Online shopping is not YET very widespread or popular here in Cambodia. Although its quite heartening to see a couple of ‘online shops’ for mostly fashion, popping out on Facebook so things are looking up. Also most people here don’t use credit cards or do much transactions online, its kinda hard to push online shopping at this time.
So that brings me to one of my sources of shopping frustration (this should be hashtagged #firstworldproblems ha!) – when you need something unique its hard to find a shop that sells it here or even an online shop abroad that would ship it here.
My sis has been hunting for a magnetic lumbar support belt. We scoured the shops selling medical supplies here in Phnom Penh and found it in several shops. But the price tag – $30+. WTF?! So we decided to check online about the actual reasonable price. Most were below $20 price range. We had to options – buy in Ebay or Aliexpress.
We decided to try out Aliexpress because it was cheaper although the shipping times really needs some patience applied. So we ordered 1 belt and 1 neck orthopedic tourmaline belt self-heating magnetic therapy waist support belt (link) for only $7.99 with free China post shipping.
Right now, were still waiting for it to be shipped out and I’ll report back here once we receive it. For now, I’m happy we got a good deal. Can you imagine the price difference? Not to mention there is a free neck support with this one too.