Do you like online shopping?

Australia
April 25, 2007 10:32pm CST
I like shopping but i never try online shopping. I am to afraid to buy something in online shopping, give my credit card's number and my address. I heard from my friend that her credit card is use by another person she didn't know, and that person buy thing online. So i prefer to shopping cash on the mall or store. Do you think is save to get shopping online? Do you have any story for that? Thank you
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
26 Apr 07
I shop on ebay but I at first I only sent a money order for everything I bought on there. Now I use paypal because I have a paypal debt card. Paypal so far seems secure I just have to watch my emails like one time someone tried to add there name to my papal account I denied them before it happende.
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• Australia
27 Apr 07
Thank you for your reply shaun
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
27 Apr 07
your welcome
• Canada
18 Aug 07
I love shopping on line. I love it because I'm able to buy from anywhere in the world, and that option gives me a much better chance of finding what I'm looking for. I love Turkish Delight, for example, and I enjoy buying the stuff that was actually made in Turkey. http://www.turkishtaste.com is my favourite place to buy Turkish Delight since I can't ind what I want locally.
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• Australia
10 Sep 07
Hello danichcanadian I can see that you really enjoy shopping online. Thank you for your share. God bless you
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
28 Apr 07
I have done online shopping. but not heaps. I only get from good companies and havent had any trouble. I have had a friend who has had trouble, but only once. Just make sure if you do, that it is a reputable company or one that friends recommend
• Australia
30 Apr 07
Thank you for your advice. Good day
• Indonesia
28 Apr 07
i like online shopping, i think it's more efficient, but it's also harmful, i usually buy my aeroplane ticket online, :)
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• Australia
28 Apr 07
Thank you for your reply
@stdrst (472)
• Bulgaria
27 Apr 07
I like shopping, too. But I never try to buy things from internet. No, one I bought a plane ticket with internet. Maybe only buying tickets is good with internet. But I don't know.
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• Australia
28 Apr 07
No risk if you buying tickets from the internet. Thank you
@msjigga (866)
• United States
27 Apr 07
the only online shopping i do is on ebay because they have paypal and with pay pal the merchant does not get your credit card or banking information. paypal is cool. i will shop at other online stores if they accept paypal. i haven't really been looking at other online stores other than ebay.
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• Australia
28 Apr 07
Ebay is a safe store. Thank you for your information
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
27 Apr 07
Online shopping is not my favorite. I Like to see things close, touch them, or smelling them if scent is relevant. I have bought a few things online but so far it has been software a recharge on my phone service for back home. I use a rechargeable credit card for all my online purchases. I only refill it when there is something I want to buy online and just for about the amount that is needed, so even if someone gets my credit card info , it won't take them anywhere.
• Australia
28 Apr 07
That a good idea.Thank you for your information
@avonrep1 (1863)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I buy stuff online all the time. Your information is more likely to be stolen in a brick and mortor store than in an online store. If you are worried about shopping on line and people getting your information, use a prepaid credit card. They are cheap to use and you get peice of mind that your information is safe.
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• Australia
28 Apr 07
Thank you avonrep, thanks for your information
• China
27 Apr 07
I like shopping very much . I koow online shopping is very popular now,i also know many people make shopping onlines,some of my firiends sale commodities online ,and their traddings well. To myself ,i will like it ,but now i have nomoney ,so ...
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• Australia
28 Apr 07
Okay, thank you for your reply. Maybe after myLot paid you can try it
@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
27 Apr 07
I did a number of online purchases like every time I buy airline tickets; I purchase it online because it’s more convenient because I don’t have to go to their office just to purchase a ticket. But I still prefer the real shopping compared to online shopping. When I shop, I always like to see what it looks like in real life because pictures can be deceiving. And for clothes, of course I would like to try it on first if it looks good on me and the fitting is just ok before I purchase it. But I think online shopping is safe now. They employ an encryption technology so data you send online will be safe from hackers. And so far, I didn’t encounter any problems with the transactions that I did online. So if you really don’t have time to shop around, online shopping is the best because you can do your shopping and purchases at the comfort of your won home.
• Australia
28 Apr 07
Hi clod0327 thank you for your information
@milkymoon (119)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I don't really mind buying things online, but I am always careful. I only use trusted sites like Paypal and Amazon. I find the biggest problem with online shopping is the SHIPPING charges! They are SO expensive! Also, sometimes the picture doesn't look like the product in real life. And if you are buying clothing, it's so hard to get the size right!
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• Australia
28 Apr 07
Thank you for your information. Some of product can be more nice than the reality.
• United States
26 Apr 07
Oh yes, I love shopping online. When I was pregnant with my twins in 2005, I was addicted to shopping online because I did not have to leave my home and waste money driving to a place far away. I would rather have spent money on shipping than leave my home. Plus, sometimes, you can get good deals online that you can not get in a regular store. Try it, you too will become addicted like I did.
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• Australia
27 Apr 07
wow.. Better i'm not try, my mom can get mad if i become addicted with that.Thank you for your information, make me more know about that.
• United States
26 Apr 07
Yes, I shop online, but I use a debit card. It will never have large amounts on it.
• Australia
27 Apr 07
Thank you for your reply
• India
26 Apr 07
Yes what your friend said was correct. Anyone can do online shopping without other cards and knowing their 16 digit card number and CVV number (when you turn your card you will see this number). So better not to do shopping through online.
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• Australia
27 Apr 07
Thank you for your advice friend
@easyzheng (666)
• China
26 Apr 07
No. online shopping gives me a sense of insecurity and not reliability. I've never thought of buying things on line but I did have experience like that. Half an year ago, a friend of mine bought me a favorite book through internet and I waited and waited and waited for as long as more than on month and I lost hope at last. My friend sent email to that online store and every time he was told to be patient until one day he was informed that they failed to send out the book at all for some excuse and refunded the payment. I would not give a single consideration of online shopping in my life, I think.
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• Australia
27 Apr 07
Sorry to hear that, at least they refund your money. Thank you for sharing this with me
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
I think you just have ti buy from reputable on-line sites or If you are not comfortable, just buy and pay thru Money Order ( via post office),check payment or bank payment.I , for one is selling some items thru online and I am honest in sending my products. Http://denise0708.multiply.com is my selling store in the Philippines.
• Australia
27 Apr 07
Thank you for your information
@mohit1123 (564)
• India
26 Apr 07
Flankly i dont say i hate online shopping but PRIVACY AND SECURITY is an important issue and flankly how much ever u try its not gonna be overcome
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• Australia
27 Apr 07
Thank you for your respond
• Philippines
26 Apr 07
hey, i also love shopping though i havent tried shopping on line.. i have heard of that, when you put your credit cards number on internet there's a big posibility that your card will hacked! and aside from that i may not be sure if the item that i oedered is real or not fake
• Australia
27 Apr 07
Thank you for your respond krisrael
• India
26 Apr 07
I dont do shopping online. There is a possibility of misuse of our credit cards by others, who keep it as a business of using others cards. It is safe to buy directly from the stores or shopping centers.
• Australia
27 Apr 07
Thank you for your reply
• Canada
26 Apr 07
you are right we are very much worried about using credit card online, this has never happened to me but anything can happen any time. So i always avoid using credit card and also even giving to other persons also.
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• Australia
27 Apr 07
Thank you for your response, we need to secure our personal information.