If you are lucky, you could stumble on good deals. That's the way most of these traders make their money by the way, they buy stuff from alibaba and co, get free shipping and display in their shops claiming they just got back from a shopping spree in China and United Kingdom to justify the inflated prices of their goods. While there are so many benefits that come with online shopping, you cannot completely trust them and these are the reasons why.
1.Your goods may just get missing or stolen before it gets to you especially when you buy in bulk.
2. After purchasing items and waiting for delivery, They may just wake up one morning and announce to you that the item is out of stock, thereby crashing all the plans you already had for yor purchase.
3.Sometimes, what you see is not what you get.
4.Money is taken from your card for a purchase that never went through and reversing the transaction may take some time.
5. You are at risk of it not being in good shape especially when it comes to electronics and when once its been delivered, you can't send it back.
6. Deals that look too good to be true are just that. They are too good to be true!
I had an experience with one of our Nigerian online stores (name withheld so I do not spoil market for them). I was just looking through their website, minding my own business when I saw a waist trainer on sale for
That's just one of so many instances. I've heard other people's experiences of how they've lost so much money when something goes wrong. This is not to discourage anyone from shopping online but just to remind us to exercise caution when doing these kind of transactions.
Have a lovely weekend y'all!