If you are Mr Here Come the Girls please look away now – step away from the computer screen as you will see your present and ruin Christmas!
Ok now that warning is over I can get on with the review of Rakuten’s Play.com. I have used the website in the past and was interested to see how things had changed. This is an online store which is still full of every product you can imagine, with a focus on films music and games. There seem to be even more categories with more clothing and toys than when I used it in the past and even Health and Beauty, Cycling and Baby categories.
The website is very easy to navigate and you can find what you want within seconds. If you want to get hold of the latest film or CD then you will find it in seconds and you can pre-order popular titles as well. This is really helpful as it tells you the release date so you know when it’s coming out.
For gamers there is a great deal of choice. I knew straight away I wanted to get some Playstation Games and it is easy to find what you want and for what platform. The price is competitive, although when I used them in the past prices seemed a lot cheaper than in the high street whereas now I would say they were about the same. If you were going for older or second hand items then you might be able to get things cheaper but when it was the latest merchandise it was about the same. The thing that makes it better than some other online retailers is that the post and packing is free which does keep the price down. You can chose different price options, including second hand which brings the price down. It is easy to add and remove things from your basket and you can save something for later which is good if you are trying to stick to a budget.
The orders are fulfilled by individual merchants. This is why you get such a variety of choice. I was a bit worried that this would mean a variety of quality and shipping standards but I didn’t find it in this case. I ordered from four different merchants and the items were all as described, great quality and well packaged. The orders arrived promptly.
I was very impressed with the service at Rakuten’sPlay.com and would definitely use them again. It was really easy – definitely better than dragging three children round a shop. I would look to use it with anything I was buying as there is so much choice. I also like the fact that every time you shop you can collect Superpoints which you can then spend online.
And no I didn’t buy this little lot to keep the hubby and kids busy so I could go on Facebook and Pinterest. What a thing to suggest!
Disclaimer: I was sent some Superpoints to use online. The views expressed are my own.