Just this afternoon, I received an SMS from Yudala saying, “Ready To Save Big? Get Galaxy J5 Prime @ N15K, Zinox GTX Notebook @ N16K & Many More.> http://bit.ly/2D6Hrlv OR Call 0700 7000 000. Yu Can Buy Now & PAY LATER!”
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime for NGN15,000? I clicked on the link to check out this too-good-to-be-true offer. Guess what I found. This:
The price of the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime on the Yudala website is NGN61,330.00. That is a huge cry from NGN15,000 as stated in the text message.
Yes; it was indeed too good to be true.
This isn’t the first time Yudala is pulling off something of this sort. During the Yudala Infinix Month in 2016, the e-commerce site advertised a 50% price promo. None of the items on offer on their site had a discount even close to that. There was not even a 20% discount.
Yudala seems to have a fetish for baiting customers with false offers.
Eventually, buyers will develop a deep distrust of a brand that keeps dangling non-existent mouth-watering offers to the public.
PS: I tweeted at Yudala to ask for an explanation of this situation. Here is the response from Yudala’s Twitter handle:
Hi. The values in the SMS are the installments you make when you choose the structured payment plan. Apologies for any inconveniences.
— Yudala (@yudalaonline) March 8, 2018
I will not make any further remarks beyond what I posted above originally. Over to you for your comments.