July 31, 2013 | 2 comments so far - join the discussion!
Gosh, I take a long time to show my face sometimes. But it’s not because I don’t want to, but it’s because I’m such a lazy blogger. As you blog for longer, somehow you can just become a lazy lazy blogger. You think you’ve already talked about everything possible, so somehow.. you drag out each blog post. haha. #excuses
Todays topic is interesting lah. I promise you. It’s more about… online shopping. Who doesn’t like online shopping?
I think at the moment, I probably buy 5x more online than in shops. It’s super easy to buy things online because it does not require you to “walk around”, then “think about it”, then “think about the price”.
It’s as simple as “Add to Cart” and “Check Measurement Chart“. And even most of the time, I don’t do the latter. You’d think the most important thing in online shopping is for you to know all your measurements!!
This is why… I find one thing quite important for online stores. Must have a return policy. Keep that in mind.
Now, let’s go onto the review.
I came across Tobi.com when I was Facebooking. I believe Tobi has a very large network on Facebook. It’s one of those websites where it is highly socially connected, so you are able to “like” an item and it will share it to your facebook friends. I believe it also shows the items you’ve “clicked” on, but ofcourse that could probably be just a Setting you can turn off.
Anyhoo, what I’m trying to say with the above, is that the concept of being so socially connected is great… depending on how active you like to be on Facebook. For me, I don’t mind too much!
Now, once you connect your Tobi to your Facebook, you actually get a hefty 50% off!!!! They allow this ONCE PER PERSON and they can monitor it by checking whether you’ve already activated it on your “Facebook” account. Most people (I’m hoping) only have one Facebook profile so their monitoring system actually works! I doubt anyone will create a second Facebook just to get 50% off their order.
I would probably rate the online store:
Prices are quite cheap – obviously depending on what you’re buying but there are loads of sales on the site and you also get the 50% off first purchases.
Shipping is heck slow but free over US$150 (or US$10 if under $150) . HOWEVER, you do risk not even being able to receive your package because of the horrible shipping!! The customer service is a 8/10 I would say because I got my refund back within 2 business days after notifying them I had not received my parcel and requested a refund!
The only reason I reduced the score for customer service is because CS could have resent my package rather than pushing me to get a refund!! You can watch the video for more info on my experience!
Quality – you will also need to watch my video as I talk about each item!
Have you purchased from Tobi before? What were your experiences?
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