It’s Friday again, the graphics card to be tested is still sweating in the lab and I’ll serve you a different kind of breakfast cake instead. Maybe I’ll still manage to write the article today, otherwise it will be on Monday. I can but already spoil it: it is the pure innocence in white! So it’s the cat-haired Alpina white of Sapphire for real purists of the Navi32 fanbase. And what else?
Why don’t you open the ad-infested Facebook or the online edition of your daily newspaper? You can’t really open anything without Temu harassing you. Temu what? Yes, that’s it, the wondrous world of Red Chinese e-commerce, where everyone can grab their personal bargain of the century at incredibly low prices. Online communism with socialized ownership. Or not. Wish? Cold coffee! Aliexpress? How oldschool. I wish you were here and not there.
But it’s not all bad, dear friends of rickety special offers and chemical-smelling bargains. No, because Temu offers us an excellent educational site. Who hasn’t always dreamed of being some kind of detective, meticulously scrutinizing every single offer to find out if it’s a bargain or a complete bust? Or what he’s buying in the first place, because the blurbs are already terrific. And some things are even worse and more expensive than the original! One must create that also first once.
Before plunging into the unexplored depths of Temu, always remember not to dream like a billionaire with an inexhaustible bank account. No, dream like a true realist who understands that most of the time you get what you pay for … or even less or nothing at all. Above all, we remember that when shopping with Temu, the journey is always the destination. It’s not just a shopping trip, but an adventure trip full of surprises and exciting twists. Every package that actually arrives later is like a little Christmas miracle. That is, if it arrives. It’s almost a real parlor game. Go over start and pay into the cash register first.
Yes, the Temu journey could be quite a bumpy road for many, but with the right attitude, it could also possibly be the most exciting shopping experience of your life! In other words, the one hundred percent non-fulfillment of what you don’t want anyway and certainly don’t need. But in cheap. Sure, the skeptics among us could now object that you have to know that the whole thing is not quite kosher. Because the fact that the risk exists to receive cheap copies, inferior products or not at all delivered articles (not), that is hopefully clear to everyone. But we adventurous people also know: nothing ventured, nothing gained! And let’s face it, who needs European standards or privacy policies when you can get a real surprise package delivered right to your door instead? And when it stinks like hell, it’s an olfactory hand grenade of the hottest kind.
And then there’s also the app…. Let’s not miss the beautiful option of the app either, which allows us to dive into the world of mysterious offers even easier, while it happily collects our data in the background. Of course, it’s especially exciting that the app doesn’t delete all the collected data after uninstalling it. A bit like an unwanted guest who just won’t leave. Charming, isn’t it? Let’s look at the facts: Privacy policies are kind of like a rotten surprise egg for adults. You never know exactly what personal information might fall into the hands of third parties. But that’s the allure of the unknown, isn’t it?
Pinduoduo, the Chinese brother of Temu, became famous because it once contained malware in unofficial APKs outside of Google Play. Google Play suspended the app and users were asked to uninstall it. This even led to an intervention by the US government. How exciting PDD Holdings officially denied these claims, but they seem to have taken measures to ensure only the best for the platform. Blah Blah. Pinduoduo is far more aggressive than Temu with its privileges, which analysts say makes the Temu app a little “less” risky. There are also two ways to order from Temu – via the website and the app, as with almost all popular platforms. So I would think twice about the app. And watch out for the website.
Remember, it’s always better to be safe than to pay a lesson later. So, be vigilant, inform yourself well, and don’t forget: If an offer sounds too good to be true, then it probably isn’t. So, keep your eyes open, stay safe and enjoy the roller coaster ride in the wonderland of online shopping with Temu. May the bargain be with you! Even if it ends up being a smelly rubber bed rug instead of a cashmere scarf. And you certainly shouldn’t order your iPhone 15 there today either. 😀