GOSF 2013 Day 1: the ups and downs

The Ups:

The online shopaholics seem to be highly excited about the sale. And the participating sites are constantly keeping the GOSF buzz high on Twitter, and are promoting the same on the Facebook pages as well. A virtual festive environment has been created in the Indian Internet Retail ecosystem.

Google has given Internet Retailers an opportunity to maximise their sales for 72 hours at a stretch. And all companies coming together for a common cause to promote online retail in India is a healthy effort by them.

Following are some tweets from shopping enthusiasts who are sharing their good GOSF experiences online.

Happy #GOSF to all. Its India’s day to shop online. Log on to gosf.in to see all nationwide discount offers today. #Google #111213

— Akshay Redij (@Akzey) December 11, 2013

 

Loving the #GOSF buzz. Sitewide discounts, great offers & Cherry on top with Increased Cashback from @Cashkarocom :) https://t.co/eQVnV2X3yX

— Swati Bhargava (@Swats26) December 11, 2013

 

This GOSF may turn me bankrupt. Sigh!

— Adaa (@ishquirrel_) December 11, 2013

 

Take a break from #elections fever & dig your fingers into #GOSF Online #shopping carnival at http://t.co/KaHtJVpZdp

— Mohan Aapte (@mohan_aapte) December 11, 2013

 

#gosf what are you doing to me? Time to close all browsers NOW.

— Nachaniya (@nitkoos) December 11, 2013

 

The downs:

Due to reasons that are as yet unclear, the GOSF website is temporarily not working. Here is a screenshot of the site at the time of writing this article, which has been down for sometime.

Google has also published a tweet about this, here is what it reads.

We’re so sorry for the delay in the #GOSF launch.The site will be up soon and you can shop through the deals being offered until 13th Dec

— Google India (@googleindia) December 10, 2013

This technical glitch has lead to some not-so-positive reactions to GOSF, with people being disappointed with the fact that the site is temporarily down. Further many people do not find anything special in the deals being offered by the participating Internet retailers.

#GOSF where is the site? #Google

— Saurav Patnaik (@websatan) December 11, 2013

 

 

Dear shoppers, #gosf is just 3 day coupon site by google. Nothing spectacular about it. No great deals. Buy in Jan. #psa

— Sushrut Bidwai (@IamSB) December 11, 2013

 

liking the deals on gosf.in but the site is pathetically slow.. worse than irctc :P expected more from google!

— Hrish Thota (@dhempe) December 11, 2013

 

So currently the ups and downs are balancing each other. Let’s see how the participating companies are able to keep up with customer expectations and make the best out of this event. iamWire will keep you updated about the same.

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  • ash

    THE GOSF SITE HAD LOT OF TECHNICAL ISSUES AND THE SITE WAS DOWN MANY TIMES YESTERDAY AND EVEN TODAY. Such basic errors are not expected of google..