Few years back me and my brother used to crib about online shopping scenario in India and most about classifieds. Here in India, we were pretty much dependent on traditional media for classified ads even in metro cities, forget about tier 2, tier 3 cities. And then came OLX and it became all easy. OLX India is what craigslist is for US. You can depend on it for almost everything.
From mobile phones to laptops, clothes to even a house, you can buy, sell and rent almost anything and everything here. And in my experience this is the best way to sell your old stuff, or to buy anything.
After finishing my graduation I was moving to a new city for job. If you are from India then you must be knowing how difficult it is to transfer your bike from one state to another, so I decided to sell my old bike. I went to a local dealer hoping to get a good deal. He quoted only 16k for my 4 year old Bajaj discover bike. Definitely that was too less, I went to few more dealers and got pretty much same quote from everywhere.
OLX was new during that period and I didn’t have any prior experience dealing online. So I was bit hesitant to use it. But just to give it a try I posted a free ad on OLX, and to my surprise I got 8-10 enquiries within 3 days and now I was in a position to quote the price I wanted for my bike. Finally I sold it for 26k to another guy whom I met through OLX.
And then when I moved to Hyderabad from Mumbai, I simply went to OLX and bought another bike in a week. I managed to save almost 4k by buying from OLX and got 6k more when I sold my bike.
Best part is, it is totally free unlike the newspaper classifieds, you can reach to almost everyone who is using internet and who is interested in buying what you are selling. You get targeted audience for your product, no brokerage or a middle man, so you can save or get more when buying or selling on OLX.
Just saw these funny OLX commercials on TV so thought of sharing it with you guys. Do watch them. And if you like these, then you can find more videos in their YouTube channel.
Overall, I had a good experience while dealing on OLX. I would definitely recommend you to try it once. No matter where you are in the world, OLX must be there in your country. OLX is available in more than 95 countries and in 45 languages. So do visit OLX.
If you have used OLX then do share your experience with us 🙂 !!!