I am back!! and my experience of Flipkart.com

Hey friends! I am back.. Phew!! at last!! It seems like this is the longest span of time I have been away from beauty at times is skin deep and there seems to be a lot of things to catch up including your lovely posts.
Still, the trip was nice. I went to places which were so remote that even the cellphones don't work, leave out internet. It was so cold that I almost forgot what the summer heat meant back here in Kolkata.

There is a lot to share and lot to show . I still haven;t shown you my Puja haul and I also got a few stuff from my trip. I promise to go bonkers with my camera and show you everything in a few days.
In the meantime, I wanted to tell you about my experience of flipkart.com.
Some of you might be knowing that I am a bit awry of purchasing things online. Especially when it comes to books. Why? Those of you who are from Kolkata knows College Street. Need I say more? ok, for those who do not know, it is an entire area which sells books . there are big shops and small stall, dumped books on the road side like trashes ( no you can't pick up and walk away in case you have been wondering). The area is more than a century old and a number of ancient colleges and universities are located in the region. You can find almost any book over there. But... yes, a but,.. you have to know what book you want.
I have been looking for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for a while. Yes, I still like reading children;s books. but I could not find it anywhere. So, when I saw it on flipkart I had to order. Books are something that I am never tired of. I also placed another book by Gerald Durrel. Here is my purchase



The experience
This was the first time I bought and I was pretty skeptic. When I placed my order I immediately got an email letting me know all the details I needed. Next day I got a text asking me to keep the cash ready since I had opted for COD option. Within an hour or so, one of the books arrived. The book was nicely wrapped in a big paper package. Inside, the book was tightly wrapped with cellophane. the book also had a bookmark from flipkart. There was no sign of damage at all.
I received the other book on the next day going through the same procedures and the same experience.


So, what I liked:
1) The COD option.
2) Free shipping over 100INR in aggregate. less than that you need to pay 30 bucks extra ( almost equal to your commutation fare to the store).
3) prompt delivery.
But this is not always true for all the books. My friend bought a rare book and it took almost more than two weeks to be delivered. But the book had to be imported. So, we are not complaining.
4) The books are original and not at all damaged.
5) There are plenty of discounts on the books. I got almost 50% discount.
6) Good stock. I found some works of Sarte and Camus which I could not find elsewhere.

What I did not like?
Can't think of any.

I would shop from flipkart again. OK, it might not give you the pleasure of holding the books and feeling them, but still, if you are looking for anything particular and have a passion for bargained prices, this is the best option IMO

I know many of you shop from flipkart. What do you think about this site? for those of you who don't what's your thought? Let me know for sure