Honest Review of Using Wish
Most of us have seen advertisements for items from Wish plastered all over social media and numerous other websites. Some of the products and prices almost seem to be too good to be true. I’ll be honest, when I first saw it, I thought, oh, it has to be junk or I probably wouldn’t even receive what I ordered, they are just going to steal my money.
But then I kept seeing the advertisements, and my curiosity got the best of me, so I asked some of my Facebook friends to share their experiences. Most of the input was good. Clothing is iffy because the clothes on Wish are Asian sizes, not U.S. sizes, and there is a big difference. I was told if I ordered clothing to order at least 2 sizes larger than my normal size. Most everyone said that they order from Wish all the time and hadn’t had any problems, and one friend suggested ordering using PayPal in case I had any problems.
So, I decided to download the app. It’s so damned addicting! I can’t sit there for hours scrolling through it and adding things to my Wishlist. They have so much stuff! Make-up, jewelry, pet supplies, electronics, crafting supplies, toys, clothes...etc.
I placed my first order back in November. The order was filled with Christmas gifts for my kids. I hadn’t really given myself enough shipping time, and some of the items did not arrive in time for Christmas. Luckily, my kids are old enough to understand (and I will remember to order earlier next Christmas).
Wish sells for different companies or drop shippers, mostly from China (or maybe all?), therefore, each company ships each individual product at different times, and it can take weeks upon week to get to the U.S. from China.
The first problem I had with Wish was a hoodie that I bought for my daughter. She normally wears a Medium, so I ordered her an XL. When it arrived, it came as a Medium -- an Asian Medium. It looked like it would fit a small child! I double checked my order to ensure that I didn’t order the wrong size. Wish sent the wrong size. I immediately sent them a message telling them what happened. They requested that I send a photo of the shirt along with the tag to prove that they did send the wrong size. Once I did that, I was immediately refunded my money, and told to keep the hoodie. So, I was able to sell the smaller hoodie, plus have my money refunded, and ordered my daughter another hoodie and received the correct size. Sweet!! The XL was still a small-medium that I’m sure my daughter will grow out of quickly, but she is able to wear it for a little while.
All items were given an arrival date of January 6 (by that date). I did not receive one of the items by that date and when I checked the app., the date had been changed to a later date. I sent a message to them asking why the date had been changed from the original date of January 6. I received an email back apologizing for the delay in delivery, as well as a refund, and was told to keep the item if it arrived. The item arrived a few days later, so I basically got it for free!
Now, I did read somewhere that you can sometimes find the same items on Amazon for a cheaper price, so I do check certain items on Amazon to see which way is cheaper. I was able to find something (a memorial stone for my dog who passed) for a few dollars cheaper on Amazon, with free shipping, so I went with Amazon on that one.
PERKS OF USING THE WISH APP
Apart from their insanely cheap pricing (some items are “free”, with you just paying shipping), Wish does have some other perks that I enjoy taking advantage of.
They have a log-in bonus on their app (I believe this is only via the app), and once you log in a certain amount of times, you get a bonus, discounting up to 50% off of your order!
They also have a new option to buy a certain item with other buyers. It will tell you that so-and-so is interested in this item and if you order with them, you both receive a cheaper price. The only drawback is that you have to buy it immediately, you can’t add it to your cart and go back later. However, when you do place an order, they may give you the option of participating in the Buy With Other Shoppers option, and if another shopper buys it with you within 48 hours of placing your order, you get a credit on your account (typically 45 cents or so). These can add up quickly!
They have a daily deal dash where you can spin a wheel and wherever it lands, you receive that discount amount. They then show you 20 products that you can get an extra 20% (or whatever percentage you won), and you have 10 minutes to add what you want to your cart.
Wish does have larger items such as furniture and electronics which I have not purchased, so I can’t give my review of those.
Overall, I think Wish is fun to shop at and you can find some really cute items that you may not be able to find anywhere else. I, myself, will not order clothing from Wish after seeing how different their sizing is, but you can always follow the sizing chart to ensure you order the correct size.
If your item is defective or you don’t receive it on time, they are more than willing to refund your money, no questions asked, so there’s not much to lose.
The downside to using Wish is that the shipping is a little more than what I may normally pay, but it’s nothing outrageous, unless you are buying a very large item. There’s also the waiting time, but if I’m in a huge rush to get something I can always just order somewhere else and maybe pay a little bit more. Most of the time though, I can wait.
Always be sure to read the reviews before purchasing anything. This is where you can find honest feedback from people who have purchased and received the items.
Have you ordered from Wish? How was your experience?