What’s Your Take on Online/Showroom Shopping?

Power Men's N-Walk Hush Running & Power Men's N Walk Calm Trekking - Shoes

Recently, I purchased two shoes:

  1. POWER Grey Lifestyle Shoes For Men and 2. POWER Grey Walking Shoes For Men.

(This is the second time I purchased – POWER Grey Walking Shoes For Men as the earlier one lasted for two years)

Both from Bata Showroom in Mumbai (Maharashtra) as there was a discount of Rs. 500 on each pair of shoes.

Since childhood Bata is a personal favourite because of three reasons:

1. it’s since ages.

2. products are cheap & durable – best for daily use.

3. Bata stores are present in all the metros/cities/towns in India.

Anyway, now the question is: How much do I pay at the Bata showroom?

POWER Grey Lifestyle Shoes For Men – Original Price was Rs. 2,499 – after discount – Rs. 1,999.

POWER Grey Walking Shoes For Men – Original Price was Rs. 1,999 – after discount – Rs. 1,499.

The total amount paid at Bata showroom – Rs. 3502 (including Rs. 4 for paper carry bag)

A few days back, I thought of an Online price check for the above-said products and the result was somewhat amazing.

POWER Grey Lifestyle Shoes For Men also known as Power Men’s N-Walk Hush Running Shoes – Rs. 1,447.

POWER Grey Walking Shoes For Men also known as Power Men’s N Walk Calm Trekking Shoes – Rs. 1,800.

The total amount if I purchased online would be – Rs. 3,247.

Saving will be Rs. 255 (excluding paper carry bag and conveyance charges to visit showroom).

The question arises automatically – Online/Showroom shopping? Which one is better?

Hush Puppies is a recent favourite because as per experience I find their product – qualitative and durable.

HUSH PUPPIES Brown Flip Flops For Men – I purchased a few years back for Rs. 999/- it lasted for 2 years. And as per good experience with HUSH PUPPIES, I recently purchased – HUSH PUPPIES Blue Chappals For Men for Rs. 1499.

Now again the question:

How much Online price for HUSH PUPPIES Brown Flip Flops For Men also known as Hush Puppies Men’s Hawaii Thong.

Rs. 800.

Again saving will be Rs. 199 (excluding paper carry bag and conveyance charges) if I had purchased online.

Recently, I purchased HUSH PUPPIES Blue Chappals For Men for Rs. 1499 but Online (also known as Hush Puppies Men’s Mandy Flip Flops Thong Sandals) available at a price of – Rs. 1126.

Again Rs. 373 saving (excluding paper carry bag and conveyance charges).

Now I want to know from readers – What’s your take on Online/Showroom Shopping? Your preference?

If you ask: I will say – Next time before visiting the showroom, I will surely check Online first.

Update

I have also purchased BATA Brown Sandals For Men about six months back.

Till-date it is durable and I like it wearing but what is amazing is the online price.

I don’t remember the price I paid at Bata showroom six months back so today (13.01.2021), I checked the price at Bata website and the price for BATA Brown Sandals For Men is INR 799/-.

And when I checked the Amazon website about the same product known as BATA Men’s Thar Fisherman Sandals – The price is Rs. 600.

That means Rs. 199 saving.

I am not happy with showroom prices in-comparison with online prices because if I calculate how much more I have paid at the showroom in one year, it will be: Rs. 255 + Rs. 199 + Rs. 373 + Rs. 199 – Total Rs. 1,026.

Again a thought: Before visiting a branded showroom, an online product price check is of utmost important. Amazon must be selling at a lesser price. The day is not far when you think of a product and it is available online at a lesser price in comparison with the showroom price.

The question: Why the reputed company is not providing products at a lesser price (specially in-comparison with online lesser price availability) at their own official website, I am unable to understand.