In today’s world, how many people can we say have not been bitten by the online shopping bug? Not many, Khurki would say with confidence.
With all the products staring at you glamorously, it sure is hard to keep the temptation in check.
But caution is mandatory, lest you get cheated and lured into wrong discount offers and false claims.
Do check closely if those heavy discount offers are genuine or not. Also, check out the specification and description of every item before you press that buy now button.
Flipkartis in the face of one such poor practice: Of first jacking up the price of a footwear and then offering it at a discount. An annoyed consumer, Mani Shankar Sen has taken to Facebook about an immoral practice by the retail web portal. He recently uploaded a picture of a woman’s sandal with its MRP printed over it to be Rs 399/- but Flipkart showed it as a discounted item.
There was a slash over the price of Rs 799/- and then Rs 399/- was showed as an after-discount rate. But somehow, the actual item tag revealed the truth of how Flipkart was selling the sandal, where no actual discount existed.
Flipkartfirst offered Mani to look into the matter, then claimed the item to be out of stock and subsequently photoshopped the footwear to remove the original price. The discount offer continues as earlier.
But seriously this pushes them and their name into bad books of general masses. Many social site users are questioning the trust that Flipkart had earned over the years.