Okay, so this post is more of a cautionary tale:

I recently heard about a cool app called “Wish”. They tote themselves as being a completely new and fun way to shop. Here’s the basic idea: you tell the app (or website) what your preferences are and then it supplies you with deals on those types of products or services. Then as you shop, the application’s algorithms pick up on what you like and offer you more stuff based on your buying preferences.

But here’s the bottom line as far as I’m concerned:

  • At the time of this review, Wish.com had an “F” rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • The customer reviews are overwhelmingly negative on each and every website I checked out.
  • Complaints ranged from extremely slow shipping times, false advertising – the product shown was entirely different than what they received, and unauthorized transactions just to name a few
  • The products are cheap. Many customers compared the products to cheap “made-in-China” type trinkets.

I’m giving the app the benefit of doubt. Here’s what I mean: I signed up and got a “free” gift. I chose a nice looking tie. I guess we’ll see what I get in a couple days…or weeks.

For now, be wary my bargain-hunting friends.

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