How Safe is Online Shopping

December 24, 2008 1:21am CST
What do you people think? Is online shopping safe? Is it safe to buy things with out the look and feel of it? Do you think some online shopping site is good? Please provide your valuable feedback
4 responses
@y4ndys (45)
• Indonesia
19 Jan 09
i do business on line yet i dont always believe in online shopping at least someone buy something from them first dan i believe but i dont believe in buying electonics or expensive stuff i would rather look at the real thing first because im afraid wether it is a broken stuff or not
• United States
24 Dec 08
We do a lot of online shopping. I think that it is safe as long as you choose sites that are reputable. There are some things that are hard to buy without touching. One big one that I come across sometimes is buying books without looking at them. While this is easy if you have a book you know you want, but if you have a topic and not a specific book then finding the perfect book can be hard. Sometimes I pick out books I want at the bookstore and then buy them online where they are much cheaper. Online shopping is something that is easy for a lot of us to do though. We have already been shopping by catalog for ages! Sites we shop at regularly are Amazon, eBay (though you have to be very careful shopping here and are sometimes disappointed), and some specialty shops (I buy beads and jewelry making supplies online a lot).
@triharder (244)
• Singapore
24 Dec 08
if you're talking about safe as in your money safe, well then its 100% safe. Most (decent) sites use a 128 bit encryption to encode your CC information so it doesn't get stolen... As far as the look and feel goes it really depends one what you're buying...try to read some user reviews or see if you can compare it to a similar item....also maybe try to get details like dimensions, weight, material etc. That should help you buy online!
• United States
24 Dec 08
I shop online all the time and honestly have never had one problem with the whole process of looking for the products, reading reviews, using credit card, debit card or paypal without any difficulties. I prefer to shop on line now because I can shop at my own pace, I can easily compare prices at different stores, no lines to stand in, a lot of times the stores will offer free shipping or some kind of discount or deal. It is always nice too when you can read what others who have purchased the same product you are interested in and see how their experience was after purchasing product. Most stores are honest enough they even show when customers write a negative review about their shopping experience. My personal information has always been dealt with on a secure sight so I have never had any issues where my information was in any jeopardy of being of being stolen or abused. Another great thing about online shopping is there are no store can shop at three in the morning if you want to. I hope this helps. I do know some others that are afraid of online shopping and I just want to share my experiences and let you know I think its a great and safe way to shop. Good luck and Happy Holidays!