The Internet and social media have been buzzing with pictures of ‘what I ordered vs what I got. We are in an era of Internet shopping. The good thing about online shopping is that you can order what you want and have it delivered to you right at your doorstep, but the most downside of it is that items may not look like how they seem online when they arrive.
Common reasons why this happens may be due to different body types or different camera screen colors. But how do you avoid been tricked into this trap?
Just shop in the store
If possible go ahead and buy what you need from the store. Most of these stores allow you to try before you buy and easily return if you do not like the purchased items.
Measure before you order
Most of the websites have size guides, try to use them, check to see if the sizes align with yours before you make that payment.
Reviews are your best friend. Read the reviews of previous buyers, scan through their photo attachment of the product you intend to purchase. Be aware of reviews that are of personal opinion rather than the product. Not all reviews are actually true reflections of products or services.
Contact the seller and threaten them with a return and refund
I have used this technique in some cases and it works. If I think the product is shady, I would simply contact the seller and tell them, ‘please if this product is not actually what it looks like when I get it, I will surely be returning and requesting my full refund and also would be leaving a review to let other customers know how horrible your product is, so please don’t waste my time and yours. Just let me know how it is.’ In this instance, the seller wouldn’t want to rubbish their business with notice of you pre-warning them and then will have no option but to tell you how it is.
Zoom in to see the material
Zoom in works. Tap the screen and zoom in to that cloth to view the material and the seams and see if it suits your taste.
Some clothes are not to be shopped online
Let us be real, If you are to buy a wedding dress or outfit for a big occasion then It is better to see it and try it on before buying. You shouldn’t risk clicking and shopping online for big occasion wear and if it doesn’t go well, you may mess everything up for your big day.
Suspect the price tag
If the price is too good then it’s too good to be true! A lot of these online stores are popular for copying clothes on popular people and advertising with pictures of original products for a cheaper price, If you are gullible enough to purchase it, you then become a victim of pure knock-off. If an item looks a value of 500 and you are been asked to pay 150 for it then you should definitely know that something is wrong.
Buy your fit
Ever heard the popular phrase, ‘You bought the cloth, but not the body?’ Here it is, make sure the cloth you are buying suit your body size and type. Sound off in the comment below and let me know how else you think we can avoid this online shopping scam.Follow Me On Social Media