This is a review of the Chinese online shopping website buyincoins.com. It is a great online shopping portal that lets you buy DIRECTLY from China at ZERO SHIPPING FEE and UNBELIEVABLY LOW PRICES. The variety is so huge, there is definitely something for everyone. If I have to summarize my shopping experience with them, I would say 'Very Professional' and 'Zero Risk.'
Though it is too late to buy Christmas gifts from them, it is still a good time to avail some amazing discounts.
No matter how big or small is your order, there is no limitation of a minimum shopping amount. The quality of most products is amazing and you literally get everything dirt cheap... it completely justifies its name ... BUY IN COINS.
BuyinCoins.com describes itself as a professional electronics online website, but actually they sell a HUGE variety of products from electronics, jewelery, Jewelery tools, pet supplies, home and gardening, makeup, apparel, kids clothes, toys and what not. It took me 5 days to completely browse the website before placing an order.
Many renowned websites selling Jewelry and Gadgets at high prices actually buy from them and then resell at huge margins.
When you hover your mouse on one Menu, you see a sub menu. Sometimes all items are not listed under that. Click on the menu button and you will see the entire list of categories there. Else use the search button.
REGISTERING TO THE SITE:
Registering is just like any other online shopping site. Write "gaganpreet" in the recommender box while creating your account and get 5% discount on your total bill on first order. Existing customers can like their Facebook page and get their 5% discount coupon under 'Fans Special Deals', which they can apply at the time of checkout.
They also give you a $0.1 discount on every additional quantity in your cart. I don't know how it works, but I got close to $2 discount automatically applied on my total bill for that too, besides the 5% recommender discount I have mentioned above.
Like most international businesses, you need to have a Paypal account to shop from them. Anyone who owns a debit or credit card or uses internet banking can open a Paypal account. It is very easy and hardly takes any time.
After opening a Paypal account, you will need to verify your card/bank. When you click on the verification link in your Paypal account, Paypal charges $1.95 to your card or bank. You see a transaction ID for that in your bank/card statement. Enter that transaction ID in your Paypal account and you get verified.vOnce verified, Paypal immediately returns that $1.95 to your account/card.
When I verified, my bank immediately sent me a transaction email, that also had the Paypal transaction code, and I could verify in just 2 minutes.
Paypal makes your online shopping safe because if you do not receive your items or receive damaged items, you can dispute for a refund within 45 days of making the payment.
SHIPPING IS FREE:
- Orders equal to or above US$30 automatically qualify for registered post/EMS through China or Hong Kong post. You get a tracking code for these.
- Orders below US$30 are shipped free through normal China or Hong Kong post. Expected delivery time is higher for unregistered parcels.
- If your order is below US$30 and you want express shipping with tracking code, choose 'Express Shipping' at checkout. A $1.95 fee will be added to total bill.
- Most orders reach safely even without tracking code, but sometimes they get lost too. It is better to pay $1.95 for registered shipping even if your order is small. It is every bit worth it.
- They keep you informed at every step. You get an email once your order is packed, then when it is sent to the post office and finally when it is shipped.
- Once shipped, you can also see a picture of your parcel in your buyincoins.com account.
To know how to track your order and complete shipping details, please read their Shipping Policy here. Even though it says they do not ship to Africa, Italy and India, they do ship to India.
SOME IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE SHOPPING WITH BUYINCOINS.COM
Buyincoins.com has several warehouses. If all your ordered items are not available at one warehouse, they may split your order into different packets and each will be shipped separately. They do NOT inform you beforehand.
So even if you have paid for or you qualify for (order <$30) registered shipping, only the first packet will be sent through registered post. The remaining packets from the split order are sent through normal post.
To avoid this situation, immediately after placing the order, open a ticket with customer care writing "PLEASE DO NOT SPLIT MY ORDER. I CAN WAIT. I WANT TO RECEIVE EVERYTHING IN ONE PACKET." To open a ticket, click on Menu>>My Account >> Order History>> 'View' next to Order number >> 'Message to BuyinCoins' link in top left or Envelope button in bottom left toolbar.
COMMUNICATION WITH CUSTOMER CARE: Customer care is really polite but you need to be very patient with them. They understand only easy English sentences. You get reply only once in 24 hours.
BEWARE OF DUPES: While most of the products are extremely good quality, you will also find some famous products you may have seen on TV but it could be a duplicate of that. Just read the description very carefully till the end. There are customer reviews available for each item, in different languages. Just copy paste the review in Google Translator and read before ordering any item. It really helps.
I could not believe my eyes when I received my parcel on the 10th day (I was not expecting it before a month). The quality of 90% of items was amazing. God job buyincoins. Honestly, I never expected such quality from China. I had ordered jewelry, accessories, a vanity pouch, a wallet, a science toy and a few other items (no makeup). Every thing was securely bubble wrapped. One ring broke on the way. I wrote to them and they immediately refunded for it.
|The only item that got broken in transit|
Even though I did not receive all my products, I am very happy with my safe shopping experience with them and definitely recommend this site to everyone. My order was split dispatched. I only received the packet with the tracking code, rest of the items never reached me. I disputed through Paypal on the 45th day of payment and buyincoins.com refunded every penny for lost items, without any fuss! Their Facebook Help Desk guy helped me a lot and answered every single query of mine with patience.
This is why I would recommend this site to everyone for a safe and happy shopping experience at amazing unbelievable prices.
I do not write haul posts on my blog. If you want to see pics of other items I ordered, let me know and I will post on the Facebook Page.
At this time they may be loaded with orders because it is year end, but if you order now, you should get it by Valentine's day for your loved ones :)