Your experience:online shopping from the big box vendors

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Your experience:online shopping from the big box vendors

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:40 pm

I've done three orders with Paris and just did one with Lider for delivery in the south 5th Region. Have not experienced the dodgyness claimed by others.

All orders were payed via the RedCompra system (meaning direct bank transfers) which is extremely efficient and works for Chile (and I refer to my comments in a previous thread).
All had boletas sent within 24 hours via email.
Paris apparently has their own delivery people and delivery is prompt with the delivery guy calling me while he is 2-3 k away and incoming.
Lider for my area has the option of direct to residence delivery or using Correos. I chose Correos to my casilla as it was cheaper (seems like $1.900 per item).
The Lider website works well showing order and shipping status and even correctly crediting my online purchase to my MiClub points I accumulate with my physical in-store purchases.

Really, don't see why people bitch about this stuff as it seems to work well...for Chile.

Please add your own experiences form the big box operations.
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Re: Your experience:online shopping from the big box vendors

Post by admin » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:16 pm

I never buy online from any site that does not have a corresponding call center to sort out web site / order issues issues. The big stores have for the most part been fine in the last couple years. Few issues with the web site not being able to match their real time stocks, likly more of an issue in the regions than santiago.
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Re: Your experience:online shopping from the big box vendors

Post by Space Cat » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:14 pm

We bought some furniture online at Sodimac and Falabella sites. All items were delivered on time (though delivery time can be up to one week).
Also I made couple of orders at (like expensive and fragile monitors). It was delivered to Los Rios without any problems, 2-3 days on average.

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