what do you think about buying on the internet?

China
November 17, 2007 6:10am CST
what do you think about buying something on the internet? i bought a coat in "taobao" the day before yesterday, it is a beattuful coat,i like it very,i think if i wear it,i would more beautiful,too. but when i receive it today,i was very disappointed with it,it was not as good as the picture in the web,and the size was not right.i was very sad. however,the saler was a good man ,he was agree with my return. maybe i must be prudent to buy something on the internet next time.hehe .
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11 responses
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
17 Nov 07
online-overcoat - online-overcoat [1332372.aspx] posted by Ailence
Hi & Hello my friend Ailence. I do think about buying online is something need to have as we are now very busy offline and have to catch up our life schedule on daily basis. In fact on weekend very busy with our family life. You are very lucky and fortunate as the seller/merchant was kind enough to you and showed that he is a real good businessman. To me I am comfortable with online, just like I bought my computer. Even though the price might be higher compare to offline, but for me the warranty and guarantee plus their service-after-sales is what I am looking at as my priority. HAPPY DAPPY.
• China
20 Nov 07
oh.my friend goodsign,thank you for saying that.when i desided to buy clothes online,i have known that maybe it is not as good as i think.so when i opened the clothes bag,i was not too sad,of course,i have to pay for the postage received and return,hehe,it is the cost of my rash action .
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
20 Nov 07
smile !!!!
• China
21 Nov 07
Most of the time ,it is wonderful!but sometimes it really troubles.Take clothes for example,the photo of the clothes have been PSed,you can't see the really colour of them.And the material,you can't feel it!the most worried thing is the size,always large or small!Never suit me!
• China
10 Dec 07
yes, you are right.im agree with you.it's true that it is trouble to buy clothes online.maybe we should buy something offline,like clothes,but someone online,like boook.hehe ,good luck next time.
• India
20 Nov 07
i guess got to be first sure from where u r buying ur products-whether it is genuine or not is important!i buy things from ebay which is quite genuine and trust worthy.and sometimes u come across a good deal.
• China
10 Dec 07
maybe it is my frist to buy online,so i didn't have any experience,hehe.i think i will be better next time.
@jhaime (134)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
Transactions in the internet is very easy and fast specially if your looking for hard to find items. the drawback is you will be cheated by the seller or you will not get the right item because there no time to verify it first personally before buying the item. My transactions online are all great because I only transact to a person who are available for meet ups. ^^
• China
10 Dec 07
yeah,i think you are so clever,and i should take an example with you.hehe,good luck!
@fanji008 (782)
• China
18 Nov 07
Hi,there! I've also bought many things in 'taobao'. I think it really depends on different sellers. Some of the things are not as good as what it was described online. But some owners are very honest and tell everything before we buy the things. I think at any time we should be prudent when we buy things online.We'd better observe more about the stores online. We can take a look at the comment that customers made for the store.If the store has a good reputation,then it's more reliable. I hope you'll get good product online next time. Good luck:)
• China
20 Nov 07
yeah,im agree with you,you are rinht ,we must observe more about the store online ,maybe i was not prudent enough bucause of my first time.hehe
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
buying products in the net is not bad but the only thing about it once the product you purchased is delivered to you..you dont know if there a missing quantity or broken when shipped yo you..you just dont know i still prefer having it in a real store.. i can choose and see
• China
20 Nov 07
maybe we can buy something online like book,and for something we'd better try on like clothes.hehe
• China
18 Nov 07
Well,I think such things do not happen all the time. Taobao is a good place to buy things. I have bought many things from it. Very conveniet.
• China
21 Nov 07
yes,i like taobao website,i will open a shop on it,hehe
• Brazil
17 Nov 07
I just buy games on the internet. I dont buy clothes or things like that, its better buying in a shop than the internet.
• China
21 Nov 07
ye,i think you are right,games,books can be bought on the internet,but we'd better buy colthes offline.hehe
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
17 Nov 07
Oh that too bad, I think it is a bit risky buying clothes on the internet as even in the stores it is wise to try some things on, sizes can be so different, and you are right things can look better in photos, I hope you find something somewhere that you like...
• China
20 Nov 07
yeah,maybe we can buy books,computer and so on online,but not clothes.
• New Zealand
18 Nov 07
Sometimes it pays (literally) to email or contact the seller with some relevant questions before buying. Me being way down under in New Zealand I used to always email questions to online stores in UK, USA and ebay. Relevant questions are: Cost of insurance and shipping options - can it be tracked online?, what type of shipping - standard, surface mail, etc, and the expected delivery date. Maybe ask for the manufacturer's/brand name for the item, including any model/serial numbers and it's origin and materials used. This will give you specific information, that you maybe able to review online to get some idea of the item's quality and reputation. Also general questions, such as warranties, possible replacements, local customer support, item description/guidleines/manuals, contact details, and so on. Sometimes even ring them - This is what I use to do for credit card details and more specific questions...
@atchmon (140)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
Hmm.. Being prudent is not bad.. But I think, that as long as you like what you are buying, and you do know the website thoroughly, I think its not that bad...