As group buying sites sprout like mushrooms, they have definitely changed how Pinoys shop online, nowadays. ? Who can blame them? Filipinos are penny-wise by nature, always looking for the best deals, sales and discounts on everything. You can buy discounted services, products, vacation packages, gift certificates, food, activities and a whole lot more from these sites.
Without a doubt, group buying websites have invaded the Philippines. Every month, the list of Philippine group buying sites in the country continuously grows.
Then I thought, what made the Philippine market eager with group buying sites?
Perhaps, with the on-going recession felt through-out the world, Philippines not to be excluded, people or buyers are looking for the best bargains that are fun, exciting and budget-friendly at the same time. There are also those who are more on interested in finding new destinations, and discover wide array of selections for products mainly food and gadgets. With the existence of group buying sites in the Philippines, business owners are able to afford advertisement to a broader market. And for consumers they are given a chance to maximize their budget with a very pleasurable offer.
And as a fan of group buying sites and discounts, I have discovered DealSPOT.
Dealspot Philippines has been operational in the group buying Philippine industry since October 2010. Based in Greenhills, San Juan City, DealSpot Philippines is a bunch of internet-savvy, quality shoppers who, like everyone else, wants to experience the best things in life without breaking the bank.
In fact, I got a deal for a special day with my husband, although we haven’t used it yet, but I’ll surely write a review soon.
So, how does DealSpot Philippines works?
At DealSpot Philippines, you can get spot on deals at a fraction of the cost. The DealSpot team created this Pinoy group buying website to give consumers a chance to enjoy life’s treats without spending too much. With this purpose, DealSpot Philippines continues to give out amazing deals from local businesses such as restaurants, wellness centers, bars and many others.
Registered group buyers at Dealspot.PH may avail of group deals by clicking the deal’s Buy button. They will then be taken to the order form where they can set the number of vouchers they wish to buy, the branch where they wish to redeem their purchase and the payment method they prefer. Buyers may name the coupon other than their own. This method is commonly referred to as a gift. The recipient to whom the voucher was named to is the legal owner of the voucher and is the only individual entitled to redeem the purchase.
After the ordering process the buyer will be notified of the sale via email that may also contain additional instructions on how to proceed with the group purchase especially when opting to pay with over the counter or delayed payment methods (e.g. bank, wire transfer, money order, etc.) All orders are subject for review and approval of the Sales Department before coupons/vouchers are issued to the recipients of the same.
Some payment partners of DealSPOT are as follows:
- For Online payments: Master Card, American Express, VISA, JCB, and other verified by VISA
- For ATM and Debit Cards: Allied Bank, Chinabank, Citibank, EastWest Bank, HSBC, Malayan Bank, Maybank, Metrobank, PNB, PhilTrust Bank, PSBank and RCBC (You can check the complete list of their payment partners at the bottom of their page.)
- For Bank Deposit from any Bank to their Accounts: Metrobank, BDO, BPI, and Asia United Bank
Since there was an outburst about the news regarding group buying sites, it’s now important to be cautious and critical of which deals you avail to avoid getting scammed by fake group buying sites. Don’t worry, since DealSpot Philippines is not just another group buying site.
In the event that consumer wasn’t able to use their vouchers or unsatisfied with the results, refunds are welcome at Dealspot.PH provided the reason for the said refund is acceptable and verifiable.
Group buying sites are a great way to save money on “luxuries”. So it’s important that you always have a clear view of your personal finances. If you’re on a tight personal budget, then you should just prioritize your necessities.
For more info:
DealSpot website: http://www.dealspot.ph
DealSpot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DealSPOTPhilippines
I love group buying sites & I love the concept in general. Been buying since few weeks and loving the savings already. Even used some as gifts since, I didn’t have time to go to an actual brick & mortar store. Hahaha!