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Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by hnworisa(m): 4:24pm On Jul 25, 2018
You'll know the Jumia Treasure Hunt right? Well if you don't visit this link -> https://www./treasure-hunt

Jumia claims to have hidden their best selling items in odd categories on their sites with a 99% discount.
Eg: an iPhone X going for #3500 hidden in the Televisions category.

After searching for several hours to no avail. I closed the jumia app to reopen it an hour or two later and boom! the item is there but there's a twist, it was already sold out. This happened to me during the washing machine & iPhone search.

So I took to Facebook and Twitter to see the reactions of other users and I wasn't pleased as 90% believe it's a scam.
So what do you think is, scam or not?

tl;dr: is Jumia Treasure Hunt a scam or not?

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Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by hnworisa(m): 4:25pm On Jul 25, 2018
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by hnworisa(m): 4:26pm On Jul 25, 2018
https://www_jumia_com_ng/treasure-hunt/
Change the underscores to dots
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by iKingsley(m): 10:26pm On Jul 25, 2018
hnworisa:
You'll know the Jumia Treasure Hunt right? Well if you don't visit this link -> https://www./treasure-hunt

Jumia claims to have hidden their best selling items in odd categories on their sites with a 99% discount.
Eg: an iPhone X going for #3500 hidden in the Televisions category.

After searching for several hours to no avail. I closed the jumia app to reopen it an hour or two later and boom! the item is there but there's a twist, it was already sold out. This happened to me during the washing machine & iPhone search.

So I took to Facebook and Twitter to see the reactions of other users and I wasn't pleased as 90% believe it's a scam.
So what do you think is, scam or not?

tl;dr: is Jumia Treasure Hunt a scam or not?
it's a scam because they don't post it at stipulated time 12:30pm. They wait until everyone is exhausted searching before they would and whoever bumps on it then wins

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Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Apus: 10:58pm On Jul 25, 2018
iKingsley:
it's a scam because they don't post it at stipulated time 12:30pm. They wait until everyone is exhausted searching before they would and whoever bumps on it then wins


That's the plan. They delay till enough traffic is driven to their site. Unbecoming of a corporate body as jumia to deceive Nigerians like our Politicians do. I kept refreshing site for over an hour and had to stop when I began to feel like a jobless kid.

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Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by MrBONE2(m): 11:32pm On Jul 25, 2018
Apus:



That's the plan. They delay till enough traffic is driven to their site. Unbecoming of a corporate body as jumia to deceive Nigerians like our Politicians do. I kept refreshing site for over an hour and had to stop when I began to feel like a jobless kid.

grin

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Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by hnworisa(m): 1:32am On Jul 26, 2018
It's quite shameful
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by miracood(f): 6:21am On Jul 26, 2018
WHY ON EARTH would anyone want to sell an IphoneX for #3500 .


i laugh in yoruba 4 those who will CONTINUE TO WASTE THEIR hard earned mb for thIS baseless seach of a NON:EXISTENT TREASURE

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Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Nobody: 7:24am On Jul 26, 2018
iKingsley:
it's a scam because they don't post it at stipulated time 12:30pm. They wait until everyone is exhausted searching before they would and whoever bumps on it then wins

Then it's not a scam since 1 lucky person will eventually win it. In these kind of things u don't need to stress it. When u start stressing it hoping to win that is when u don't win and then one person that did not even target it will log in at the right time and win it.

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Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Nobody: 7:28am On Jul 26, 2018
miracood:
WHY ON EARTH would anyone want to sell an IphoneX for #3500 .


i laugh in yoruba 4 those who will CONTINUE TO WASTE THEIR hard earned mb for thIS baseless seach of a NON:EXISTENT TREASURE

Exactly. U expect to buy iPhone x for 3,500 and don't want to work lol. If it's that easy then everybody would be winning, it's just like a raffle draw, u can get 1,000 raffle tickets and don't win while someone will get just 1 raffle ticket and hit the jackpot. That's not a scam.

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Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Smallbaby(f): 11:46am On Jul 26, 2018
iKingsley:
it's a scam because they don't post it at stipulated time 12:30pm. They wait until everyone is exhausted searching before they would and whoever bumps on it then wins
there is terms and condition. Read well before joining a contest. Its not a scam because it is well stated only 1 pcs is up for giveaway

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Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Smallbaby(f): 11:47am On Jul 26, 2018
Apus:



That's the plan. They delay till enough traffic is driven to their site. Unbecoming of a corporate body as jumia to deceive Nigerians like our Politicians do. I kept refreshing site for over an hour and had to stop when I began to feel like a jobless kid.
i focus more on flash sales, cuz it more dan one unit
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by gonaij: 11:48am On Jul 26, 2018
miracood:
WHY ON EARTH would anyone want to sell an IphoneX for #3500 .


i laugh in yoruba 4 those who will CONTINUE TO WASTE THEIR hard earned mb for thIS baseless seach of a NON:EXISTENT TREASURE
i won one last year,its legit!
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by drunkpunk(m): 12:28pm On Jul 26, 2018
Apus:



That's the plan. They delay till enough traffic is driven to their site. Unbecoming of a corporate body as jumia to deceive Nigerians like our Politicians do. I kept refreshing site for over an hour and had to stop when I began to feel like a jobless kid.

i thought it was just me. waiting for todays own.. a minute to go...
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Nobody: 3:02pm On Jul 26, 2018
drunkpunk:


i thought it was just me. waiting for todays own.. a minute to go...

So if u don't win it then it's a scam lol. People sha
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by donmarvex1(m): 3:38pm On Jul 26, 2018
Smallbaby:
there is terms and condition. Read well before joining a contest. Its not a scam because it is well stated only 1 pcs is up for giveaway

There is a stipulated time for each treasure hunt. So far Jumia decided not to make the product available.

And yes, we know only one winner per item during the treasure hunt period.

Just imagine myself searching tiresomely at the stipulated time Jumia was supposed.. emphasis on was supposed to make the product available... instead they decide to put it whenever they like after wasting precious time of users, it's against core user experience policies and Jumia should be very apologetic about it.

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Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by donmarvex1(m): 3:42pm On Jul 26, 2018
Smallbaby:
there is terms and condition. Read well before joining a contest. Its not a scam because it is well stated only 1 pcs is up for giveaway

Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Nobody: 4:02pm On Jul 26, 2018
[quote author=donmarvex1 post=69725707][/quote]

I don't understand ur rant bro. So u expect jumia to tell u the exact time and place they hid the item?
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by fowosh: 4:04pm On Jul 26, 2018
those testifying that treasure hunt is not a scam are either working for jumia or have been paid to draw peoples attention to the page..its purely scam of the highest order....i have even stopped visiting the page
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by donmarvex1(m): 5:09pm On Jul 26, 2018
greenhulk:


I don't understand ur rant bro. So u expect jumia to tell u the exact time and place they hid the item?

For starters, you can clearly see that the time for the commencement of the treasure hunt is given and the category to look in stated as well

Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Nobody: 5:22pm On Jul 26, 2018
donmarvex1:


For starters, you can clearly see that the time for the commencement of the treasure hunt is given and the category to look in stated as well

and u kept refreshing from 2:30pm till midnight? bro u get time oh
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by drunkpunk(m): 11:08pm On Jul 26, 2018
greenhulk:


So if u don't win it then it's a scam lol. People sha

you dont get the argument. the thing is it doesnt come up by 12:30pm according to them... they wait for several minutes even an hour before they post it...
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Nobody: 11:12pm On Jul 26, 2018
drunkpunk:


you dont get the argument. the thing is it doesnt come up by 12:30pm according to them... they wait for several minutes even an hour before they post it...

Exactly why it's for 1 lucky winner. If coca cola is saying buy a Coke and win 1 million naira, does that mean every coke u buy will have the lucky number on the cover? Someone can buy a whole truck and still not win while someone will buy just 1 bottle and win.

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Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Bills2307(m): 7:47am On Jul 27, 2018
I had to scroll ND scroll ND scroll and DOZED off. How can someone scroll down up to 50000 items in search one iPhone or washing machine. I had to filter, still no avail! I don delete the app. This thing requires time
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Ayemileto(m): 12:55pm On Jul 27, 2018
Bills2307:
I had to scroll ND scroll ND scroll and DOZED off. How can someone scroll down up to 50000 items in search one iPhone or washing machine. I had to filter, still no avail! I don delete the app. This thing requires time

Lol. what i simply do is type the price in the price filter. like 500-500. sort by newest in.

But i'm kind of believing the thing is scam.

They asked us to check for PC in men's shoe section between 10AM to 12PM. Its almost 1 already, nothing's up.

The same thing happened for yesterday's PS4.

I'm actually using a system to check. Is the product restricted to their app alone?
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by bamac(m): 1:14pm On Jul 27, 2018
Ayemileto:


Lol. what i simply do is type the price in the price filter. like 500-500. sort by newest in.

But i'm kind of believing the thing is scam.

They asked us to check for PC in men's shoe section between 10AM to 12PM. Its almost 1 already, nothing's up.

The same thing happened for yesterday's PS4.

I'm actually using a system to check. Is the product restricted to their app alone?

It is better to use the app.

Also, you can only use category to filter, othes will not work for such promo.
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Bills2307(m): 1:56pm On Jul 27, 2018
Ayemileto:


Lol. what i simply do is type the price in the price filter. like 500-500. sort by newest in.

But i'm kind of believing the thing is scam.

They asked us to check for PC in men's shoe section between 10AM to 12PM. Its almost 1 already, nothing's up.

The same thing happened for yesterday's PS4.

I'm actually using a system to check. Is the product restricted to their app alone?
I don’t think it’s restricted only to their app alone. Their thunder still Dey Borno Dey come..
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Ayemileto(m): 2:56pm On Jul 27, 2018
Bills2307:
I don’t think it’s restricted only to their app alone. Their thunder still Dey Borno Dey come..

You're right. I downloaded their app after this guys post

bamac:


It is better to use the app.

Also, you can only use category to filter, othes will not work for such promo.


There's nothing related to the treasure in that price range and that section.


Plus, the only one i have seen so far which is about or days ago(The Iphone), i actually saw it in a browser with the price filter, and its sold out already.
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Ayemileto(m): 3:52pm On Jul 27, 2018
I just rechecked, the system has appeared but sold out grin
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by Ayemileto(m): 3:57pm On Jul 27, 2018
Iphone to is sold out
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by bamac(m): 5:37pm On Jul 27, 2018
Ayemileto:


You're right. I downloaded their app after this guys post




There's nothing related to the treasure in that price range and that section.


Plus, the only one i have seen so far which is about or days ago(The Iphone), i actually saw it in a browser with the price filter, and its sold out already.


I am not saying it is restricted to app, i am just saying app is better for situationsike hunt or related as the browser is restricted.

You were able to see it using the filter after it has been sold, when it is still on you cannot use such filter, they have a way of testrictimg it for easy location.
Re: Jumia Treasure Hunt, Scam Or Not? by HeyHey(f): 7:14pm On Jul 27, 2018
Even if u eventually see the item, you cant buy it.Its either out of stock or not found. B like say na them-them kinda thing

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