BlogAdda is one of the premier portals and platforms for all bloggers. They have been instrumental in doing activities which have become milestones in this sphere and they continue to do the same with different and unique activities, one of which was to shop on Quikr.com for Rs.5000 and blog about the whole experience. It sounds pretty easy right? I thought the same but when I actually tried doing it I realized it wasn’t that easy.
Just to brief about my past experiences with this site, I have not had a good experience earlier with Quikr and my success rate was also zero till I started this activity. I have attempted thrice before both as a seller and buyer but never been able to do anything on the site. Once the buyer turned out to be false and was just doing time pass & then the second time I was the buyer the product got sold before I finalized and thirdly I had to cancel the product because it was not up to what was described in the listing. On the contrary I have used one of the competing sites more successfully and happily.
Anyways since it was BlogAdda who was involved in this activity I had no second thoughts about doing this one. I have had amazing experiences in doing a lot of activities of BlogAdda and they are like my very good friends I really look up to. So initially I casually looked at the site couple of times browsing through trying to look for something good and worth it. Being a gadget lover I always end up looking at mobiles & tablets section on every site and this was no different.
Bloggers were flown from Mumbai, Delhi, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur etc into Goa on Saturday 26th July, 2014. When we landed at Goa Airport there was a special desk where we were asked to confirm our names with the list they had and then all of us were taken to The Zuri White Sands resort. In the bus there was bag with water, juice and a snack kept on every seat which marked the beginning of extreme care and courtesy which we were to experience for the next 2 days.
On Arrival the hotel staff did a traditional welcome to all guests with a Tilak. There was a special desk of Tata Motors & BlogAdda for check in. The rooms were all pre-alloted to bloggers on a double sharing basis. After getting the room key with hotel welcome letter and hotel map we were given a bag from Tata Motors which had a t-shirt, badge and welcome letter. Post that we got personalized badges from BlogAdda which were quite nice (they have ended up being wonderful memorabilia) . Post that we all had some time to take lunch at the hotel restaurant and take some rest in respective rooms. As I arrived in my room there was a bag from blogadda which had a nice white t-shirt from them now.
At 5pm we were asked to assemble at the Unicorn Hall of the hotel by BlogAdda where they gave a brief up on the agenda and made a small presentation. Post this was the time for High Tea and some networking with some awesome bloggers coming from all across India. I must admit it was great meeting people who I have either followed on twitter or on instagram and exchange views. I tried being a good listener and soak up all I can from most of them. Also exciting wasto see few new bloggers who showed some amazing zeal and energy while mixing with the experienced ones.
Blog Adda with their Product Reviews Program, in association with TATA Motors recently had this promotion of reviewing the new TATA Indica Vista D 90 by selected few bloggers and luckily I was one of them to review it. A small video recording about the same can be found here on my You Tube Channel .
The technical aspect and specifications about the car can be found on the car site . I will discuss here my personal experience using the car.