Group buying sites are slowly gaining popularity these days. However, there are those that make you think if it is "for real" or not. Some were already fooled and are still clueless if they'll get their money back or not. I was hesitant too at first if I should consider buying a voucher from these group buying sites. Until a friend suggested this site called Metrodeal where she previously bought a lot of vouchers already. I browsed their website and found something to buy for our *planned trip.*
Navigating through the site is quite easy and once you find the promo you want, you just have to point your cursor to your promo-of-choice and click the "view deal now" button.
Doing so would bring you to the specific page of the promo wherein you could read the details about it. It is important to ALWAYS read the fine print of the promo so it wouldn't end up being forfeited without you knowing. You will also see in this page the highlights of the promo. See sample below:
Also in that page is the time left for you to buy and the BUY NOW button. Once you click the buy now button, you will be asked to log in (or create an account if you don't have one yet) then you'll fill out the information being asked such as your name and Mode of Payment. You are required to have an account there because that is where your voucher/s will be stored. You may use Paypal, Gcash, LBC or thru bank deposit. When I purchased my voucher, I used Paypal which is more convenient (IMO) because using this method would make your voucher readily available for printing once you hit the Submit button. See picture below:
For the one above, I chose LBC as mode of payment. The one below was through Paypal. When I inquired at LBC branch, they told me that it would take two days before my voucher becomes available for printing.
On the day that we used the voucher, we just had it printed in a nearby mall and just presented it to Metrodeal's booth (yes, they have their own booth) inside Manila Ocean Park. How convenient! Right? :)
So, if you are still having doubts about this site, well, you might want to think over again. But of course, you still have to be wise in purchasing and when you think that something is "too-good-to-be-true," contact the merchant first before hitting the Buy Now button! :)
Stay tuned for my next post about our adventure at Manila Ocean Park! :)