I am talking about the app called "WISH".
Not sure what anyone else has seen or experienced in the past week or so, but there is something absolutely crazy happening on WISH.
Well, in the past week there have been numerous items selling for $1 USD + $1 Shipping/postage.
Sounds too good to be true, right!
So I sent the customer support department a message and they replied to me that I was merely covering shipping costs and that it is all OK.
So I went ahead and ordered a bundle of items.
With each order that had any of these items listed for $1+$1 postage I had to order an item that was listed at the usual prices.
Figured that isn't much of a problem, after all, there are dozens of items that I have purchased at $1 + $1.
What a bargain, right.
Mannnnnn, can't complain about any of that can I!!!!!!!
Well, on all of those items it was listed that 'the items could get refunded as a result of the seller not being able to fulfill the order' (limited stock blahh blahhhh).
I figured that was all OK, nothing wrong with that either. Right!
Then last night the phone stared doing its "PING" sound over and over again. The one saying that I have a message on my WISH app and then another one that I received an email (from Pay Pal).
My item was processed, my item was refunded and the refunds went ahead one by one.
So from all the items that I ordered only the ones that were not on sale were not refunded.
Now, I would not have an issue with any of this, except for the following facts:
When I purchased the items, my $ AUD were converted to $ USD. Which comes at a fee, likewise on the way back from USD to AUD when refunded.
Then there is the conversion ratios, I lost $0.02 AUD per $1 USD, as the trading prices on the markets went that a way over the few days that WISH was holding my money for the items that I thought I was actually buying.
Plus to make things even more interesting, I used up some of my "customer loyalty bonuses" that I get in the form of a % discount.
So yeah, I even used up my discount "vouchers" on purchases that were big but ended up being minute.
What a waste that was! As I keep those for the "bigger" purchases. After all, every dollar counts!
So now I tried a new approach, to see just how far this "scammy sale" is WISHing to go.
I ordered 1 item at $1+$1 and 1 regular priced item.
To see if that too will be treated the same way as the ones from before.
Although, I did that already, but I figured that it could be "the date of purchase" at question, so I did only one purchase today for only 1 sale item + 1 regular priced item.
Waiting to see what happens.
However, from what I see, if I am one of many millions of people who got this "sale" made available to them, WISH has potentially made multi millions of dollars just in the "exchange rates" and boosted its "sales" up through the roof, making its marketing campaign as one of if not THE most used merchant site/app.
YET IT IS ALL FAKE!
THE FIGURES ARE ALL FAKE!
I will be fair and state that I NEVER had any issues with Wish to date.
If something didn't arrive or if it was faulty, no problems they refunded it.
A few times I didn't complain about little things, after all one usually gets what one pays for and the prices on WISH, well, they do represent the quality of many items that are offered via that app.
BE WARNED ABOUT THIS "SALE"
I tried it out, you can too!
But after my experiences, I dare say you should be very careful with it.
So far so good as far as "refunds" go, but with the above complaints that I listed.
& yes, the old saying of "If it looks too good to be true then it probably is too good to be true" is more than applicable here.
Luckily I have my wall here on Steem to get all this out of my system and to share this experience with others, so that others don't go through it all too!
Wish everyone a great weekend,