Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled My View on Group Buying. You should write at least 150 words following the outline given below.
My View on Group Buying
This year’s China is witnessing a group buying fever. As the name indicates, group buying means a large number of individuals make a purchase together so as to receive a higher discount on the particular item. Customers can not only buy various kinds of goods in this way, but also purchase tickets, coupons and services at lower cost.
Popular as it is, complaints have been piling up about it, which reveals the problems occurring during the group buying process. The first and foremost problem is the fake product, which occurs mostly when buying cosmetics. Many a time did customers feel dismayed at one obviously fake cosmetic which they had expected so much. What’s worse, the after-sale service is far from completion and satisfaction. On many occasions, customers are denied access to filing their complaints, let alone asking for a refund.
My suggestions to deal with these problems are as follows. To begin with, it is urgent to create a national certification system so that only the qualified sellers can engage in the commercial activities. Secondly, all those who sell fake products and make false advertisements should be punished severely. It is not until these two methods are put into practice that group buying will develop on the right track.