What’s your take on Online/Showroom Shopping?

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 earlier one lasted for two years)

Power Men's N-Walk Hush Running & Power Men's N Walk Calm Trekking - ShoesBoth from Bata Showroom in Mumbai (Maharashtra) as there was a discount of Rs. 500 on each pair of shoes.

Since childhood Bata is personal favourite because of three reasons:

1. its 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 I paid at 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.

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

Few days back, I thought of 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.

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 arise automatically – Online/Showroom shopping? Which one is better?

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

HUSH PUPPIES Brown Flip Flops For Men – I purchased 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 showroom, I will surely check Online first. The journey continues..

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 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 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, online product price check is utmost important. Amazon must be selling at lesser price. The day is not far when you think of a product and it is available online with lesser price in-comparison with showroom price.

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

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