is online purchasing safe and reliable like on e bay

India
October 6, 2008 4:58pm CST
freinds is online purchasing fo r products like mobiels i pods pcs or laptops or cameras is safe or not because i think it benfits a lot as you bid for some stuff and the you easily get it at your own demanded price and the product as far as i am concerned e aby is an very popular site so it wont let the users down and please guide me aabout the precautions to be taken and pther things to be taken inmind while doing online business
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@evillo (98)
• Egypt
6 Oct 08
it depends on WHICH company u r dealing with.. that is to say ,companies dealing with customers on the web , is just like files dealing with ur system in a present of an AntiVirus .. with certified signatures company is virus free .. new company with no security certification , is just a new virus that is objected to be suspended in a blink of eye & so is the infected file (ur credit that u gave away to that company)
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@derek_a (10902)
7 Oct 08
I have bought from Ebay hundreds of times. Some small things and some larger expensive things like computers etc. I have never had any problems either buying or selling stuff. I always check out sellers feedback though. I think it wise to do this.
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• India
7 Oct 08
k i think e bay is a trusted site and i should read users feedback and comments before buying
@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
7 Oct 08
till date i have purchased few items from Futurebazaar and I have to say they are real good with the quality of the product an also delivers the products on time.. While buying something online do a proper research on the sellers past performance records and also see the terms and conditins for clauses like returning the products in case it doesn't meet your need or is delivered in a damaged conditions..
• India
7 Oct 08
yes there outlets are spreading all over india
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
Yes, I believe it's safe. Ebay is legitimate so I find no problem purchasing via e-bay. To avoid getting fooled, don't just trust a site. Do your online purchasing with trusted ones like e-bay, amazon and the likes.
• India
7 Oct 08
k i will remember your advice happy mylotting
@Kmarie923 (875)
• United States
6 Oct 08
It is completely safe if you use paypal. Paypal usually always sides with the buyer in a dispute and you have up to 60 days to ask for your money back. Sending money orders and using Western Union is really risky. You may not receive your product, but you can't get your money back either
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• India
7 Oct 08
k thanks for your response
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
8 Oct 08
it depends the site.but i would not buy that stuff if not paypal,coz if paypal you can get your money back easily if you complained that the stuff you bought incase your are not satisfied.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
7 Oct 08
My daughter uses ebay all of the time. She purchases all of her clothes, well not all but most, through ebay. She has never had a problem and has always received the things she bought. She uses my paypal account since she doesn't have one and she just gives me the money and I put it into my bank account and then transfer it to my paypal account. She did have a slight problem once with ebay but it got resolved. She purchased two tops and a belly button ring that after weeks did not come to our house. Well, after about three weeks I got a phone call from my sister in law that there were three packages at her house, addressed to me. She lives in another city, one I used to live in, and so she had to send them to me, which cost more money. What happened is, the person who my daughter bought the items from, lost our address. So she checked our address on my paypal account and sent the items there. Since she only had my name on my paypal account she sent them to me. I forgot to change my address in paypal when I moved so they had my old address. So they sent them to my old address, which was my sister in laws address. I was living with her. So we notified paypal about it and sent them a copy of the stamps she had to put on the packages, and paypal reinbursed my account for the amount of the stamps, which was just under $5.00. I thought that was really nice of paypal and I am sure the person who owns the store got charged from paypal for it.
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7 Oct 08
Hi nutanjain, I wouldn't trust any other sites but ebay, because you hear a lot of horrors strories about people losing their money and not getting the goods or the right good that they wanted in the first place, so be very careful. Tamara
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@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
Online purchasing is safe. My husband bought me a new mobile phone online and it is in good condition. When it comes to the brand it is original and you in cases there are problems you can always go to an outlet near your area. The convenience of buying stuff online is that you no longer have to fall in line when your paying and you have lots of choices when it comes to the color and design. Just be sure that the site where you purchased your product has a good reputation so you wont have to worry about counterfeit item
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• India
7 Oct 08
I have purchased many things online including Digital Cameras too, but I don't think that purchasing on Ebay will be safe because, the goods are sold by users themselves and so they can Cheat You! Purchase from a Safe Online Site which has a SSL Security like Verisign Secured Sites.
@shell94 (990)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
I make sure that the site I am buying from is secure. I have never had any issues with purchases I have made in the past.
• Canada
6 Oct 08
I have shopped on line in all kinds of stores from large places like Borders books, to auction sites like eBay, and I have never had a problem. The occasional fraudster will rip off a credit card number, but that happens off line as well. It happened to my grandfather at the gas station once, and another friend of mine in a local book store. There are risks in everything, but all in all, online shopping including eBay is pretty safe. I am going to do all of my Christmas shopping on eBay this year.
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I heard some people complained and some also are happy and contented with their stuffs they bought online.Personally, i don't do shopping online and haven't done it even once.I love going from store to store to shop.Its one of my favorite thing to do.Its am exercise for me.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
13 Oct 08
I try too many order online but i have a good experience in this and it is absolutely find with me like when I do my order most of the time in Amazon and everything that I made as my order are all in good shape and even to the place they will delivered it is exactly fine and the deduction from my account for payment are also good......