Wish / pricing is wrong

Review updated:

When an item says it's $4 and you go to bring it up it says $26 and that's regardless of the size there's several items that I've been trying to purchase but the price that it brings up is not the price that is said it is supposed to be therefore I can't order anything that I want to, nor can I find a way to get in touch with the company to let them know about this problem as their customer service part of their app is not got anything listed other than pertaining to past orders and the business of them.

Dec 31, 2016
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  •   Jan 01, 2017

    You don't know how to read the ad. Most of the time this happens when multiple sizes or styles/colors are offered. The cheap one might be sold out. Since there are multiple items being offered, that is where the pricing comes in. I have seen it with jewelry. If the one I want is not available, I move on to the next item.

    -42 Votes
  • Do
      Jun 17, 2018
    Best Best Advice

    @Wine Is Good You are mistaken. I too have checked multiple size x color combinations. They are engaging in false advertising and "bait & switch" tactics.

    +85 Votes
  • Vi
      Oct 05, 2018

    @Wine Is Good @wine is good. Who are you referring to? The one above was posted September 28, 2018. Your post was January 17, 2009. ???? Am I missing something

    0 Votes
  • Vi
      Oct 05, 2018

    @Virtue How do I delete or edit a reply or a post? Lol! This was to ‘wine is good’, but I notice a few things and mistakes? I’m a lost how this kind of post from others of posted or reply.

    -2 Votes
  • Ei
      Nov 30, 2017

    The above poster is wrong. This happens with every single item on the app. NO prices are what they are listed as, always substantially more.

    +61 Votes
  •   Dec 01, 2017

    @Eileen Beattie Smith Again, that is the price for the size you selected. Scroll to the next size (of the 25 pictures) and tell us what the price is for that size. Like I said, you don't know how to read or shop Wish when they offer multiples.

    -56 Votes
  • Vi
      Oct 05, 2018

    @Wine Is Good Wow! Your rude. Not to mention, no using good character

    +19 Votes
  • Sy
      Nov 15, 2018

    @Wine Is Good I tried putting each size of one item in my cart and the price changed from the advertised price to a significantly higher price. Not one size, and all were available, came up as the advertised price.

    +31 Votes
  • Je
      Feb 12, 2019

    @Eileen Beattie Smith Wrong, there ARE items where once you click on it, there is no clickable option for any item at that price. I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOURE DESCRIBING “wine is good.” Some sellers have managed to list prices below any purchasable item.

    -3 Votes
  • Ro
      Jan 09, 2018

    @Wine Is Good - I have checked every combination of size and colour but all of them are priced higher than the advertised price. In Australia this is called false advertising and is illegal. Just repeating, I totally understand that it could be only one specific size /colour that is cheaper than the rest, but NONE of the combinations were found to have the low price indicated on the ad. They are trying to lure you with a false price.

    +52 Votes
  •   Mar 05, 2018

    @Robin Jane Link the item in question.

    -2 Votes
  • Ca
      Mar 04, 2018

    I have also found some items to be falsely advertised... and no, I am not "reading the ad wrong" lol The hoodie my son wanted was advertised for $6, but when I added it to the car, the cheapest option was $13. Still affordable, just not advertised correctly.

    +32 Votes
  • Pa
      Jun 02, 2018

    I have noticed this too, and like others said it's not a matter of reading it wrong, this never used to happen. I was looking thru and an item said free just pay shipping. Go to buy it and it's $4 but on top of that the shipping was even more then was said in the items description!! I haven't been enjoying shopping on wish lately due to this. You have to go thru and pretend to buy it just to see accurate pricing. And I've already set it to show in my currency.

    I hope this is some sort of bug they will address soon. It's not fun to shop on there anymore with nothing accurate like that!!

    +25 Votes
  • Ni
      Jun 29, 2018

    Just loaded the app hoping to enjoy some cheap and cheerful shopping. Every thing I looked at was advertised one price and then when you add it to the cart, completely different. $4 became $26.
    Will be deleting the app now. I figured it was a scam and have been proven right.

    +41 Votes
  • Li
      Jul 01, 2018

    Yep, very annoying and stops me making purchase!! It IS false advertising, it even gives you an option of buying with someone else to get it cheaper! And it doesnt work!
    Its the 1 thing that puts me off wish :(

    +15 Votes
  • Ka
      Jul 01, 2018

    I agree! I've been mislead about posted prices vs the price that comes up when you click buy. And there is no way to complain about this issue which is unfortunate.

    +12 Votes
  • He
      Aug 01, 2018

    I added lots of items I intended to purchase on a wishlist, the next morning I wake up and find that prices for about 60% of the items changed, they even increased cost of shipping by about 20%.

    Now, when you add items in cart, prices change again, always upwards.

    Wish is run by deceptive people. They think they will succeed by deceiving people.

    Don't buy anything from them.

    +5 Votes
  • Sh
      Aug 01, 2018

    @HenryWilliams89 Thought I would try the Wish Shopping and all I got was the bait and switch too. DO NOT USE !

    +6 Votes
  • An
      Aug 20, 2018

    No one is reading it wrong. Hence the submitted info straight from wish itself. They do it to OPTIMIZE exposure and sales. Its false advertising.

    +12 Votes
  • Wi
      Sep 17, 2018

    I am deleting this app. This has been going on for 3 weeks now. Shoes, jewelry, clothes, even stickers, all advertised as one price, and when you go to check out, it is 3 times as much. It is a scam.

    +8 Votes
  • Au
      Sep 27, 2018

    I used to LOVE wish and shopped the app frequently. This bait and switch crap is a new phenomenon and it should be illegal. It used to be that occasionally there was a color or size that was higher than the advertised price, but most options coincided with what you saw on the banner add, and if they didn’t, it was clearly visible which ones were more when you viewed the selection options after clicking the buy button. Now NONE of the options match what’s advertised and you can see the real price until you add it to your cart and go to check out. What happened? My favorite shopping app is complete trash now!

    +16 Votes
  • Un
      Sep 29, 2018

    Class action law suit should be filed against their false advertising tactics. Price shows one amount but changes to a higher price at checkout. What used to be a good deal is now a fake one. Adios WISH, you were good while it lasted.

    +14 Votes
  • No
      Oct 21, 2018

    Agree with the above. I thought chair covers were one price got to checkout and shipping and went whoa. Deleted app got a great deal on Amazon with 2day delivery

    +5 Votes
  • Ju
      Oct 23, 2018

    Totally agree. I am horrified at the sudden jump in prices. I have attached a perfect example. The thumbnail says Free - just pay shipping. Opening the link (and this is a single item, no additional options like some of the comments above have mentioned), the price displays as $26. I am a long time customer who has purchased hundreds of items from Wish. If the prices are as substantially inflated as they appear to be now, I won't be purchasing anything anymore. Particularly when the shipping jumps to upwards of $10 per item. I am shocked at the difference in Wish prices now.

    +4 Votes
  • Ju
      Oct 27, 2018

    This is so true! I wanted a desk chair from Wish and when I first found it the chair was only $85 but when I went to pay for it the price went up to $120. I got the $120 for the chair and then the chair went up to $132. The price changed like 3 times on me and the shipping is BS too. When I pulled up the ad it said that it would take one week to be delivered but once the order was placed it said it wouldn't be here for a month! WTF wish!? They seriously need to get their [censored] together and stop with the bait and switch BS that they pull.

    +4 Votes
  • Je
      Oct 28, 2018

    So basically what I found is that they do the bait and switch by design.
    I found this on their Merchant's Help Center page. Even the merchants want to know what's going on.

    +4 Votes
  • Ma
      Oct 28, 2018

    This is very frustrating. I used to love shopping on Wish. Now it’s become too time consuming to add everything to your cart in order to see the true price...and then delete it!

    +4 Votes
  • Sm
      Nov 05, 2018

    If you’ll see that the price in listing shows one but add to cart and it changes back. It’s a glitch.

    0 Votes
  • Ai
      Nov 24, 2018

    They actually are aware of this and do it intentionally. Read this post from their merchant site right from them to their sellers.

    +2 Votes
  • La
      Dec 19, 2018

    So what can be done about this?? This is NOT legal, this is the makings of a class action lawsuit. It IS false advertising and bait and switch and there are laws against these practices, but I don't know what do do or how to get anything started about it. But its illegal for a reason and I don't understand how they are continuing to get away with it. Let's rise up people!!! I'm ready!! Just tell me what I need to do...

    +4 Votes
  • Lu
      Jan 13, 2019

    I too have been having this problem for months. When I first signed up my account was restricted. I had issues getting that removed so I could actually use the app. Bought some good items. Had one not turn up so contacted them. Waited until the day it told me to In order to arrange refund but should have apparently applied the day previous so only got wish cash credit. Then during this the issue with pricing arises. I've contacted them two or three times explaining it to them and get a generic answer pretty much telling me I don't understand how it works, it's down to the sellers and not them. I told them they are the ones who don't understand and clearly didn't read my messages properly.
    I went so far as removing the app and reinstalling it, nothing fixes it, and yet a friends works perfectly fine... something needs to be done.

    0 Votes
  • Al
      Jul 24, 2019

    Doesn't look like Wish is going to do the right thing as long as they continue to have shoppers. I for one will not be using their website or app anymore. Amazon is more reputable, their prices can sometimes be comparable and with Prime 1-2 days deliver included, can not be beaten.
    Do yourselves a favor and stop shopping at Wish, who is just ripping people off.

    +2 Votes

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