This is my sister telling her first purchase experience at the same time review of Kimstore (Kim.com.ph) an online gadget store base in the Philippines.
This is my first ever experience on purchasing a gadget online. My friend and I decided to buy a new smart phone within P20,000 – P24,000 budget. We first search online to look for an android phone having the best specification suitable for our needs. After several hours, we both agree to buy HTC Sensation XE with beats Audio packed with i- Beats earphones.
Lunchtime of Saturday, we decided to visit malls to do some canvassing unluckily, we cannot find a store that would sell us the unit using credit card at cheaper price and even if we bought it in cash it will still cost around P27,000 – P29,000. Back home we search for online gadget stores based in the Philippines and we found Kimstore as one of the legitimate online gadget store under multiply.com. We browse the site and saw the unit we wanted for only P22,800 and at 0 percent interest rates on credit card. So we decided to buy on Monday because they do not have office on weekends.
Monday morning, we ask kimstore if they have stock of the unit luckily they have. We also asked if we could buy the gadget on half cash half credit card basis and they said yes so we agreed. First, my friend made a multiply account because the transaction will go through Multiply. After receiving the sales invoice through her email, my friend send scanned copy of her 2 valid IDs and credit card (last four digits covered for security purposes). We still had to wait long hours for Multiply’s confirmation on our purchase before Kimstore could release the item. At around 6pm of the same day we received text message from Kimstore confirming that we can now get the item we then rushed to their office near our place. We first presented the printed sales invoice then checked the unit before giving the remaining balance of P12,800 in cash.
Our experience was OK though, we felt nervous since it is our first time to buy online and would have to wait all day to receive the unit. Can you imagine we purchased on Monday morning and we got the item at around 6pm. What we do not like is the long waiting hours due to multiply’s payment confirmation system… What we like about them is they allow half cash half credit card payment scheme. They also entertain customers even after office hours.
For those who want to know, Kimstore is a legitimate online gadget store in the Philippines. They offer high quality gadgets at an affordable price (lower compared to malls).