I did a search and couldn’t find that I mentioned this right before we lost the internet, so I’m hoping this is new information from you. You’ve probably heard of the Wish app, where you shop vendors at really low prices, pay almost an even amount for shipping, and wait a long time to get these little packages from China. I learned about another app, Joom, that has no shipping charges and their items have been a lot better quality than most Wish ones, so far, in my opinion.
Now, I know some are going to be like “seriously, Christmas shopping in September?! That’s going too far!”. Stay with me here though. For $30 I got a bunch of stocking stuffers (which have some of my best purchases for people usually). Then try to forget about it and the packages slowly come in. Due to the massive delays, I’d advise you check it out as soon as possible if you’re interested in some interesting, cost effective little items!
I do have a few bits of advise though. One, the sizes are usually incredibly off on the clothing, so read reviews or may the odds be with you. Two, use the app if possible – the website is much harder to navigate in my opinion. In addition, the app immediately checks that you want to pay in US dollars instead of other currencies, so it’s a LOT less frustrating. Three, if you’re considering makeup, see if there is a screenshot or list of ingredients, because knock offs sometimes have some bad chemicals mixed in, so just be aware (goes for any outlet type shopping).
They even have a section where you can enter a lottery for select items for that day, to get them for just $0.10, with the caveat that you need to do a photograph-containing review on the item. I haven’t won all week, but I’m noticing that I kind of set myself up for loss anyway. I was selecting items that a lot of people were in the raffle for, so I’m watching that number of other entries more now. We’ll see if I might get a fun and wild wig or piece of jewelry this way. *laugh*
So, I definitely recommend you at least take a look and see if anything appeals to you. I even found a bunch of business items that are really inspiring me (unfortunately the most inspiring item is not here and it’s been almost two months – see, that’s why you need to order early!). The only really bad side I’ve found so far is that it’s incredibly addictive. That thrill of getting a great deal is almost nonstop, especially with “item of the hour” flash sales with things for $1 or such. *grin* Hopefully this will help some people have a more cost effective holiday while still having lots of fun (check out the Harry Potter alloy wands if you have a Potterhead to shop for; looks so pretty but is a phenomenal price!).
This is definitely one of my favorite apps. Makes for a rather random blog post, but that’s what makes me interesting, right? *laugh* Who knows what the next one will be about, but for now, happy pampering (and shopping!)! 🙂