Gadgets Music Review

My order of JBL Flip 2 with Snapdeal

In the last six months I have ordered over 15 electronic items in total from including Toshiba 46 inches TV and several TP Link wireless devices. I have got best prices, speedy delivery and always shrink wrapped brand new products as advertised till this instance.

It started on 19th July 2014, when I ordered for a “JBL Flip 2 Wireless Portable Stereo Speaker-Red” for Rs.5780.The price for the same device was over Rs.8000 when I checked in retail outlets including Croma and a shop in Phoenix mall. I was looking for a speaker that I can connect using Bluetooth to my iPad so that I can hear exercise/yoga apps audio louder and connect to my Nokia Lumia 925 using NFC for listening to  music albums from Nokia MixRadio. The specs of the speaker was impressive, over 5 hours of battery life on a single charge, 2 x 6 W stereo speakers,100Hz-20Khz (good audio range) and light weight. The Nokia or Bose speakers were way too expensive for my usage & liking. I didn’t go for other models of JBL like Charge or Pulse as I didn’t need them to be a portable battery pack as well.


Seen above is the used speaker I got from a snapdeal seller

The speaker was advertised in snapdeal to get delivered in few days but it took 10 days and I got a package on 28th July. I was shocked when I opened the cover, it was a dirtied speaker which was obviously used for many months probably as a demo piece. I know that Snapdeal is a marketplace where thousands of sellers sell and statistically there is bound to be bad apple and I was betting on the TrustPay 100% guarantee system for a refund.

I called snapdeal and they picked up this bad package. After next few days I got an email that the return was verified and they will be shipping a new one. Waiting for next 2 weeks, finally on August 11th, I got a package. Opening it I found a shrink wrapped new item of same specification.

Now I am happy with the product and snapdeal service. My only complaint is that it took 1 month to get a bluetooth speaker.