If It’s Too Good To Be True…

How does that saying go “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”

There are many times in life we come across things that just seem too good to be true. Recently I was looking to upgrade my phone, I have been with Bell for years so I thought let’s see what they can do. Well I could get an iPhone 8 with 3 gigs for $100/month. I went next door to Rogers and I could get an iPhone 10 with 5 gigs PLUS a free tablet with an unlimited line for the same price plus they would give me a corporate rate. Walked back to Bell to see what they would do. The employee told me “well I’d go with them, we can’t do anything like that. But what’s the catch, is the tablet really free?”

So after, 7+ years with Bell, I said “Bye-Bye” and I’m now with Rogers. I lucked out because it was a Black Friday deal, but Bell wasn’t doing anything to keep me as a customer.

So it ended well for me, but with so many ads popping up on our Facebook feeds, on Instagram it can be hard not to fall for some “great” deals. https://www.wish.com/ is notorious for having ads with amazing deals and what people receive is totally different. I’m not going to lie, I’ve had some laughs at other people’s misfortune.

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My sister fell for a “great” deal. She ordered 4 bathing suits online, and they fit a child. I often tell her to review these websites before purchasing but apparently she needed to learn the hard way.

I do love to shop online, and so far I have been fortunate to have had great luck with items, usually because I stick to Amazon.

Have you fallen for a “great” deal? What was it?

Share your #shoppingfail

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6 thoughts on “If It’s Too Good To Be True…

  1. Your comments about Wish made me laugh. I luckily ordered something from wish and was pleasantly surprised. But the same cannot be said for friends of mine. I’m all about Amazon and will read the comments and reviews constantly because of course the seller is going to say “it’s amazing, great quality” blah blah blah…but is it really? Ask the people who paid the money!

  2. I have encountered these situations online ALL the time! Online shopping is tricky, you can get a product exactly like the picture you wanted or garbage. It has made me more careful about what I see on the internet to check reviews and ratings. Consumers should always do their research beforehand! Better to be safe than sorry!

  3. Oh, I have been played for a sucker many-a-time by Facebook adverts. I always say “At that price, if it is garbage it’s no big deal.” and it’s always been garbage. Always. I think they rely on people having that mentality. We all love a good deal and if it’s a really good deal we just go for it and take the risk.

    Now I don’t play around. It’s Amazon or nothing. There are definitely some amazing deals out there because they can make cheap products in other countries and then ship them to you, but you definitely need to buy from a reliable source. Amazon is the one, hands down.

  4. Yes, you are right there are big fails out there. I usually check reviews before purchasing. That’s how I was able to score a great dress for new years eve this year. I saved a lot of money this way. But you have to be careful.
    Even with Amazon I had a few fails there as well. If a product doesn’t have any reviews I don’t buy it, I got burnt too often.
    Great blog topic!

  5. This made me laugh. I’m now with Videotron because Bell refused to play nice. Once we switched, they called and said “oh please, come back. We’ll match.” I said no. If you don’t want to keep me after I had called multiple times to say “I’m going . . . what can you do” and only believe me when I make the switch not worth it!
    That all said, I live in fear of ordering something that is not actually what I think I’m getting. I admit I stick to the brands I know, and do my research if it is one I don’t. Clothing is always hit and miss, lord knows on the sizing!
    Great blog topic!

  6. I love this post because I could not agree more. I don’t know what the exact numbers would be, but absolutely the majority of ads you see on the internet, whether it’s Facebook or otherwise, is completely bogus. No different than fake news that we see inundated throughout the internet. If you see an ad for something that looks amazing and a great deal, there’s probably a catch. I learned my lesson the hard way with AliExpress. Fortunately, it was not a major investment for me to be upset about, but the item I received was a joke compared to what they were advertising. And I know people don’t want to conform to conglomerates like Amazon, but at least with a company like that, you are going to get what you we’re supposed to get, and if you don’t, they have an excellent return / refund policy. Personally, I live on Amazon, anything I could ever need is basically on there, and I trust them much more than some random ad that would pop up somewhere.

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