I’ve attended Dumex New Interactive Website launch during the month of Ramadhan. Free and good foods with launching of Dumex New Interactive Webiste for parents. When the information just at your fingertips and Google such a very resourceful and informative way to get the information, Dumex has take the initiative to develop the “real-time interactive” website.
This is really good when you can live chat, resolve your parenthood problems by seeking the advise from the expertise, Dumex Careline Advisors and healthcare professionals. Not only solving problem, they also giving you tips and trick about parenting
Parenthood or parenting not only mother’s responsibilities, but need to involve father as well. Therefore, during the launch of the Dumex Mama Club which took place at Aloft Kuala Lumpur, both fathers and mothers from around the Malaysia had attended. For mom-to-be, there are pregnancy weight tracker and pregnancy calendar for you to explore and tracking your pregnancy journey.
Parents sharing their Wisdom from the Heart creatively via a collage during the new Dumex website launch
I’m doing my part.
Do log in to www.dumex.com.my to feel the excitement of “real-time interactive” website
This ramadhan is the 1st year for Amirul to learn fasting. Tough and challenging on weekend especially when Widad enjoy foods in front of him. “Abang nk eat tak” “Mami, Abang boleh eat tak?” “Mami pukul brapa abang boleh eat.” “Mami pukul satu, jarum pendek dekat number satu kan” Repeating the same questions sometimes inviting the sympathies to mami. Challenging to mami as well indeed.
Time flies without realize on weekday. He has other friends who also in the same boat with him. First timer to learn fasting. They enjoying the moment of thrist and hunger together.
However, Amirul yet to understand the purpose of fasting. Why he need to fast. Why he can’t eat while Widad enjoying her breakfast. Why he need to solat terawih. (He called solat banyak rakaat). Teachers at school do help us a lot explaining to him therefore he requested to fast.
Instead of giving him ‘duit raya’ which he still unable to understand the value of money, we promise him to give his favourite toy. Toys r us off we went for toy hunting. Amirul will be rewarded if he fasting for 29days (Half day puasa). He got excited and determine to fast.
Wake up for sahur
Alhamdulillah, Amirul successful in his mission. Fasting for 29days and get rewarded with his favourite toy.
Reward from dadi for his achievement. Smile of proud
Things have been getting serious when the news broke, saying that a teenager was ran over by two criminals after he refused to let go of his iPad. Why the kid had chosen iPad over his life when something dangerous like this happened. Can I conclude that the iPad is more valuable than RM1499?
Kids. They don’t know they can die. They don’t know they’re vulnerable. They picture their life like Lego: Star Wars game (I mention this game because my kids love playing this on Wii). They thought themselves like Anakin Skywalker character, where you can jumps off the edge, facing death as they disappeared, off the screen and reappear again a few seconds later with a blinking form factor, full of health as he continued the journey.
Marcos Arenas’ death startled me with a serious thinking about educating my kids. This is how they must react when they are facing a dangerous moment: always choose life above all.
I seldom talk about Widad. My daughter. The one who gives me daily headache, the one who put a big grin on my face, the one who do things beyond my thinking, the one who is looking for me at night to sleep with, the one who has super power although time show 12 midnight. She is Widad Safiyyah. No matter what she does, I love her so much. A day without her, I feel the world is so silent and quiet.
If you see this spiderwoman in motion car, what do you expect this mother to do?? This is the daily madness that i need to go through with her
What am I supposed to do when I saw this face. Melting .
One day, I received a report from her teacher :
Teacher : Pn, Widad is biting her friend – showing the two teeth marked.
Me : Adik, why do you bites your friend
Widad : Gigi adik tajam (My teeth is sharp)
Me : Should I scold her or laugh there and then.
You see this so called nice and behave kid shows thumb up and said I’m good at making pancake. Do you know she is shouting like someone is beating her up when the batter is finished. Not to mention the aftermath she did on the floor. Just forget it. She is exploring and in the learning process
Wear my t-shirt, stole my heart . My heart skip a beat..
You’ve been punished. Your cloth must be dried and comfortable enough to wear. Until then, wear diaper and diaper only. Yet she still smiling.
Cermin mata berteknologi tinggi — mampu mengambil gambar, merekod video, konferensi video, GPS, dan membuat carian — Google Glass telah dibida setinggi $95,300 di eBay sebelum pemiliknya kemudian menarik balik gajet itu dari laman web tersebut.
Seorang pelajar yang ingin dikenali hanya sebagai Ed dari philadelphia (Ed From Philadelphia) antara salah satu dari pemenang-pemenang pertandingan Google Explorer. Hadiahnya adalah — berpeluang untuk menikmati teknologi cermin mata Google Glass yang sofistikated dengan harga lebih kurang RM 4500 ($1500). (Bersamaan dengan harga Macbook Retina Display)
Dengan semangat gajet membakar dirinya, dia membeli cermin tersebut dengan menggunakan pinjaman pengajiannya, lebih kurang macam PTPTN. Dan cuba untuk mengaut keuntungan dengan menjual semula gajet tersebut melalui laman web eBay. Margin tersebut membolehkan dia top up kembali baki pinjamannya.
Walau bagaimana tinggi keuntungan sekalipun, dia menyedari bahawa dia telah melanggar terma dan syarat yang telah termaktub:
If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google’s authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the Device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the Device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty.
Sekiranya anda menjual semula, memberi pinjam, menukar hal milik, atau memberi peranti kepada mana-mana individu tanpa kebenaran, Google berhak to untuk menyahaktifkan peranti tersebut, dan tidak kira sama ada anda atau individu lain yang tidak boleh menikmati sebarang pengembalian wang, bantuan produk, atau warantinya.
Menyedari Google Glass miliknya akan meletup dengan sendirinya sekiranya kantoi, dia membatalkan pembidaan yang sedang berlangsung selama 4 hari itu. Ada juga yang menghubungi Ed secara terus melalui mesej untuk membeli dengan harga $8000 sehingga $10,000 (bersamaan sebuah kereta Perodua Viva), dia tetap dengan pendiriannya untuk tidak menjual.
Google Glass merupakan sebuah produk inovasi dari Google yang dibangunkan sejak 2011 dan akan dijual secara komersil seawal suku kedua 2013. Berita ini dianggap fenomena kerana orang ramai sanggup membayar gajet tersebut dengan harga yang macam nak kena kaki dengan aku walaupun Google Glass tersebut akan menembusi pasaran tidak lama lagi.
It can be an incredibly strange experience for pregnant women when, all of a sudden, everyone they meet seems to develop a bizarre fascination with their stomach. Whilst some may enjoy the attention, others will tire of it quickly. For some, sharing the experience with loved ones is understandable but it’s when that begins to spread through colleagues and strangers that something needs to be done about it. Social conventions usually stand in the way of the woman saying anything to prevent it happening but there are a few methods that one can try in order to successfully ward off prying hands.
One excellent way of effectively closing yourself off is to place your own hands on your bump. This reduces the space on your stomach, efficiently discouraging others from doing the same thing and acts as a form of protection for you and your baby bump. It also sets a ‘closed off’ appearance and tone which will hopefully get through to others, clearly stating that you do not wish to be touched, even when your hands are not protecting your bump.
A very obvious method of keeping wandering hands away from your stomach is to simply gather confidence and tell them straight. Most pregnant women will not be in the mood to be fondled by strangers and will usually snap, slap away hands and say exactly what they think. There’s nothing particularly wrong with this; it’s your body and strangers have no right to touch you. However, a little tact goes a long way in some cases so keep it as amicable as possible.
A great way to keep the conversation light without being too rude is to state your case by touching their stomach. This promotes a sense of equality, clearly pointing out the fact that it’s inappropriate and if they don’t like it, why would you like it? It’s an amusing taste of their own medicine and should keep the atmosphere light and friendly; if all goes to plan, they’ll see the funny side of things.
In keeping with the previous point, another way to prevent yourself from being rude whilst making your point is to tell a joke. This is a chance to be creative and whimsical and to come off in a good light, telling a stranger you don’t like to be touched but not shouting or yelling at them to leave you alone. Things are kept light and the injection of humour is good for the woman’s mental state.
Finally, perhaps it’s best not to display your bump too clearly when out and about by wearing baggy clothes. This will prevent strangers from coming up to you, invading your space, but won’t stop loved ones who will KNOW you’re pregnant.
Another fun clothes idea is to purchase a joke t-shirt with a ‘Don’t Touch The Bump’ caption on the front. Again, it’s a humorous way of making your point with minimal fuss.
About this article: This article has been written by Mary Murphy, the communications manager for Irish based website www.eumom.ie – Ireland’s largest online community website for mothers with over 100,000 members. The website publishes regular articles, advice and tips on pregnancy and articles about parenting. Feel free to visit the website and join our happy community – www.eumom.ie
Although learning and school is an important part of a child’s life it is sometimes not on the top of their list of priorities and it can be difficult to convince them to go to school. There are plenty of excuses from not feeling well to simply not wanting to go to school on a particular day. Here are 6 ways to make your child excited about school:
Convey to them the importance of learning. Although school may not always be the most fun activity that children participate in, it is an important thing that all children should experience. By conveying the importance of learning to your children starting at a very young age education will become one of their strong values and that will follow them throughout their life.
Remind them that it will allow them to make new friends During school children are surrounded by a group of their peers every day. Although school is a time for learning, it is also a time to refine social skills. Children can socialize with their peers between classes, during break times, during lunch or snack hours (depending on the age of the child), and sometimes even during class when working in groups or participating in group discussions.
Entice them with small prizes or stickers For younger children it is important to never underestimate the power of a sticker or a small prize. If your young child is having a rough time getting out of bed to go to school in the morning it can often be helpful to bribe them with a small prize or sticker. For your older children you can offer a delicious breakfast or a shopping trip for attendance and excellence in school.
Be picky about schools to make sure the teachers are high quality, making children more interested in school When teachers are excited about learning it tends to make children excited about learning. When choosing schools for your children, take the time to meet with the teaching staff. Making sure that the teaching staff at your child’s school is above average will give them a better learning opportunity.
Help them with their schoolwork at home Showing an interest in your child’s schoolwork is beneficial on many different levels. For one, it will help your child learn if they have questions and you have answers for them. Helping your child with their homework also creates a strong bond with your children that is built on the ideals that schoolwork and education is important. Once again, this will make education into one of your child’s long-term values.
Don’t allow your child to stay home from school This seems so simple but it is incredibly important to making sure your child goes to school. By allowing your child to stay home from school here and there, it will show them that staying home from school is acceptable behavior. By consistently making your child go to school they will not see staying home from school as an option.
Author Pam Johnson enjoys mothering her children and blogging. She is a contributing writer for termlifeinsurance.org.
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When raising children there are a lot of situations that can be difficult to handle. One of the most difficult is deciding how you want to handle when your children are doing something wrong. Whether it be a common practice that they are not doing in the most efficient way or if they are doing something that is morally wrong. It is important to decide how you want to handle these issues. Here are some tips that may help you decide:
1. Positive Reinforcement
Some parents make the choice to deal with their children positively, no matter what the situation. This path is often seen as the best way to avoid stifling their creativity and the person that they truly are. Positive reinforcement is defined as “the offering of desirable effects or consequences for a behavior with the intention of increasing the chance of that behavior being repeated in the future”. This means that in order to use positive reinforcement when your child needs to be corrected the process would be to show them the correct way of doing things and reward them when they proceed in that fashion, and also when they continue to do so in the future. This reward can be anything from complimenting them on the way that they have done something to a physical reward. Whatever you decide the reward to be, making sure the child knows what they are being rewarded for, otherwise the reward is wasted and their behavior will not be reinforced.
2. Negative Reinforcement
Negative reinforcement is on the opposite end of the spectrum, but can be used in some situations, while still using positive reinforcement in others. Negative reinforcement is defined as “the reinforcing of a response by giving an aversive stimulus when the response is not made and omitting the aversive stimulus when the response is made”. This means that when you see your child doing something wrong that they need to be corrected for, you make it uncomfortable for them to continue doing this negative action. For example, if you witnessed your child hitting another child while they were playing, using negative reinforcement would mean doing something like pulling them aside and scolding them. Depending on the situation, other examples of negative reinforcement can include spanking, scolding, taking something away from them, grounding them, and anything else a parent sees fit that will teach their child a lesson. Negative reinforcement can be difficult for some parents because they do not enjoy making their children upset. It is a judgement call based on personal preference whether or not a parent wants to practice negative reinforcement in their home.
No matter what way you decide to correct your child, whether you use negative reinforcement, positive reinforcement, or a combination of the two, it is most important that you be consistent in what you expect from your child or children. It is important that they know what is expected of them and this will be unclear and confusing to them if the standards are constantly changing.
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Author Pam Johnson enjoys mothering her children and blogging. She is a contributing writer for creditreport.org.
During our 4D 3N Singapore Trip last year. One big expendable luggage bag, one bagpack and 1 handbag
Hari Raya is just around the corner. I love packing clothes and stuffs for travelling but, light packing for 4 of us is almost impossible. Essential items like milk, milk’s bottle, diapers, clothes,munchies [biscuits, bread, vitagen etc] almost cater for 1 bag, not mentioning our essential as well
Although it local travelling or just going back to hometown, i just hate if i miss our kids essential items and to me, everything is very important and a must have in the luggage bag. However, here a few tips that i just found out how to minimize and optimize your items for travelling especially with kids and long hours driving . This is for 1 weeks packing list for drive travelling with kids
 Hand Carry/ Portable/Light bag for emergency
Provide a small bag to put all necessities during emergencies, for example,
* 2 spare clothes if your child is vomiting
* Diaper at least 4pcs,
* Formula milk in the milk dispenser & milk bottle,
* Hot and cold water,
* Munchies [biscuits, bread, vitagen, chocolate]
* Travel pack toiletries
* Towels & handkerchief
* Medicine, Minyak angin cap kapak
* Wet cloth wipes
* Gadget/ Toys
* Plastic Bag – in case your kids want to puke, just grab one from you bag. Also may use it as wetbag to put soil diapers
 Luggage Bag Packing List Toiletries & Personal Care [packed together, in a ziplock bag] * Tooth paste, toothbrushes,
* Nail clippers,
* Children’s medicine/ Your medical card
* Birth control, vitamins,
* Insect repellant[mopiko]
* Moisturizer Cream / Lotion
Technology Stuff to Bring / Toys This is very important as to entertain the kids and to ensure they full occupied during the long hours trip. Kids happy, parent less worries and headache
Packing clothes is most challenging part when you traveling with kids. Some expert recommends “traveling light “and that’s great advice. However, I prefer to bring along enough clothes that we never need to waste time to do shopping for new clothes. But the choice is yours!
Clothes for Kids
* Plenty of shirt
* Fews jeans / denim
 Bags will hold more if the clothes are rolled rather than folded . Rolled your clothes
 Avoid white/ clear color shirt, easy to get dirty and need of changing
 Just soak your shirt after use and hang it. In the next morning you may wear it again
We love our kids. We love them above all. We spend our hard-earned money on them so they get equal opportunity like other kids do. But we don’t have spend our bling bling money over them, like there’s no tomorrow.
Some of us may disagree with me. “Yeah, why not. If we love them, we should give everything they want. If they want expensive toys, let them have it. We spend on our kids anyway, not on our next door kids.”
What if our spending habit takes its toll on our financial stability?
Spending on expensive, branded items is against my policy. I, as a dad of two kids, didn’t argue that we should give them all especially toys. But so far, I manage to divert from buying expensive toys from Toy R’ S.
Well, not all toys. Sometimes, I feel a sympathy over them when they make cute little frown lips and watery-eye-is-about-to-spill tears.
It’s a battle I should say. If I lose, I buy item expensive thing at branded outlets like Mickey or Toy R us. If I win, we travel 20 kilometers from our home to shopping second hand toys at Amcorp Mall.
As our kids grow older, they may get influenced by yummy advertising shown all over the internet, TV, or radio. They started to choose brand over quality. So they can show off to their group of friends. And we, parent — as always — go for the cheap ones.
But when two interests collide with each other. There will be one side that’s always lose. In order, to save our money from getting drained, and to teach them how to separate them from becoming brand/fashion victim, we must find solution.
Teach them how to choose. The notion of “going for alternative, cheaper brand” must always in their mind.
How to say ‘no’: For young kids, a fun way to demonstrate that cheaper brands and name brands are often similar is a blind taste test. Ask kids to identify which is the brand name and which is the generic. Even if they’re correct in identifying the products, they’ll notice how similar they are.
There’s another way how to teach them: To be a role model to them. We should not buy our item base on fashion, but base on quality. I know it’s hard to let go of an LV handbag and buy Bonia handbag instead. But for our children sake. We should do that.
This is from my father-in-law’s FB which I think is good to share with everybody. Don’t hide good thing to yourself, share it and Insya Allah, your life will be bless.
SKIM CEPAT BERKAT KELUARGA
Skim ini mendapat pahala yang berlipat ganda berdasarkan Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 261 dan kepada siapa yang patut diberi tertera dengan jelas dalam Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 215.
Siapakah yang tidak mahu untung 700% (Ayat 261 Al-Baqarah) dan siapa yang tidak sayang kepada ibu dan bapa (Ayat 215 Al-Baqarah).
Skim ini dicadang ditujukan khas kepada ibu saja. Gunakan kemudahan “click” yang sedia ada sekarang ini. Cara pindahan internet ini sangat mudah dan dapat dibuat pada bila-bila masa. Kadarnya boleh serendah RM10.00 sahaja.
Daftarkan nombor akaun ibu anda dan buat sebagai pindahan tetap setiap bulan. Kadar pindahan adalah semampu anak-anak dan tambahkan mengikut kemampuan anak-anak dari masa ke semasa.
Dalam kes anak-anak teringat sangat kepada Ibu, lakukan pindahan manual sebanyak mana yang anak-anak terasa ingin memberi.
Lakukan ini secara konsisten tidak kira apa masalah sekali pun dan bersabar dengan segala keadaan.
Lakukan ini dengan ikhlas sebagai pemberian kepada Ibu.
Bagi menjaga keikhlasan anak-anak, jangan beritahu sesiapa pun, hatta kepada Ibu sekali pun.
Perhatikan selanjutnya perkembangan hidup anak-anak dan perhatikan perubahan ke arah kebaikan yang berlaku dalam keluarga anak-anak dan keikhlasan hidup harian anak-anak dalam ibadah dan muamalat. Semoga melalui cara ini insya Allah rezeki yang anak-anak perolehi adalah diberikati Allah.
Mulakan segera, jangan berfikir-fikir lagi. Semoga berjaya.
This is the topic i was listening to during our lunch time at office canteen on Wednesday @ 20/6/12 @ tv3
Tho Im not totally listening and concentrate to the discussion but one of the opinion from the interviewee are very caught my attention:
” Belajar tinggi-tinggi tapi tidak bekerja, MERUGIKAN “
Me totally disagree with her.
To my opinion as working mother , I myself
 Do envy with the housewife who can enjoy her family moment freely
 Do envy with the housewife who can prepare foods of love, fresh and healthy
 Do envy with the housewife who can do home-schooling/ teaching her children
 Do envy with the housewife who can watch her children very 1st thing in life; 1st step, 1st teeth, 1st rolling,
 Do envy with the housewife who is actually is physically and mentally strong
 Do envy with the housewife who can go on holiday without afraid of insufficient annual leave
 Do envy with the housewife who can totally in charge/manage their households. Isn’t this very BIG responsibility given
 Its totally self satisfaction when you raise their family with her own hand
Don’t you know;
Degree Housewife is not a loser, but a winner to the family
Do you remember Kisah Sang Kancil dan buaya, Jangan Monyet, Bagai Anjing dan bayang-bayang, Kisah Gagak yang bijak and few more.
These are the stories that I’m grow up with. Simple stories that is full of examples and messages. Good for toddlers and preschooler. Unlike kids nowadays who like to watch Ben 10, Boboiboy, Upin & Ipin, Princess Barbie – not forgetting my own Amirul & Widad, exposing to this stories may develop their correct Bahasa malayu, and proverb, and not forgetting adding new vocabulary. I do not know that mergastua is animals live in the jungle. I though mergastua is a bird. huhuhu
Recently, there is tv programs at Astro, Pada Zaman Dahulu. This tv series is about Aris and Ara as they experience the simple life in the village and embark on Sang Kancil’s adventures. Tho is new version of Kisah dan Teladan, I still prefer to have Kisah dan Teladan from Filem Negara Malaysia tho its animation is less attractive compare to Pada Zaman Dahulu series.
I started to introduce the Amirul and Widad to these stories and they are really enjoy with this simple yet entertaining.The message is easily understood
The following are the Kisah dan Teladan stories that i like
Kisah Sangkancil dan Buaya :
Lesson learn :
 Air yang tenang jangan di sangka tiada buaya
 Sepandai-pandai tupai melompat, akhirnya jatuh ke tanah jua
 Orang yang diam jangan disangka pengecut.
 Orang pandai kadang-kadang buat silap
kisah jangan monyet
Lesson Learn : kita hendaklah mendengar nasihat orang lain
Kisah Gagak yang Bijak :
Lesson Learn : Byk perkara yang dapat diselesaikan sekiranya kita menggunakan akal
Kisah arnab dan kura-kura :
Lesson Learn : Jangan menghina orang yang lemah, kerana menghina itu akan merugikan diri sdn
1. First of all, the price of a chicken isn’t going to decrease at all. In fact, . The Star Newspaper reported that May inflation rate is up to 1.7% compared to last year. This is a bad news for dad, especially a young dad like me, who struggles with limited money against his kids expense, loans, utilities, and all. Another percent of inflation is another headache to bear. The good news is, the inflation rate over the last five years is in consistent move but we don’t how long it will last.
We should be worried because average salary increase has shown the downward trend from 94 – 2007. There’s no way we can beat the economy with the salary. What we can do is, we can beat them with our expenses and demands. When both of them — especially our demands — are decreasing in the market. The market will go down its price.
2. Understand the basic micro economy. Micro economy is a study of how to we manage our unlimited want with limited resources. Also, micro economy studies demands and supplies curves in a market. You see, if there’s a demand in a market, there will be a supply. If the demand is increasing, the line will be shifting, forcing the price to go upward along the line of supply. There’s a video to make you understand.
Same as if happened the demand becomes decreasing, the price will follow downward, produce the surplus in the market. Let’s take an example of selling price of chicken. Hypothetically, 1 kilogram of a chicken is RM6.50. If no one demand a chicken in a certain period of time, the seller will surely lower the price as they afraid their chickens will be rotted. Surplus.
One word to describe the feeling when taking out both Amirul and Widad without Mr Hubby.
fuh means two things. Its amazing.  Its tiring
This is my first time having kids day out without Mr Hubby. 3hours at Alamanda Putrajaya is such an amazing and tiring experience to me.
Amazing because i can handle one cheeky toddler and one shy but full of idea in mind toddler. 1st, i brought them to Toys r us. ok la. both of them behave despite of Amirul keep repeating “Mummy Abang nk Transformer”. and mummy lak keep repeating.. “ooo kna wait daddy Abang. Mummy xde duit”. ok.mummy xde duit.nt abang mntk duit ngn Daddy. selama dlm Toys r us, Amirul dok ckp cmtue. huhu
Then i brought them to playgroud area near to Parkson. ok la dorang main.
kemain lg dok main kan
Then lunch at Pizza. This one very choatic. Abang Adik both lapar and started to cranky. Ayohhhh.pengsan. Both keep asking for soup, adik nk milk, abang adik main sudu garfu.ketuk2. Mummy started to be an anoyying customer. kejap mntk sup.kejap mntk sudu plastic…huhuhu.
In the middle of eating, Amirul lak nk yakyak.pingsan skali lagi..Adussss.Settle yakyak. continue eating then i decided to directly go back home. tak mau singgah mner2 dh. Penat dh..adoiii nak balik, dorang started to be cranky again. Maybe both dh sleepy sbb pnt main n kekenyang. Berebut naik stroller la. Pastu both xmo dok stroller la. nak main kejar2 la..
Moh le pulang wahai anak. Mummy sudah pingsan. How i which to have octopus hands. So that i can hold both of Amirul Widad’s hand n push the stroller and held the plastic bag.aishhhh
Amirul slept but Widad still
awake. But half and hour later
both sleep soundly
Fuhhhh. What an amazing and tiring day for Mummy..
For new buyer, I understand what it feels like. You feel doubt, insecure, and troublesome when it comes to buying online. The thing that plays into your mind is that whether the seller is genuine or not? Everyone have a feeling of disgust if we find out that we’ve been cheated all along the transaction. The frustration is unbearable you don’t want to do anything online anymore. Then, you drive to Midvalley Megamall to buy nice, only to find out there’s a crowd you to have to kill, slash, and burn. It only makes it worse. In the end, you’re unable to satisfy yourself because the one that looking for is only available online.
You have conflict in your soul: To buy or not to buy online. Will my order arrive in good condition. What if I transferred money into a seller’s Maybank account and then disappeared like the wind blows?
Here’s some steps, tricks, and tips that will ease your pain away.
1. Join or sign up as a user
2. Click buy or place bid on the item that you intend to purchase.
3. And wait for the item to end. BuyItNow item will be ended immediately as soon as you clicked the item.
4. Contact seller to receive invoice.
5. Make payment via Paypal or bank transfers, the most two widely used method in transaction.
1. The Item. 2. And the description. In an online marketplace, you have to be careful with item described. Sometimes the information will maneuver you over the positive thing about the item.
Your urge of buying intention suddenly burn with information that you considered it useful, plus, it is way much cheaper than any other seller at physical shop have to offer. By then, it influences your decision. Without thinking: Click. Pay. Done.
But, you forget to read at the end of the paragraph that saying : ‘the item may not working properly’ or ‘may be used for parts’ or ‘mock up item’.
Now you feel what I’ve felt a long time ago, that suicide may be the next best course of action.
Ask A LOT OF QUESTION. Be an annoying person for a while: ask the seller questions, High Definition photos, or even videos about the item, because you are about to make a critical decision right now. Watch the video above again and again to make deeper understandings.
3. Genuine seller. The most recommended criteria to look when analyzing your seller is feedback. It is agreeable to buy from PowerSeller because they pay more to be at a premium level. and by that, they really mean business. they have no time to be a scam idiot, sell invisible items and cash out money in a day. But assume that if there’s no PowerSeller offer the item you really want. Then you have to know as much as possible who the seller really is, what’s his feedback, DSR rating, and comments from past buyer.
Tips and tricks
1. The stars: 10 and 4.3
-The sellers on eBay should have at least 10 feedbacks. If they’re so damn lazy, they should have at least 4.3 DSR seller’s rate. Read about Feedback and Detailed Seller Ratings for further understanding.
2. The information is trustworthy and sincere. If the description is short and pithy, doesn’t mean the seller wants to take your away your money and give you nothing in return. The seller maybe too lazy to write or have something else doing other than eBay (like working a day job maybe). Make sure the photo they upload is original. Means that even the photos are ugly, they’re at least not a ripped-off from some website.
But the more description, the more tendency for buyer to make the purchase, right?
3. Feedback history: What made the past controls the future. Read the feedback history of the seller. Read carefully. From now on, you can picture what are the seller’s behaviors really look like from the past buyer’s perspectives. The history should convince you in buying the item. If it satisfies you, then you should go for purchasing without a doubt.
4. Urge to use Paypal instead. If it possible, please ask the seller to use PayPal as a tool of transaction. It will be much more safer. PayPal has offered Buyer Protection Policy so you can do purchasing with security.
5. Follow your heart. Don’t buy if you really have a big doubt in your heart. The good buyer follows the tips, advices, and recommendations. The great buyer follows his/her heart. Even when the seller is good with feedback, 9999 stars, the item is so hot with affordable price, and you have extra cash to burn, but when you have a hole heart about this thing. Don’t buy that bag!!! Or don’t buy that item. Period. Full stop.
6. Collect feedback star as a buyer. Some sellers are refused to sell the item if the buyer feedbacks are low, especially when it comes to large amount. Make sure that you have at least 10 stars so can convince seller to sell your favorite items.
Last Words. Buying online is as same as buying a shopping complex. Of course, you don’t want to buy a cloth at a strange premise where the seller have a large, decayed teeth and smile in an evil way like he wants to eat you. In online world, you have to be careful when choosing the item. Gain knowledge about buying online. Know your seller. And good luck in hunting online.