This is the first time I have done online shopping. I have never tried this before because of the fear of theft and fraud. From lots of exploring and advice by some friends and beauty bloggers I finally decided to give this a try. If you are careful enough to know about the authenticity of the website and read the terms and regulations well you will not fall into wrong hands.
So I made this purchase from souq.com! I did have my doubts when I saw the huge price tags for some products which were available locally at a cheaper price. So I was comparing prices here and there before making up my mind. So if you are planning to buy from souq.com, keep this in mind.
I was on the lookout for a good body brush when I stumbled upon this site selling one of the best dry brushes in the world. It is from Elemis and was priced at AED 169. In their main website also it was priced the same. This product was not available locally so I thought I would go for it. I chose the option ‘payment on delivery’. I know…I was still a little bit nervous on doing card payment. To do payment on delivery they charged extra AED 12 for shipping and AED 4 for delivery. If you choose the Paypal method, the shipping charges are free.
I made my purchase on 22nd October 2013. I received a mail confirming my order and mentioned it would take 5-9 working days for the product to get to me! It totally cost me AED 185. On 29th morning (7th day after I made my order) I received a mail that my order has been shipped and same day afternoon I got a message on my mobile from Courier(Aramex) that my parcel has arrived. All I was to do now was to give them my correct address and preferred time of delivery.
Next day I received my parcel and did my payment. I was really excited and happy to have successfully done my first internet shopping and couldn’t wait to rip open the package. I was really impressed with the packaging. Outside it had a plastic cover with ‘souq.com’ labeled on it.
Until next time! Bubye!!