How reliable are the pricings of online stores?There is change in the ways people shop. From the road corner kirana or provision shop we are slowly switching our loyalty to online stores.
In many ways online stores are serving us in a better way as they are delivering at our door step and some of them are also having excellent return policies. In this age of internet and digitization, online stores are there to stay for a long time in the market and that also very successfully.
I have observed that for some of the items these stores are showing hefty discounts sometimes to the tune of 70-80%. It is not understood how they are doing that. Going in the deep, I found that they are increasing the MRP significantly and then decreasing the prices after discount so that they come to that as compared to the local physical market or sometimes even lower than that.
The gullible customers are very happy to buy at such a high discount and feel satisfied. So, it is basically a business gimmick by these big stores. Have you encountered such a thing when you buy from these stores? Please share your views.