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Monday, 24 February 2014

Photobook.com.my - *Not A Paid Post*

Last year, Mamarazzi saw Auntie Melissa posted up a groupon link in her Facebook. It's for "[Up to 100% Off] 40-Page Personalised Photobook from Photobook Malaysia from RM0".

Being super kiasu, she went over to the link and peek. Wow....seems to good to be true. Saw over 100,000 have already "purchased".  

She told Papa. He said maybe it's just a system glitch. They might announce the offer not valid later on, he said.  

Oh well, no harm joining the crowd. She registered and promptly got her "voucher". 

Earlier this year, she compiled all my photos. Wanted to get them developed say that it's quite expensive. 

She decided to try out the voucher that she purchased in October. 


Downloaded the Photobook designer software. Surprisingly the software was very easy to use and very flexible.

There were many backgrounds, page style, masks, scrapbooks and frames to choose from. Hey, she can even add or delete some of the boxes in there.

Every night she work on it. Adding and deleting...arranging and rearranging the photos.

Finally it's the time to "order" the book. It's the time to know whether the offer is valid or not. 

Clicked "SUBMIT". When come to the payment screen, her heart was beating fast. Will all those night burning midnight oil will go to nought. She entered the voucher number as in the groupon email.....Voucher Code is INVALID

Yikes!.....oh no!....then she noticed the fine print....ohh.....she missed one step. Gotta "convert" the voucher first. 

Okay...that done and immediately she received a new voucher codes and verification code. Key in the two of them...Voila! Great...now she only have to pay RM8 for the postage. 
 
What she love about Photobook.com.my system is that they update their customer each step of the way. 

Voucher converted, she received an e-mail. Order received, she got an e-mail. And another e-mail giving her the Order Number. Upload completed, she also received an e-mail with link to track her order. 

She can see it's in Printing stage, Binding stage, QC stage and second QC stage and finally another e-mail notifying her that her order have been shipped out. 

All these done within 48 hours.

 
Well, as for shipping part...our area is a new area. The Courier Company guy did his best. 

First attempt he couldn't find our place. The next working day he called Mamarazzi up and asked for direction. Can see his "map"on the parcel. Good job! 

 
Yay! My photobook at last! Love the classy package. The photobook was wrapped in a clear plastic bag, and put into this classy box. Further secure with a tie.


Being "kiasu" Mamarazzi "sumbat" as many of my photo into the photobook as she can. Quality wise not bad. Some of the color was a bit dark but that was because she did not adjust the color properly.

Yup...the software allows her to make the color of the photo lighter, darker, black and white, sepia and also enhance the quality of the photos.

Among the photos....she loves this one best. Taken at a beach in Pulau Belitung. I look great , right? It's one of those lucky shots.

Ahem ahem....Mamarazzi's hand is itchy. Want to make some more photobook. Ahem ahem...if anyone hears of such good offer again, please remember to let Mamarazzi know ah. 

Disclaimer : This is not a paid post. This photobook has not been given in exchange of a review. We bought the offer from groupon . Ahem ahem...but if Photobook.com.my happens to see this post and wanna give us one or two photobook for free, we would be most happy *Muka tembok China mode*

57 comments:

  1. Wow, I really can't believe got such good deal. FOC deal? Really Great! That Small Kucing pose is like body builder pose but with an attitude (the facial expression).

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    1. Yup. FOC . Only pay for delivery RM8. :)

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  2. I also saw that Rm0 Photobook and I ask my sister to buy one instead!!! =]

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    1. Because even if I buy, I also don't have time to do it, but my sis has the time!!! =]

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    2. Buy n bodek your sis to make one for you *evil grinz*

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  3. I mean ask her to buy it before the promotion is gone la...But hardly to see such a great promotion recently duh!!!

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    1. Yea wor. First time I've seen this promotion too. If friend didn't post up in fb, I won't know

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    1. Can..if got such promotion again you buy n forward me the code n photos. Can mk the book for you. Butvyhen again I think you are better in designing than me

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  5. If it is easy to use, I might just have to check it out. Easy is good!

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    1. It's worldwide. Really easy to use. Mamarazzi such a computer dummy also can do. Sure other also can too

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  6. yeah.. Uncle SK must also thank Mamarazzi for letting him know about that RM0 Groupon offer for Photobook, he also quickly go get one right after that.. because same thing he thought, no harm getting it since we do not need to pay anything, and that RM8 delivery charge still okay (though PosLaju only charges RM6 for the same book delivery I guess), so he also go hentam lah~~

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    1. But not bad la this GDex. For my area GDex is faster than poslaju.

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    2. but their online tracking system not as good lah, not as real-time like PosLaju, wanna track where the thing is also not so convenient.. you know lah, after Photobook emailed and say delivered, I very kan cheong mah~~ :D

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    3. Lol...kasi you surprise lo. Suddenly appear at your door step

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  7. at first Uncle SK wasn't very keen on all those printing lah, cos after since he has got his digital camera, he has never printed any of his photos before, all kept inside his PC or backup into CDs.. but then again, since it's a free book, then he thought might as well bought that and then do that for his trips to Japan.. will be nice to have a album like that he can imagine, though still do not know how the real thing will look like :)

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    1. Mamarazzi is old fashion type. She rather hold the hardcopy of the photos to see . It got a different feel lo.

      And in a book form it becomes like a "travelogue"

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    2. yeah, of course holding a hardcopy to see feels better.. and after all these photobooks, i kind of like the experience already, haha!!

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  8. Very nice! Didn't know about this till now.

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    1. No harm create an account with them now . They will send promo on and off. Sometimes Mamarazzi saw promo for photobook for as low as 55% off

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  9. and finally got the thing.. during CNY, instead of just sleep and eat, he finally worked on the photobook.. downloaded the software and explored it, wow, really a nice little software capable of almost everything, easy to use and very friendly interface too.. and so he worked on that for one whole week (cos he is such a perfectionist, kept amending and changing the layout and design and photo selection until he was finally satisfied with it).. popped, and submitted the order and uploaded the artwork.. he anxiously waited for the delivery of his first every photobook..

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    1. Msmarazzi really hv to thank you for teaching her about adding own background and etc.

      If left to Mamarazzi, sure she will die die do black and white coz she dare not explore much

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  10. and pretty fast service too, in two working days photobook is ready to ship the order.. i think they have a standard SOP/ timeframe/ KPI for that right?? first day submitted they will have already printed and gone for QC, the second day QC will take a bit longer and by end of the day they will send the book for delivery.. Uncle SK received the photobook on the 4th working day morning, just nice on the eve of CNY..

    p/s: ooppss.. he actually did that very first photobook a week before CNY, he bought more books on promotion and did them during CNY.. :p

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    1. Yea wor...so fast. Submit today , next day received email shipped out. So efficient.

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    2. yeah, end of 2nd day received email shipped out.. but i guess 3rd day only reached GDex, then 4th day only delivered to us.. so okay lah, quite fast also, if not keep waiting anxiously, haha~~

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    3. Ya lo....I see some takes one week to print and ship out. Lagi nervous

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  11. wow, that's interesting! I should hv done that too. Missed the chance.

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    1. There should be opportunity later on maybe

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  12. Good morning...havent try this bcos these computer thingy just overwhelms me.

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    1. At first mamarazzi takut too but happy to find it easy

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  13. Oh dear, I had yet to claim mine! Expired yet or not?

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    1. April expire. Better do it fast. Takut last min line congested. You know la.

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  14. Syiokla got these type of promo. Can print lots and lots of Small Kucing's photos ;)

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  15. I bought this groupon too but have not claim it. Still sorting out my photos ! haha

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  16. Wah! So nice ah! Now like a model in a photo shot and has own album. ^_^

    Didnt notice such groupon offer. Must check it out if there is any.

    Btw, nice photos.

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    1. Thanks rose. Will let u know if spotted any such offer again

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  17. Its such a fabulous thing to do. Those photos inside will always be there for the sweet memories. Joshua will someday smile and cry looking at the collection of pictures.

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    1. Yea. Had a happy time sorting the photos

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  18. Oh really nice wor, i think i did see it before but didn't buy, wasn't quite sure about the quality, shall look for it next time hehe

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  19. I've seen the offer in SG too, but not sure if it's good. Wow, lucky you!

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  20. Nice. I like the layout you made.
    In fact, I have made one too for my girl in last year. Going to make 2nd photobook, already bought the voucher before Chinese New Year.

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    1. Thanks :).

      Now looking for their offer. If got some more promotions will wana get some.

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  21. I saw this offer on Groupon too, but thought it's too good to be true. Haha! The photos look good, considering u only paid for the postage fee hor.

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  22. Mama Kucing is truly a smart cat! I am jealous now lah that I didn't click and get one. I was damn malas as usual cos I will have headache to sort out the photos!!!!!!! I have no problem to upload them to perfection but I stored them in several places - pening.

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    1. why malas leh......aiyo wasted la....

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  23. Small Kucing - you are actaully cute & very photogenic with such a smart photographer who knows how to make you look lagi comel !!! That's why your Photobook came out cantik and bagus!! I must hire Mamarazzi to snap my photos too!

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    1. Thank you thank you but your own photo also very good leh

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