There have been plenty of stories about people getting scammed on online shopping platforms over the past few months.
However, a recent “scam” story shared by a buyer on social media has in turn amused many people! The guy, known as Cek Ammey Abu Bakar, took to his Facebook to share about the purchase he made on the Shopee app.
As shared by Cek Ammey on his FB, he initially thought that he was scammed by an online seller selling ring lights on Shopee. The ring light that he bought arrived smaller in size (26cm), as compared to the specified size he ordered on the app (33cm). The buyer then contacted the seller to ask about the matter.
“When I chatted with her, I became frustrated because the seller didn’t seem to know about the product she’s selling,” Cek Ammey shared. “She couldn’t even tell the difference between 10 inches and a size 10.”
“I was determined to get a refund, because I thought that I was being scammed by the seller, even though it was just a few ringgit. (Even if) I return the item, I will still lodge a report about this case so that others won’t be affected. Her shop will also get banned in the process,” Cek Ammey added in his post.
However, the netizen was shocked when the seller suddenly apologised to him, before revealing to him that she’s only 11 years old and had just learned how to manage shipping services on the Shopee app. Upon hearing this, he decided not to follow through with his initial plan. Not only that, he even thought the female seller how to edit the item’s description on the page.
At the same time, the young kid also revealed to Cek Ammey that she wants to help her family with the money she earns from selling items on Shopee. She said, “I want to learn something and also help my family, in addition to earning some pocket money.”
At the time of writing (Wednesday, 28th July), Cek Ammey’s post has been shared over 4.8k times on FB. Many netizens were touched by this revelation and praised the seller for her efforts in earning some income at a young age.