From waist trainers to tech gadgets, makeup brush cleaners to hair growth serums. Wish.com seems to have it all and for the cheapest prices available. You have to ask yourself is wish online shopping safe or a scam?
Wish.com – shopping made fun.
Launching in November of 2011, Wish was created by startup company ContextLogic. Danny Zhang is the chief technology officer, and Peter Szulczewski, CEO are the founders of wish.com
I went online shopping on wish to see if it really is fun AND safe or actually just a scam. Here is what I found when shopping online with wish (dot) com.
WISH ONLINE SHOPPING MADE FUN
I went to the wish login page and created an account using Facebook. My first thoughts were this website is a mess. With random different items at different prices everywhere.
The site seems very all over the place and unarranged, however, you can search for particular items. I’ll admit scrolling through random things can get addictive and wish is right, it’s kind of fun.
THE WISH APP
You will find yourself going a little overboard because everything is so cheap! Especially when using the wish online shopping app. You find yourself scrolling endlessly through the most random items and a lot of them only require you to pay for shipping.
It’s easy to become an impulse buyer thanks to the exceptionally low prices but what you have to keep reminding yourself is that everything adds up!
On any online website, you want to check the reviews to see what others who bought a particular item have to say. This is a good way to see if the item is true to form.
Keep in mind that the reviews are not always real (on any website). Look out for comments like this one. A lady had commented on how amazing a neck massager looked and how accurate it was when I found it to be completely misleading. Be aware of unusual comments like this; it’s not a necklace love.
Whilst I didn’t purchase any clothing from wish myself. I would be extremely careful when purchasing any clothing, especially with the difference in clothing sizing. Keep in mind the clothes will be coming from China and the Chinese sizes differ from Australian sizes.
I would assume there is also very little consistency from product to product, in terms of sizes. This would be partly due to the items coming from a range of different retailers.
WISH ONLINE SHOPPING SAFE OR SCAM?
Would I say wish is a safe website? In regards to trustworthiness, quality, and reliability it’s our job as consumers to do our own research before spending our hard earned money.
There are mixed reviews on wish as a whole, so your best bet is to take the time to read through the customer reviews based on each product. Just remember even after all your research, don’t be surprised if you receive an item and it doesn’t arrive as advertised.
For example, the neck massager I referred to earlier in this post, was not at all what I expected (as you can see in my YouTube video).
Well that was a waste of money.
My overall experience is that you will receive some bargains and some fails. Not everything is represented correctly and some reviews certainly seem fabricated.
I would suggest spending money that you are willing to lose. Which, should be none. You should keep your money hidden away in a sock drawer somewhere, ready for emergencies.