One of the Leading bloggers community and my extended family “BlogAdda” were running a campaign for Quikr where you get a chance to buy a product up to Rs.5000 on Quikr.com and share your journey on your Blog and then get reimbursed too.
This is really one of its kind initiative by Blogadda who have been doing amazing blogger outreach and engagement programs.This is another feather in their hat.
The timings of this activity was perfect as i was looking to buy a new lenses for my DSLR camera and grabbed on to this opportunity by blogadda and Quikr.I have always sold things on Quikr ,but this the first time i am gonna buy something from Quikr.As i landed on the home page, the first thing is there is a big pop up showcasing their new TV Ad.I would just avoid it and i prefer no hindrance when i am shopping:P ,So my advance is to keep it as a separate pop-up that isn’t blocking the homepage and i am not forced to watch it.Though i have seen the AD already on TV and we pretty impressed by their Tagline “BUYER AUR SELLER KA PERFECT MATCHMAKER”
I have used the app earlier on my android phone, so i decided to use the laptop instead to browse for the lens.The first thing is you need to login/register to sell or buy based on your location and category.As i already had an account,logged in directly and then used the search feature which is pretty accurate and also navigated through the category listing.Quikr has a direct link to the advertisements which highlights products inside the camera accessories section.
Couple of listings below,found my kind of lens which is 70-300 mm Tamron lens for nikon DSLR for Rs 4,900 which would be a perfect buy for my budget.There were lot of posts about lots of lens on sale but they were mostly out of my budget as I was looking for it around Rs.5000.This advertisement said it was just a month old and hardly used and perfectly fits my budget too.It was located in 100 ft road in Indiranagar Bangalore which is in the same area as my work place.There is a mobile verified symbol next to the ad which denotes if the seller mobile number is verified.All i need to do is click on the reply button and submit my details which is sent to the seller and i could also reach out to the seller.
Here is the link of the Category on Quikr. Quikr Camera Accesories
I spoke to the seller and the process was as easy as A,B,C.We agreed on a common place to meet and have a look at the product and close the deal.I immediately headed to his place as I didn’t want to lose out such an amazing offer on Quikr. I met the seller Abhilash at starBucks which is located in and he was waiting for me to showcase the camera lens.The product was well packed and i had a look at the lens to make sure its all perfectly fine and also had taken my DSLR camera to try it out and i did try out clicking some pics and was satisfied with the lens and was quite contented that i had made the right choice and it was a perfect deal. showed me the phone along with all the accessories and I was quite satisfied by the phone specifications which fit my requirements.I tried bargaining with Abhilash for the lens to Rs 4,500,but he was not ready to negotiate as he bought it at an higher cost and was selling it as he just got a new camera too.I didn’t wanna skip the deal as the same lens was available on flipkart for Rs 9,500 and i am getting 1 month old lens for almost half the price which is a steal and I paid him cash immediately and we shook on the deal! I was really pleased with the purchase so immediately came home and clicked some pictures and checked out the macro features of the lens and just loved it.
The whole experience was just flawless and transparent that i am sure ,i would be using it more frequently now,not only to sell but also buy products.As people say, marriages are made in heaven,Buyers aur sellers are made in Quikr.The highlights of the flow of purchasing the product is the way of contacting the seller with ease and also searching the product in a jiffy.
I am amazed by the way technology has advanced to make ad listings digital and felt nostalgic of looking through ad-mags 10 years back to buy 2nd hand products by looking at the ads.Things have changed a lot and Quikr has changed the way people buy or sell their products.
Thanks a lot to BlogAdda and Quikr for the Quikr Free Shopping Fiesta because of which I was able to procure a lens at half the cost that is available on flipkart. Here is a screenshot of how the product looked on the Quikr site!My recommendations is get a makeover of your house, all everything old and buy everything new at lesser cost.This is the future of shopping or the next Generation E-Garage Sale.