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Tonight Channel 4 At 8pm A Programme On TEMU

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One of the topics on ITV's This Morning has been about TEMU, that is often posted on LDs, I have never felt happy making a purchase from them, but there is a programme on Channel 4 tonight that maybe any LDs members who do buy should watch??

JoTarpley
3 weeks ago
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TheChimp

I've bought from Temu once. I will give the programme a watch. Thanks

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JoTarpley

TheChimp I think it should make an interesting watch, and there is always catch up if people can't get to a TV for 8pm, that comes in handy some times! 😉 x

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BonzoBanana

I know many of their products can be very dangerous including anything with liquids or fabrics even a cause of cancer as Korean scientists examined many of their products and found very dangerous chemicals in them. If you ever buy clothes from Temu always wash probably twice before wearing and never buy cosmetics or medication obviously. It is a personal import if you buy from them so outside the normal certification system of products sold in the UK. 8pm?

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PhilipMarc

BonzoBanana Heard from a YT video that they use child labor which isn't surprising given the extremely low prices.

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JoTarpley

BonzoBanana Yes I did hear the word toxic a couple of times 😱, I dread to think what else will be exposed, but don't think I have a life of leisure and sit down and watch TV in the mornings, feet up eating ice cream, I have a TV in the kitchen and listen to it like a radio! 😂 x

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egvickers

Temu/Shein are a bit like AliExpress - the reason the prices are so so so cheap is because the items are sent directly from where they’re produced (often China & surrounding areas) and they’re shipped at the cheapest ‘economy’ speed which is why the shipping also takes forever. Some products are a little rough - but that’s the same wherever you buy things - even on Amazon! It’s the same with the ‘TikTok Shop’ craze, too. Some good products, but just be careful what you’re buying, and know that while it’s cheap, it’ll take a while to arrive, and may not be the most perfect product (and returns/refunds are limited).

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PhilipMarc

egvickers Somewhat.

TEMU makes it feel like it's a game/gambling with cheap products.

I just prefer AliExpress and if I want an even cheaper price? Make a new account for new user discount.

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BonzoBanana

egvickers It used to be that the Chinese government would allow Chinese sellers to ship items for free as part of the export drive and then when it gets to the UK our own postal service foots the bill for transport from the port to the final address as is normal for international postage. This is for letter post so small items only but letter post is still up to 2Kg I think.

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Lynibis

I saw it on This Morning and was enough for me to know I have been right to never buy from them. When is a bargain not a bargain? When it's from Temu!

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jam45

Lynibis I wouldn't give them my card details in a million years. I don't like the sound of them that's why.

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Leannexxx

I've brought loads of stuff from them in fact just had a delivery today I'll watch the show see what it's like I wash everything I get delivered now anyway after covid

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telmel

Leannexxx I am guilty of buying a lot of items from them L , but i have saved a small fortune on most compared to even Amazon

I see exactly the same items on Amazon but at twice or sometimes three times the price, i often wonder if they make bulk purchases from them then sell on at inflated prices ?

And what i do like is they give you your money back or credit if you request a refund , credit is instant , so i cannot fault them for this , overall i am happy with my purchases

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Leannexxx

telmel same here we have a from them every month 😂

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JoTarpley

telmel I'm glad it's working for you and you're happy! I've even seen things on the Tesco website that I've seen on ebay, that come from China, so there's no hope really is there!! 🙄 x

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BonzoBanana

telmel I've bought quite a bit from the past but nothing in the last 6 months to a year. I bought two handheld games consoles from them at different times and each time when they arrived they were a much weaker specification than described so they went back. After that I think I've been blacklisted as don't get any Temu promotional emails now. I guess they expect people to put up with lower spec items than described.

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Pjran

When I turn the tv on later I will look on Channel 4 and set a record. I have order from TEMU and satisfied with my purchase.

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EmmaWright762

I'm 54 years old, survived a heart attack, am now in constant pain due to disability which will not improve and is simply a case of taking more and stronger pain killers over the next however long. I do buy from Temu at least once a month, I do not worry about the dangers so much for obvious reasons. I am grateful I can spend £15 on bits and bobs to cheer myself up and it doesn't break the bank.

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Lynibis

EmmaWright762 Your comment makes me realise how petty I am when complaining of my little aches and pains, which are all part of being 70. I wish you all good wishes and hope that maybe in the near future medical science can help you 🤗

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EmmaWright762

Lynibis Thankyou Lyn, but never forget we are all feeling our pain at our own level 🫤

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EmmaWright762

JoTarpley Thank you Jo 🙂

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PhilipMarc

Man, there are so many on YT who already covered TEMU there's hardly any point to watch a Live TV channel for that.

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jms19

What is the nature of the show, is it an expose or just a general thing on how it works etc?

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TheChimp

jms19 Who knows? You're just going to have to watch and see

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JoTarpley

jms19 It's a Dispatches Special, Dispatches is a British current affairs Documentary programme on Channel 4 that started in 1987 and has been nominated and won numerous awards, so it's an investigative programme x

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suevernon1968

Its all a gamble. Even the large chains have been found to use slave labour. To me temu is a bit overwhelming- getting emails through telling me i can have £200 of products free etc etc.

Amazon aren’t always the cheapest though - i also can’t understand why after you have purchased something in particular- say a toaster - amazon then bombard you with good offers on toasters. ! Ive just bought one why would I want another?

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MelissaLee1

Guess you get what you pay for but happy to compromise on some stuff.Watching now.Thanks.

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chele44

Must watch it on Catch up. I’ve bought lots of stuff from Temu and rarely been disappointed. I’ve actually bought stuff from Temu and it was delivered from Amazon which shocked me. It just shows that there’s stuff on Temu that’s also on Amazon but at a higher inflated price

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jam45

chele44 Years ago, whenever I made a purchase from Amazon (it was based in Luxembourg and tax free) everything I purchased was dirt cheap. For example, HP 21 Printer Cartridge £7.99-£9.99 each), whereas Currys, Tesco and others were charging between (£14.99-19.99 each). Now Amazon is dearer than Home Bargain and B&M. I won't be watching Temu because I have only read negative stories about them. That tells me everything I need to know about them.

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Consumer

I've always been uncertain about whether or not to buy - thanks for posting; I'll watch the 21:00 repeat 😃

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MrsCraig

I had planned to watch this but our TV decided to break yesterday evening. I've never bought anything from them and I don't intend to. I was wary of them from the start. I don't order from Shein or Aliexpress, but I know they are popular too.

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Jerseydrew

There's loads on temu on YouTube as well. I have used them before. I try and avoid them because of the stuff I've heard and they hound you to buy from them

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HEDGEHOGS

I've never bought from Temu, no real interest to be honest but have friends that do and always sem to be very happy with their purchases, will have a look at the tv programme though.

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martinlufc5637

There is always a price being paid for cheap stuff, either it's poor quality or child slave labour, my wife only uses Shein now

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jam45

martinlufc5637 I think Shein is just as bad as Temu. If I am not mistaken, they are both online rivals selling low-cost goods.

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martinlufc5637

jam45 she purchased quite a lot of clothing for our holiday, beach wear ect.. and she is really happy with everything she purchased and the quality

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