Wednesday, 14 January 2015


Every person has different traits. Some of us are wanderers, who hate the idea of staying put in one place for a long time. On the other hand, some of us would not fancy the idea of relocating, even if our lives were at stake. I, for one, hate change. Maybe it is because I have a sense of attachment to things and places. I had a tough time moving out from my parents' place after marriage to settle with my wife in a different house, even though it was merely a five minute walk away.

This post though is about how Quikr can help me alleviate my relocating problems.

Let's assume a hypothetical situation where I need to relocate to Bangalore with my family, for a few years at least. Although Bangalore is a wonderful city to live in, home is home after all. So I would probably be living in a rented place.

Would I consider buying new stuff for the house? Probably not. I mean, maybe stuff like crockery could be purchased, but not things like furniture, certain electronic items like LCD TVs, a washing machine, a refrigerator, a wardrobe, an AC, etc. These things of daily use would burn a REALLY BIG hole in my pocket if I had to buy them fresh off the market, so it would probably be a better idea to buy them second-hand and save some hard-earned money, no? 'Easier said than done', right? Wrong. Quikr has a solution for such problems. And the best part? They have a separate forum on their website for the city of Bangalore. It's

So this is what the homepage of the website looks like. I've marked out the sections I can use to find stuff I need.

Let's continue with the electronics & appliances section. Here's what you will get if you click that option.

So, as you can see, you get to choose from among a wide array of options - kitchen appliances, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, TVs, DVD players, cameras, inverters, UPS and generators, home theater systems, office equipment, even laptops and computers, name them and Quikr has them. In other words, they offer a platform for buying and selling everything that you might need, and more.

Another useful feature is the filtering options on the website, that make it simple for finding stuff. As you can see on the right side of the page, you can select the kind of appliance you are looking for from the drop down box. In the box below that, you can select the location, in case you don't want your deal to involve travelling to meet a seller who stays too far. The best part, you can key in your price range as per your budget. There is also a check-box that would enable you to get only those results which have images of the product, after all seeing is believing, right?

Once you are done specifying your requirements, you need not have to revisit the website for a follow up. his is because Quikr will make sure that you get mails directly in your mailbox in case there is a match. How cool! If some of such offers seem attractive to you, you can directly contact the person who has posted the ad via his email ID or contact number.

Why Quikr then? It's a no brainer. It helps you get in touch with prospective sellers without having to scan your contacts list of contacting brokers. It saves you hefty broker fees and ad costs.

The newly-launched Quikr Nxt mobile app lets you get in touch with sellers without divulging your phone number. Instead, you can chat using the website or mobile app, without revealing your number upfront. This helps in cutting out irritating prank calls and semi-interested time-wasters.

Apart from furniture and electronic items, the website also offers real estate, cars & bikes, mobiles & tablets, and home & lifestyle products. In case you decide to relocate for a really long time, it also offers information on education & learning, services, pets & pet care, community & events and entertainment. For bachelors, it also offers a matrimonial section.

In a nutshell, Quikr endeavours to provide to you all that can possibly be offered to make your relocation to a new city easy.

Absolutely No Fikarrr, When You Have Quikr!

The post is written for Indi-Happy Hours …It's just Quikr in Bangalore.

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