Planning to sell your phone, gadget or bike? Then stay away from Quikr Classifieds.
Quikr is the competitor to OLX classifieds, on which you can list your unused things (gadgets, furniture, vehicles) and potential buyers can contact you by phone or SMS to know more about the product/finalize the deal. I have listed my items on both OLX as well as on Quikr and I had an overall good experience with OLX but got to know the real face of Quikr Classifieds. Before I disclose my experience with Quikr, I would like to tell you in short about each of them and about the premium services they offer.
Let us start with OLX.in Shall we?
OLX was launched in India in the year 2006. The parent company of OLX is in Argentina. Amarjit Singh Batra is the Indian CEO. OLX had premium services on their website, but olx.in shut down the paid listing an year ago due to poor response.
Now let us move to Quikr
Quikr was founded in the year 2008. Pranay Chulet is the CEO of Quikr. They still have premium services available on their website. They offer two types of premium ads namely “Top of page” and “Urgent”. Users can also purchase and use both the services on same advert. The costs range from Rs. 60 to Rs. 320 depending upon the category of the advert selected. Quickr is most active in cities of Eastern India like Kolkata, Bhuhaneswar, Guwahati, Ranchi, Siliguri and many more. Quickr jobs are mostly visited from mobile, according to statistics.
The ad from Quickr.com Kolkata
My experience with Quikr:
I was looking to buy a new Android device and was willing to sell my old Android for a decent price. As I have listed previously on OLX and the experience was satisfactory, I posted an advert on OLX about my device. The ad was approved in an hour and I received 30+ impressions and 2-3 calls about the device. But the deal failed cause I didn’t get a good price quote from the buyers. Then I registered an account on Quikr and posted about the same device. According to the statistics on My Quikr (Dashboard), my advert got only 10 views in 2 days.
As I was in a hurry to sell my android device, I opted for Quikr Premium Ads. Quikr guaranteed that premium ads receive more than 50 responses when compared to a free advert and they also offered money back guarantee. So, I purchased both “Urgent” and “Top of page” advert and applied them to my existing advert. I waited for two days and to my grieve; there was not even a single response to my advert. I decided to check out the stats on My Quikr about my advert and it showed that my advert received more than 200 impressions on the site but there was not even a single call.
I started to wonder whether Quikr actually displayed the advert 200 times. Because in OLX free classifieds, the impressions to response ratio was satisfactory but in Quikr, the impressions were a lot more than OLX but still no response.
Four days passed, still there was no response. So I deleted the advert on Quikr and as I was not satisfied by their service, I asked for a refund. The reply of the support team was late and awful. They stated that the responses were related to views, not to actual calls from potential buyers and they said that my advert already received the promised. I replied back and demanded a refund. In their next reply, they stated that they are unable to process the refund because I deleted the advert from my dashboard. Later, there were no replies from their side.
Why on earth would I pay for just views? I could have also received them from OLX for FREE.
Some of you may think that Rs. 320 (5 USD) is not a huge amount for complaining but I feel that cheating is after all cheating, whether it is of less amount or of a big amount. This is the reason why I wrote this post to expose them.
Do you also have a similar experience like me? Please do share it with me and InspireYourWay readers via comments. Thank you for spending your valuable time in reading my experience. Have a nice day!
Hello friends, my name is Naser. I love to write articles related to operating systems and web hosting.