ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

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ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

Postby karenmok » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:11 pm

Hello Kiasu Parents,
How kiasu can one get while using these portals?
If I am looking for something (most of the times it is good deals on books and old magazines and household items), I find it tiresome to check on gumtree and then ebay and then qo10 and then amazon and so on.
How can I be more effective? Is there some formula - while looking for x, check gumtree; while looking for y, check ebay etc.
I know certain things for sure - looking for tutors - check gumtree.
What else can you suggest?

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Re: ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:31 pm

karenmok wrote:Hello Kiasu Parents,
How kiasu can one get while using these portals?
If I am looking for something (most of the times it is good deals on books and old magazines and household items), I find it tiresome to check on gumtree and then ebay and then qo10 and then amazon and so on.
How can I be more effective? Is there some formula - while looking for x, check gumtree; while looking for y, check ebay etc.
I know certain things for sure - looking for tutors - check gumtree.
What else can you suggest?


Gumtree for tutors? :yikes: That never crossed my mind before.
I only thought of using Gumtree to sell an aquarium I had, but then there is Carousell.

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Re: ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

Postby Mummyyyy » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:18 pm

I've never thought of using Gumtree for tutors. Haha.
Anyway, I find that Qoo10 seems to have the cheapest options most of the time. So I'll usually go straight to that site.

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Re: ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

Postby sparks » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:20 pm

actually I did get a good n responsible tutor from gumtree for dd last yr but not because I know it was a good platform to find tutors. in fact, I didn't know that either.

why don't you just Google what u r looking for n the platform with the most hits will show? I personally prefer platforms with user ratings n feedback esp ebay n amazon.

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Re: ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

Postby GiftedGem » Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:52 am

My favourite online shopping :-

KSP garage / secondhand books.sg - reference, classic or text books
Groupon - dinning, Swedish massage, UMF manuka honey etc
Qoo10 - casual Shoes, robotic vacuum cleaner, laptop accessories

Hardly used gumtree

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Re: ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

Postby ChiefKiasu » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:10 pm

GiftedGem wrote:My favourite online shopping :-

KSP garage / secondhand books.sg - reference, classic or text books
Groupon - dinning, Swedish massage, UMF manuka honey etc
Qoo10 - casual Shoes, robotic vacuum cleaner, laptop accessories

Hardly used gumtree


Be careful with buying cheap robot vacuum cleaners from Qoo10.sg. I bought one which was shipped in from Korea and it conked out after 2 months. No local warranty. Shipping back to vendor costs a bomb, not even including the hassle involved.

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Re: ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

Postby starlight1968sg » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:12 pm

I have yet to try any online shopping except booking of hotel accommodation in overseas.

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Re: ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

Postby ChiefKiasu » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:18 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:I have yet to try any online shopping except booking of hotel accommodation in overseas.


Do it only if you have someone at home all the time to receive your deliveries :).

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Re: ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

Postby GiftedGem » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:32 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
GiftedGem wrote:My favourite online shopping :-

KSP garage / secondhand books.sg - reference, classic or text books
Groupon - dinning, Swedish massage, UMF manuka honey etc
Qoo10 - casual Shoes, robotic vacuum cleaner, laptop accessories

Hardly used gumtree


Be careful with buying cheap robot vacuum cleaners from Qoo10.sg. I bought one which was shipped in from Korea and it conked out after 2 months. No local warranty. Shipping back to vendor costs a bomb, not even including the hassle involved.


Thanks for the heads up, chief.
Yes, I am aware esp cheap ones. The products are normally made in China. Prior to buying, I would source for active reviews from those who have bought earlier. I had my LG Roboking Dual Eyes 5 mths back and working in great condition and noise level was surprisingly low.

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Re: ebay vs qo10 vs gumtree

Postby kychua » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:32 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
starlight1968sg wrote:I have yet to try any online shopping except booking of hotel accommodation in overseas.


Do it only if you have someone at home all the time to receive your deliveries :).


You can also deliver to office too! That's what I usually do since I in office more than at home...

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