Sunday, May 26, 2013

{{Review}}: Sg Best Buy World



Heya people~

As requested, today's gonna be a review on Sg Best Buy World.

This is basically a site catered to residents of Singapore. It offers skincare, cosmetics, fragrances and other products at a discounted rate from regular retail pricing.  It also sells products that are "gift-with-purchase" you normally get for free from departmental stores when your purchases are of a certain amount.

I have bought from Sg BBW 4 times, surfed around the site for awhile and I find it's about time to review about them. I mainly bought perfumes from them.

As usual, this will be done in a "point form" manner to make my review as objective as possible.

The good:
1. Excellent delivery service
Yes, Sg BBW's delivery service is great! I must admit, I've only purchased online from 3 online stores (Zalora, Naruko and this) and Sg BBW's delivery beats Zalora hands down! From their site, you can see how their delivery schedule works, but typically you will get it 1-2 days after ordering. This applies for BOTH cash-on-delivery and online payment. Remember my long waiting time for Zalora orders? This doesn't happen with Sg BBW.

Plus, I find my encounters with their delivery men to be very pleasant. They're (pretty) friendly people who'd wait for me to inspect my items before payment (I only trust cash-on-delivery option). I think I had the same delivery man for 2-3 orders and he's amused by the things I ordered - perfumes (one bottle would have exceeded the minimum spending amount for free delivery).

2. Products are relatively new
Before purchasing anything on the site, you can email them to check out the date of manufacture. Typically I think their makeup/skincare will be sold as long as it is within 2-3 years of their D.O.M whereas for fragrances I've been told by them it's 5 years.

3. Offers are attractive
Yeap, sometimes BBW has offers that are unbeatable elsewhere. I've noticed this applies especially for high end mass-market perfumes. I bought my Acqua di Gioia from them at $69.50 while at shoplets the cheapest I've seen is $85. Yay savings!
Plus, they tend to have seasonal offers that lower prices of their goods further! If you have the patience and the time, it'd be good to hang around on the site for awhile and see if your favourite item will be priced even lower for a limited time! Alternatively, sign up for their newsletter.

4. Prompt answers to inquiries
Frustrated when businesses take forever to reply to you ? BBW's staff usually respond within 24 hours, which is great!

5. Testers for sale
Like many non-authorised retail stores, BBW offers the sale of "tester" merchandise. This is great for perfumes if you're the kind to use and toss a perfume bottle.


The not so good:
1. Lacking in good English command
Okay, this is definitely not atrocious English we're talking about here. But, it may cause discomfort to those who are extremely particular about good grammar.

2. Prices are cheap, compared to online stores
Surf around the net for fairly established online stores in Singapore and I think BBW's products are competitively priced.
However, it is honestly not difficult to get cheaper products offline in stores. For example, BBW has the habit of selling the gift-with-purchase deals. I have seen a bag selling at $36 on BBW and the same bag selling at Bonjour Cosmetics for $16. Also, I've bought L'eau Par Kenzo offline at $36.90 from Beauty Language and $26 from Venus Beauty (30ml) which BBW sells for $39. I think this is to compensate for its delivery service. You honestly have to shop around to get the best deals.

3. Method for storage of products is unknown
I've honestly no idea how BBW stores their product. If stored in a hot room and exposed to sunlight, this may cause cosmetics and perfumes to spoil quickly. So far, though, I've had no issues.

4. "No return" policy
I'm upset with BBW's no return, no refund policy unless the product is spoilt/damaged upon delivery. This means if you purchased something wrongly you cannot change it, EVEN if it's brand new. So, you'd have to make sure what you buy is really what you want.

5. Limited stocks
If you like something, you better buy it fast because many items go out of stock quickly and they don't know when the new stocks would (if ever) arrive.
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In conclusion, I think Sg Best Buy World is a convenient site to grab items that are priced cheaper than actual retail stores. So far I have a positive opinion of this site, especially with their lovely delivery service.

Have you bought stuff from Sg Best Buy World? What's your experience? I'd love to know!

-That Whimsical Blogger~

1 comment:

  1. Outlet Stores and malls are here to provide you Best Buy location for buying the product at discount. You buy all the product factory store locator only on one location all the malls location are here walmart, nike, apple walgreens etc...

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