Save! Save! Save! It is always the word we say when our pockets are almost empty. Saving money is hard most especially when you do not have enough to save. For our money saving tipsBiggest Money Saving Tips for College Students. Read more ... » update, the other month (May) we posted about Group Buying sites in the Philippines and our experience buying vouchers from Megadeals.ph, a Group BuyingGroup Buying Sites Philippine Promo and Hot Deals Online. Read more ... » site in the Philippines.
Just tonight, behind the popularity of one of the most well-known Group Buying site in the Philippines, ensogo, they were facing controversy in one of their online deals. I read the post in PinoyMoneyTalk about the problem in ensogo.com.ph as they are being scamPhilippines Elderly Scammer: Lola Scammer in Ayala, Makati City. Read more ... » for a deal on Hotel accommodation worth P8,999.00 or a 50% discount from the original price of P17, 999.00. (If you want to read the full post, you may go to this page.
PinoyMoneyTalk says we must be aware of any Group Buying sitesGroup Buying Sites Philippine Promo and Hot Deals Online. Read more ... » as they may scam their customers and instead of saving money, you will only spend.
Tips to avoid being scam of the Group Buying sites in the Philippines:
- Do a private research. Find for customers review and look for positive comments and review from the customer.
- Find for a blog or talk to blog owners who already posted about their experiences with any of the Group Buying sites.
- Cross check the Online Promo price found in the Group Buying site with the original price from the advertiser’s website.
- If you see some discrepancy between the prices, then suspect the site is a big scam. You may call their customer service to confirm the price.
- Do not engage in expensive or big amount of online purchases as it is really difficult to take your money back in case you are scammed.
- Do a trial purchase in small amount and when you are satisfied, go for the big deals.
Final Note for this post:
Group Buying sites like ensogo, megadeals.ph, buyanihan, cashpinoy, etc. are only the channels and the deals prices may come from the advertisers and not from the marketing department of these Group Buying sites.
As buyer, you have to be more responsible to avoid any promble.