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.
— KongaPay (@KongaPay) March 8, 2018
I will not make any further remarks beyond what I posted above originally. Over to you for your comments.
Creator of MobilityArena, foremost mobile phone reviewer, historian, tech blogger, Yomi has been in web and mobile since 2001, and has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android and iOS operating systems.