I am such an avid online shopper, a fact my regular readers know so well by now. Online shopping is just not fun though, all the time. I have had unpleasant experiences once in a while and it has only increased my wisdom as a shopper.
One of the not so pleasant experiences in my online shopping has been with Jaypore.com. It is an online shopping portal for indian/india inspired products. The story and theme of the curated products appealed to me when I chanced upon the website. I really liked the beautiful photography and well-designed products on the website.
After many months of window shopping and browsing at the lovely displayed products, I ordered a pair of earrings. The description of the product said – Hand painted Silver earrings and since I liked the image of the product, I promptly ordered them om COD.
The product arrived within a week (as per shipping time provided by the vendor) and it was packaged very nicely. However, when I examined the product closely, I found that the earrings were not hand painted but the image which I loved so much on the website was a actually a cheap print!! It was a mass produced, badly printed pair of earrings. See, my shipping order from the website below:-
And see what I got!! So, this is not a mistake by the company. It is a deliberate cheating as they are themselves writing its hand painted and selling printed product instead.
Just to compare, my actual hand painted earrings wghich I bought from Pushkar at 1/10th the price and the ‘printed’ earrings sold by jaypore.com…..difference is all too clear.
The silver earrings cost me INR 2500, which, had it been handpainted was a reasonable price. But for a cheaply printed pair of earrings, it was a grossly high value!! I felt completely cheated. I wanted to write back to the website, but since I travel so much on work and have a small baby, I neither could find the time nor could drum up the effort to pursue. But atleast, I told my office colleagues and my friends, who always ask me about new online websites, about my experience of shopping from here.
while I still like to go and see their ‘nicely’ photographed products, I amtotally not spending my one penny on getting duped again!!
P.S. This shopping was done almost a year back (or even more).