Saturday, February 28, 2015

Get a better Car with Quikr NXT!

I have been on a constant hunt for a new car, especially after a little accident I had a while ago. I was driving down the Western Express Highway on my way to Bandra one morning when another (possibly sleep-deprived) driver rammed his car into my car's hood at a signal. My trusty old Vista, which served me over the years, wasn't the same anymore after the post-accident repair. Finally, I thought to selling off my trusty old Vista and buying a new car, but I have developed a kind of phobia that my new car would meet a similar fate and hence I decided to buy a second-hand car instead.

Naturally I retorted to Quikr to hunt for a second-hand car. For those who have been living under a rock, Quikr is India's topmost online classified portal where the buyer meets the seller. Headquartered in Mumbai, Quikroperates from 940 cities across India and is accessed by more than 30 million unique users and 26 million brand new customers per month. Quikr has over 13 categories and 170 sub-categories, with the most popular being mobile phones and electronics, real estate, cars and bikes After extensive search I rounded out a Hyundai Santro Zing being sold only for Rs. 1,75,000! 

Now comes the awkward phase of contacting the seller for specifications and additional inquiries. And I being an introvert hate this to the core. The idea of calling stranger that too at a time when you don't know whether they are busy with something is not too appetizing in my opinion. Also, I find it really odd striking a conversation with any random stranger.

I think this is why Quikr introduced a new feature called Quikr NXT. With Quikr NXT, buyers and sellers can immediately connect with each other through chat across Quikr's mobile app, mobile website and even its desktop website. It just makes things so much easier than it previously was; all you have to do is click on the green 'Chat Now' button just beside the product's image, enter your details and ask whatever query you have in your mind. Your query reaches the other person and that other person can respond according to their convenience.

Isn't it amazing? Well, it certainly is for me because all I had to do was ask my queries first using the Quikr NXT feature, wait for the response and then offer to buy the car. All the correspondence took place over the chat saving us from the hassles of calling the seller again and again. And soon I was the owner of an amazing Hyundai Santro Xing.

These little features make life good, doesn't it? For introverts like me, it does!


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