Sunday, February 1, 2015

No Fikar, Chat Quikr

Do you think twice before sharing your number on a portal? I do. Once I posted an advertisement on a website and even months after selling the product, I got countless phone calls. It was quite annoying. Since then, I prefer not to share my phone number with strangers. But, sometimes we have to, specially when we want to contact sellers or buyers. Else, we lose valuable time and money. So, when I read - ‘No Fikar, Chat Quikr’ on Quikr’s website, I said, ‘Yes, this is the solution!’ 

Chat sounds like a middle path between two extremes - long chain of emails and telephone calls. And, I prefer chat over phone conversations for various reasons. For starters, you don’t have to give your number to total strangers. Whenever I share my number on a portal, I get random telemarketing calls for days together. I don’t know why it happens or is it a plain coincidence but it happens with me all the time. Number privacy is the main reason why I like chat more. And not to forget, it saves money. Why spend money on outgoing calls and while roaming? Chat ensures privacy and is totally free. What else one can ask for?

Second, you have history of every information shared when you chat. Well, there may be some who would argue that you can record it on phone but sorry, not everyone is as smart as them. Coming from legal background, I prefer things in black and white. Chat history can serve as a perfect proof when someone would try to revert from their statement. You have the exact information of what price they quoted and other specifications. Plus, you can share all the images and can compare it later on. Also, you need not remember the details of your conversations or take notes of what someone said. After you are done chatting, just click and read the history. It even comes handy when you are talking to multiple buyers or sellers - just open the chat histories and compare the deals offered by many parties. I feel it also helps in better and informed decision making. Also, we can clear our doubts clearly over chat. There are less chances of misunderstandings when every detail is spelled out.

Third, it is available at convenience. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement. People chat as and when they have time. Neither someone bugs you, nor you disturb others - isn’t it wonderful? It saves time as well, you can chat with multiple people and inquire about the product. It is a way better medium than having a conversation over phone. These days most people work on computers for hours together and chat serves such lifestyle best.

Besides the obvious reasons, what I liked about Quikr Chat is that it is available across many platforms. Yes, you can chat by logging on their website on your computer, on the mobile version on your smartphone and even on the Quikr app. I feel selling or buying can’t get easier and convenient that this. Their tagline is just perfect - No Fikar, Chat Quikr! Don’t we all agree?

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  1. Very well-written, Saru. Chat does seem a better option than phone calls.

  2. Good. I too agree with your views...


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