Ghumakkar is too a victim to the wine called 'Shopping'
|Qvendo @ IndiBlogger: Luxury at its best!|
With an active-account on Bazee.com of yesteryears aka eBay since 2004, Yebhi, MyDala (since its first deal), Snapdeal, Brandmile, Fashion&You, Flipkart, Infibeam, HS18 and many such other online-shops, I believe and sure of being an Online-shop freak! In fact in my office too, I work as a part-time consultant to newbies on site-selection, fetching deal and as an example that you can even buy shorts on open online shop without trying it in the closed trial room!
When Indiblogger came up with this new contest-cum-launch party of Qvendo-The Luxury private Shopping Club, I geared up (!) for a post for three reasons – I love shopping, haven’t been part of Indiblogger contests for a long time, and last-and-surely-the-best for a taste of real-luxury items :P
Qvendo, name itself attracted me! A friend told me about his experience of Vijay Mallya’s luxury mall, where he spent a few hours roaming without recognizing a single brand. He never shared with me what he bought there. Well, similar was my feeling when I learnt this Qvendo, strangely tempting! (Someone please confirm its pronunciation, isn't it 'Kve-N-Do')
Before I go ahead with my luxury-shopping list worth
Rs 50,000 Rs 75,000, I must write about the way I go with and my expectations from an online shop. As, I told I have been into online shopping since 2004, but I actually got active in last 3years with the advent of best in the class online shops which not only provide best deal but also safe and secure delivery. So, secure-transaction/delivery and deal aka price are simply the two things that I first look on an e-shop. Most of the times I am sure about what I am to buy, otherwise I buy what is tempting me the most. Here then comes the variety, more options a shop offers, more I am lured to strike a deal. Fourth is shipping charges. I don’t know why exactly, but I don’t like to pay for shipping! On eBay the criteria I mostly use to sort out the best deal is ‘Lowest price+shipping’. Final criteria is promptness of customer care, if you are not answering my very first mail, not able to pick the call; you are losing me and surely my recommendations, which may not have a great voice but do influence the circle of guys around me. To sum up - security on transaction/delivery, price, variety, shipping and customer care - are the things which decide my willingness to do the deal.
Now me on Qvendo. First thing, telling again, I got attracted towards the name itself. With the cases like Skagen, Mont Blanc and easily Lieutenant, I am sceptical if howsoever I’ll pronunciate – would it be the correct way!? Well, it’s my third on-invitation shopping club, and also the second that I joined through Indiblogger. I created an id using Indiblogger’s invitation, and had a quick look to the site.
On my parameters, I found it all-perfect except that shipping charge. Going one by one, site is certified secure (Wirecard AG, Germany’s leading international payment gateway), deals are definitely lucrative, to the e-shop’s credit – I found and liked the variety it offers. I didn't get into Contact us – so no comment on that, but as it appears on web-based recos it seems good enough. Delivery time is fantastic – when most of the shop-clubs ask for 30-40 days of delivery time, Qvendo promises to deliver within 9-10 days that too when it’s an international FedEx dispatch.
All said, how will I spend the prize money of this contest (surely, if I win ;))? I am not very much into online apparel-shopping, mostly because whatever they quote, sizes vary across brands. Same goes true with shoes. I am also not in Perfume thing too. So, though I haven’t got a range of watches and glasses, I do love to have more then a few in my collection. If not available, I won’t mind to spend the bounty on some Dolce & Gaban or Armani jeanswear or so, few inches here or there, who can deny these loevables in his wardrobe! *shy* And, if it’s all about browsing through available catalogue and list the items, it would include a Tommy Hilfiger Purse Black, Hamlet Derby Shoe Vintage Grey, and a Porsche Design Purse Cognac. With their latest catalog on Sale, here's my Shopping cart, well within Rs. 50,000/-, which I will soon update... :)
Well, when the festival season is just starting, wouldn't it be a great fun shopping Internationa Luxury at almost throwaway prices?
Just one last thing, get indulged---it's shopping and hell-addictive...
(This post is a participating entry at IndiBlogger's Qvendo Contest, to vote for me you may click here or Like it on FB here.)