As promised, here is a detailed list of tips before you buy anything on Carousell. This should help you when buying expensive anime figurines on Carousell.
Read up about my overall experience on Carousell here. As much as you would want to buy on impulse, please do go through this checklist mentally and exercise these necessary due diligence!
Here is a summary:
- Do your research
- Check the reviews and authenticity of the seller
- Ask for Photos
- Find out how to deal
- Double check the product before proceeding with payment
1) Do your research
Research is about everything. Do check out these useful tips!
Am I getting a good price for this item?
I would use my Oanda Currency Converter app or do a quick Google search to get the prices in SGD with about +/- 3-5% deviation. Local banks websites also have conversion applications. 3-5% deviation happens because your debit/credit card will have surcharge for paying in foreign currency.
Try adding the items into cart and see how much the costs add up, in terms of shipping, taxes and other costs. This would give you a good estimate of the price.Continue reading Top 5 Tips on buying Anime Figures, Figurines, Merchandise on Carousell