So, is Wish a live-saver or a nightmare? Something in between. Here is my quick review and some basics to make sure you don’t end up getting something you didn’t bargain for.
The upside is that you will find lots of legitimate bargains. I have ordered several items, including a light-up star pillow that changes colors, a full set of Simpsons plushes, and these very pretty fake diamond earrings. Clothing is the hit-or-miss option but if you have some pointers, that can even be a win.
Step one: Download the app. It’s free to download and takes all of 2 minutes.
Step two: Keyword search for the item you’re hoping to find. If you don’t have anything you’re looking for in particular, just check out the “Trending” page and see what might be a good value for what you’re hoping to find. I found some great shorts that have lace overlay and look adorable on for around $6. Make sure you tab through all the images listed, to make sure there aren’t little kids wearing what you think might fit a grown woman. Also, there may be an image with different colors of what is offered, and they may have numbers assigned to them. Take note of the numbers.
Step three: Make your selections and add them to your basket. There are drop down menus that we have all come to love for convenience sake.
Step four: Adjust your idea of how long anything takes to arrive at your house.
Step five: Ignore what the shipping arrival date expectation is. Seriously. Don’t believe anything it says.
Step six: Pay for your goods. Pay attention to the expected shipping cost, which can seem arbitrary. You may have a basket full of goodies and the shipping is the same cost of the items. Just think about how much of a value it is, including the cost of shipping. You can pay right out of your PayPal or from Facebook payments and that makes me happy. It’s super simple and it will draft out of your PayPal balance or from your bank account that’s attached to it. This is great for serious laziness to order a $1 pair or fake earrings.
Step 7: Forget that your ordered anything so that when something arrives it’s like Santa came to your house. It makes the fact that the shipping is completely wonky and can be anything from a few days, to a couple weeks.
Of the half dozen items I have ordered, only one didn’t live up to expectations. I would recommend sizing up at least a size and sometimes two depending on customer reviews of clothing. I’ve been really happy with the purchase of a faux-pro (Go Pro style camera) with waterproof housing. My son loves it and you’ll probably be seeing his movie antics from his adventures all summer with this particular steal that cost less than $60. If you don’t mind the wait, the products are quite amazing that I have been able to find at significantly reduced prices, as well as some of the craziest reviews you’ll see anywhere. Download it on the app store by simply searching WISH SHOPPING and it should pop right up.