How often do you make online purchases? Any sites you really trust more?

United States
April 25, 2007 11:52pm CST
How often would you say you purchase things online? Are you an ebay shopper, half.com, amazon any of them? which is your favorite? Any advice on good shopping sites? Overall has your internet shopping been positive?
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@collstarx (1177)
• Indonesia
26 Apr 07
I am never to make online purchase because I am still afraid to use my creditcard to online purchase. Many fraud I am hear in internet. Best regards
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
26 Apr 07
The Internet is actually pretty safe for making online purchases if you follow a few simple rules: 1. Use a seperate credit card for online purchases only, and make sure they have a $0 fraud liability clause. 2. Make sure you deal with respected sites that offer secure 128 bit encryption and have valid site certificates. 3. Make sure you close the interenet browser after you have made your purchase and then clear your internet cache. If you follow the above guildlines you should be safe. Keep in mind that when you swipe a credit or debit card at a store or atm, your credit card information is travelling over the same lines as it does when you make a purchase on the internet, and often the retailers keep that information on file in their internal databases.
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I tend to purchase a lot online, and as long as you seperate credit card for it and go to respected sites it is very safe. I make most of my purchases from amazon, ebay and other bix box retailers like sears, best buy, etc. For the most part it's been pretty positive the only negatives I've had were from best buy who I will never purchase something from online again and amazon, but amazon always makes good on the few issues that have arrived. Do you shop on online babygurl, and if so what sites do you buy things from?
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• United States
26 Apr 07
I don't make as many online purchases that I used to. I used to buy pretty frequently, once a month usually. Now, I buy online every few months, less if I really don't see anything for a good deal that I have my eye on. If I really have to have it and I can find it at a cheap price, I'll buy it. I like buying from amazon.com, and I buy things from etsy.com because they're nice prices for homemade, handmade items that are one of a kind.
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Oh gosh I buy lots online and luckily I have never had an issue with identity theft. I use Ebay, Amazon.com, fragrancenet.com, bathandbodyworks.com, nascarstore.com oh gosh several others that don't come to me at the moment. I did a ton of Christmas shopping last year and it was delightful. I only recommend secure sites of course. I also recommend you allow plenty of time. I always allow 2-3 weeks before I need the item. I think they pool the orders not all ship out the next day. My favorite is probably Amazon,com, because they have great sales (Friday sales are the best) and quality merchandise at a fair price I think.
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@cancatis (406)
• Brazil
26 Apr 07
I mostly buy from Amazon and Brazilian bookshops (like Saraiva, Siciliano and some other random sites). I think I'll spend my online-money (=PayPal) on eBay, tho. Amazon always get a thumbs-up from me. =D
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@touchnshine (2821)
• India
28 Apr 07
Well I don't go for purchasing much .. but I used to sell items on Ebay .. Out of all the sites I will recommend Ebay as the best one.. I have also purchased many things from ebay too.. and yes all my shopping was simply positive :)
@skbadhan (881)
• India
26 Apr 07
hi don't online purchases vey frequently but recently i have purchased few electonic items from ebay. i haven't tried as yet any other site but i think ebay is also best as it has verity of ranges to thousands of products i will go for other site only if i can't find my item on ebay.