Is it safe to shopping online?

@ajithlal (14568)
India
April 4, 2009 12:18pm CST
I have heard that there is a risk of shopping online. What do you think about it? Have you shopped anything online? What was the first thing you shopped online?
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18 responses
@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
5 Apr 09
Well, I think it depends on the online shop that you buy things from. I usually choose a reliable online shop to make the transactions. Of course, when you proceed the online payment, there may be some risk too, where your confidential information may be stolen. But, a good online store should have all the security in place. If I am not mistaken, the first thing I bought online was air ticket. I like to book the air ticket and accommodation online too, it's very convenient, and I think the airline online websites should be quite secured.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
6 Apr 09
Thanks for marking this as the best response. ^_^
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
5 Apr 09
i have shopped online & it turned out o.k.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
31 Mar 12
I am little afraid to do online shopping because I am afraid they might cost more than what they say through the credit cards.
@CMTS_87 (1342)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
I don't shop online for the simple reason that I think it is so safe and I strongly believe that it is still more enjoyable to go to the mall and walk around. Happy MyLotting!
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
20 Jun 12
I think the good thing about shopping in mall, etc is that we can enjoy the things and see the things that we want to shop.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
4 Apr 09
i think you have to be careful as in anything you do online. out of the 20 things that i have bought on ebay, there was only one seller that i had an issue with. my item got lost in the mail and although i complained several times, i never got anything back from them.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
21 May 12
I think ebay is one of the most trusted sites and lots of people are not a days buying things through ebay.
@aprilten (1977)
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
I haven't tried it because I'm afraid that it might not be safe. But, some items are cheaper to buy online.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
21 May 12
The good thing about online shopping is that most of the items are less costly than the items that are available in the market. I think some sites are safe for shopping while others are not.
@blion23 (404)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I think that it is pretty safe to shop online. There is a slight risk however and I would still be careful. Some tips to follow are to only use approved sites and sites that others have told you that are legitimate. I have not bought much stuff of the web but the things that I have bought have caught and were well worth it. Good luck!
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
5 Apr 09
I also think it is better to shop on the approved sites than unknown sites.
4 Apr 09
I do get a bit weary using sites for the first time but I have never had any problems with shopping online. With some online shops there does seem to be a lack of security when making payment. The first thing I bought online was something for my boyfriend for his birthday. I'm pretty sure it was a t-shirt. x
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
20 Jun 12
I also think it is good to do shopping in some sites and well known sites.
@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
4 Apr 09
hello ajithlal,yes there are risks of shopping online but I do it all the time!I've bought three tops today alone!three vintage tops and I'm loving it!Still waiting for the parcels though.And last month,I bought four tops online and costs me half of the retail price which I think is awesome :)
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
17 May 12
I think the good thing about online shopping is the cost is less for some products.
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
It actually depends on the agreement betwwen you and the seller.. I bought my sneakers online still thinking of buying another one.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
31 Mar 12
I think it is better to purchase from reputed websites than from the sites that we do not known.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
4 Apr 09
i dont shop online but i am paid by vouchers at some of my sites for which i have to shop at some particular sites, so to get returns of my work i have to purchase at thoce sites, i first bought a wrist watch for my son, which was a wonderful gift for him, he like it too much, though its too big for his small wrist.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
14 May 12
I think it is good to have gift vouchers that we can shop through online. Here also some shops give gift shops to shop online.
@fasyahime (634)
• Malaysia
7 Apr 09
if you took enough precaution,there is nothing to worried about in shopping online..just do not expose your card number to stranger,shop online on reputable online store only or pay through paypal..my first online purchase is bunny ear hood that i bought from eBay..this is the best purchase i ever had because the delivery very fast and item received in good condition..
• Malaysia
6 Apr 09
I think more and more people are shopping online with great confident. I have shopped on line once buying books. The books came in less then 2 weeks. If given the chance I will shop on line again. Shopping online is very convenient and you have wider choice.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I think alot of sites are safe. The best way to go is through paypal if you can that way the seller doesn't get any of your information. Just watch out for those emails. Thats how they got me. Now I don't ever response to any emails that say they are from paypal or my bank. The paypal emails I send to paypal so they can catch the people stealing everyones money.
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@Darkwing (21588)
5 Apr 09
I shop a lot online... I can't remember what the first thing I bought was, but it was probably from EBay. If you make sure you're dealing through a safe site, internet shopping can be a great experience. Look for the little padlock in the URL Address Bar, to make sure they're secure, or check near the bottom of their page. If you can't see this, don't give your card details, or address to them... shop elsewhere. Brightest Blessings.
@frygirl (382)
• United States
5 Apr 09
thats an interesting question because in some stores its not safe to shop there either i remember when a big department store had their customers identity stolen from credit card receipts so i would have to say thatit doesnt matter how or where you shop buyer beware.
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@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
15 May 12
Well, I did my share of shopping online. Most of them were software applications that are useful for my computer. Aside from that, I also paid for my website online from a hosting service. Up until now, I have such website and continue to pay yearly hosting service. Well, I am glad that I have not been scammed online as there are those who have been victims of online purchasing.
@zaga_cleuth (1412)
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
I can say I am an online shopaholic. I can't withstand a day without checking all my favourite shopping sites. In order to be sure of the shop online you are having transactions with, check their payment proofs, their delivery proofs, the responses of the costumer (be sure its not them who made the account and commented on their own site), the price, if it is worth buying or not and the shipping fee (if via delivery) or the pick up points. You can see a lot of things online which is cheaper than what is in the market. You can also try the high rated coupon selling sites. To save money.
@ionsquare (534)
• Singapore
5 Apr 09
Hi, There deem to be some risk when you shop online. However, online shopping is the trend now. I bought airline ticket. skin care products and e-books online before. I only shop on trusted sites or do some research on other online users opinion before I shop on that website.