmi it was from the brand dealer.and got free delivery and installation along with booster stabiliser.

    My online buying is from flipkart bookadda ravibookhouse for books. Suchitras kopykitab for my dd. Zivame and enamor for lingerie. Khadinaturals for khadi personal care products. And yes i do keep a watch on offers and mostly get mailers in my inbox.

    I got some nice colorful bedspreads and cushion covers from flipkart and they were real good.i have marked the seller for future ref.

    I used to place orders with nallakeerai for millets and vegges. Now i get it over phone from a store close by. They stock nallakeerai products.

    As for regular groceries i go with my wholesaler shop closeby. I get what i need at wholesale prices.works economical. And buying in bulk in our climate is a risk. So no offers in groceries tempt me.
     
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