5 tricks that online stores use to cheat customers
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It is well known that significant discounts and great holiday sales online shopping is not satisfied in order to make nice to customers, and trying to sell stale goods. And this is not the only way to get us to buy some stuff at an inflated price. Marketers knowingly eat their own bread, and on the trading floors on the Internet there are new ways to "divorce" clients.
We often accidentally pushes on the sites where the countdown time of the action, in which act a staggering discounts or offers tempting gifts. To determine that you are deceived in this case is very simple — after a certain period of time, refresh the page and verify that the meter is disingenuous.
This trick relies on the fact that you will not hold out and make emotional, spontaneous purchase. But now you know how to "stop time" and can not panic to see the price of the same product on other websites, read reviews about it and slowly consider the need for the purchase.
With high probability you will find this product without the limited time of the stock elsewhere at a more attractive price. Maybe no one in a decent shop it will not find that too revealing. Reputable companies prefer not to deal with blatant stuff.
It should be clarified that in addition to these tricky promotions, online conduct and real sales counters, which take place in time intervals from 15 minutes to several days. Of course, in this case, the counter works as expected and such a purchase can be considered as one of the good options.
Banner ads announcing the discount of 90%, catches the eye of the network almost daily. Alternatively, you can visit the website and see a red strike-through the old price and the specified number of new, several times below. Especially often such sales we face on the eve of the favorite holidays such as New year, Valentine's Day or March 8.
In such cases, too, should not rush. Compare prices on other websites may open your eyes, but it is important to compare the last price and not the discount amount and the final, for which you propose to purchase. There is a possibility to find the same without discount, but still cheaper.
Such a ploy intended to increase the value of the product in your eyes and play on greed. People are very susceptible to "free", many are rushing to buy the product, do not understand the intricacies of marketing tricks. In Chinese online shops before the holidays especially drive the price, then to make a discount and sell things at their regular price. As it turned out, our sellers are no worse.
As for fantastic discounts, everything is simple. Needless to say that 90% impresses people far more than some 5%. It cannot be denied that there are honest discounts with impressive numbers — so can do large stores, wishing to get rid of last year's collections of clothes or obsolete equipment. But most often it is still deception.
Fraud discounts do not only small online stores with a strange address, but it is a decent site. So before to buy something, hankering for a discount, visit one of our sites-aggregators of their country and compare prices from different vendors.
If the tremendous discount offered by the seller on AliExpress, we recommend you to enter a product name in the search bar. You will receive several price options, among which you should be interested in only the outcome.
On average, it will be the same, but starting from which the discount will be a good indicator of the greed of the seller. Do not forget that the final price of a product may influence significantly the cost of delivery, especially if it is done halfway across the world.
Imagine the situation: you go to AliExpress and see the drill of his dreams, which is one of the sellers two times cheaper than others. To the question about the reason of such generosity the Manager is responsible that all is fair, he just wants the sale to rating on the court. Take a tool that dreaming in the dream and don't be stingy on 5 stars in the reviews.
Of course, people need to believe, but business is business and it is better to check it out. Carefully read the reviews to this position, but at the regular price. Perhaps the seller you he's hiding something and the product is cut in several functions or has more modest quality.
On AliExpress all very ambiguous. You can get a good factory Chinese goods, or — indistinguishable in appearance, but produced in the basement of the left leg at night. Accordingly, prices will vary, and quite significantly.
Before China fake Gucci and Valentino, and continues to do so, but every year in the country is more than those who produces shoddy counterfeit goods more sellable manufacturers. In this "war of brands" often suffers from exactly the buyer.
If you are planning to buy low-cost Chinese smartphone or tablet, then it is likely that some small sellers will offer a gift to the gadget case, protective glass or a set of headphones. But the famous company is unlikely to promise such a seemingly pleasant surprise.
To make sure that you again want to cheat, search the Internet for information about the configuration of the device — it's possible that "gift" and so within. Reputable sellers do not descend so far as to make an accessory out of the box for a gift, so their suggestions sometimes look a little pale.
All, as usual, designed to attract attention and gain at buyer's ostentatious generosity and attention. Freebies — the best tool for impacting on consumers of any products. Such offers are better to ignore, since it is obvious that this business is not serious and the warranty or the service can not count.
You can offer smartphone well-known models, has not yet appeared in the sale in your country, at an insanely bargain price. The seller will claim that all is fair and the machine — not a fake and not "gray" technique, devoid of guarantees and opportunities for service.
What's the catch in this case? It's simple — the usual con artists who use old as the world, but still working trick. Most likely is a store one — day to sell a dozen or two gadgets at a phenomenal price, earn good reviews, and then took advance payment from hundreds or even thousands of customers will vanish into thin air along with ill-gotten millions.
A little over a year ago, on this fraudulent scheme worked Ukrainian online store Like Store. As in the case of the notorious MMM pyramid scheme, the winner turned out only the first client that the company has made a reputation. The organizers of the Scam hit the jackpot and gone, and deceived the buyers never received any of the promised cheap goods, no refund.
Beware — we are trying to cheat at every step. Even in the service sector like repair gadgets can be a victim of crooks, playing on the incompetence and the emotions of the customers.