Matt Carriker of Demolition Ranch is at it again and this time, he shows us that not all bargains are good deals. Case in point; body armor. Not all body armor is equal and the product on Wish.com is proof of that. Apparently it’s Chinese and it’s cheap and instead of protecting you like they advertise, it could get you killed.
I did some digging about Wish.com and this is what I found:
Despite its unbelievable prices, Wish is completely legit. … In addition to the risks of knockoffs, you should know that some of the items you find on Wish are risky buys. Electronics might be poorly made or clothing might not fit right. No, Wish App is not a Chinese app, though the preponderance of products offered for purchase belongs to the Chinese. Wish app is primarily for people who would prefer to get products cheap.
Cons of Shopping on Wish
Here are some drawbacks to shopping on Wish.
Shipping Takes Forever
The number one complaint about shopping on Wish is that items can take several weeks to arrive. Some might show up within five to seven days, but other orders may take over a month to arrive. Some items can be delivered with WIsh Express, which delivers your purchase in five to seven days.
Inconsistent Clothing Sizes
Clothing sizes on Wish is a big issue. Asian and American sizing can be very different and this is made worse by the fact that most Chinese items do not carry a size label. Customers that shop for clothes on Wish are often left wondering whether the medium they ordered is really an extra small or just a factory mistake.
Poor Customer Service
The other downside of buying from a foreign factory is that their customer service support is not very strong. With a retailer between you and the factory, the customer service experience is a lot better because that retailer has a reputation to uphold. The foreign factory has less direct stakes in keeping you happy, so it’s up to Wish to communicate between the customer and the factory. This can lead to a lot of frustration for customers.
Low Quality Control
The Wish platform merely hosts individual merchants and manufacturers; the company itself doesn’t make any products. There is no real oversight for these vendors; they typically use the cheapest materials to make items that don’t go through any type of quality assessment.
Watch both videos and make your own decision. Like the old saying goes; “Let the buyer beware” and from what I’ve seen in both of Matt’s videos, I cannot in good conscience endorse any body armor from this company.