Online shopping via paypal or moneybookers

India
September 18, 2012 6:11am CST
Hi friends !I hope you all are doing fine . I have never purchased anything online but I see many of my friends successfully shop online and they are quite happy . I am also eager to buy some gadgets , home appliances etc. I want to do that via paypal or moneybookers(skrill). How is that possible ? Could you please share with me your experiences and also let me know the pros and cons of buying online . Thanks in advance .Have a nice day !
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• India
30 Sep 12
Hello my friend rollylolly Ji, Well, my hubby has a bitter experience of sending one GIFT packet for our lone daughter's first wedding Anniversary, while we were in US in Oct-2003, but now it is going to be 10th Anniversary, it has not reached, though after lot of corrospondance, amount was credited abck. Next thing, all sense do not get involved in e-shopping. I always decline. I want to make virtual shopping. May God bless You and have a great time
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• India
2 Oct 12
Thanks a lot madamji . OMG that's really terrible .I think it is still in the transit and god know how many more years it will take Thanks for sharing your ideas and experience
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Hello Rollylolly. I purchased The Best Spinner online and subscribed to Copyscape. This purchase charged me through my PayPal account. It's so easy. No hassle. Everything is almost automatic and instant. If you want to shop online, I suggest using PayPal. I had a good experience. Just make sure you have a verified paypal account.
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• India
2 Oct 12
You inspire me to go ahead friend . I have a verified account and hope to shop soon . Thank you
@anex08 (868)
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
haven't experience shopping online. as much as I'd like to but i'm cautious when it comes to quality and the warranty of the things that I brought. Maybe you have to check on the warranty of the products and check on the services that they offer after sales.. Good luck and don't forget to share your experience, I might try shopping online in the near future ;)
• India
2 Oct 12
Yes you are right I have to be very cautious and attentive while shopping online . Sure I will share my experience if I make any purchase online .
@sq2108 (95)
• China
19 Sep 12
I don't know how to shop online via paypal and moneybooker, i never use these two tools. However i always shop online, like amazon. I think shop online is very simple, you just choose your commodity online, there are detailed information about each commodity including description,shape,color and price, and then you send an order online, which demonstrates you've purchased your chosen commodity and made an agreement with seller on this trade. There are several ways to pay your commodity online, you can pay it by electronic payment, you can also cheque you credit card, for me i used to pay by cash on i recevied my chosen commodity. Shopping online is very popular nowdays, especially yougers,prefer shopping online than go to store.
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• India
2 Oct 12
Thanks for sharing all the details and experience friend . I hope this will help me a lot
@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
18 Sep 12
Hi rolly! I have not bought any gadget on line. One of my friends bought a samsung mobile handset on discounted price and it was hand delivered at his door step within one day and was same as expected. I bought few books on line through a reputed site. However, I used my credit card to shop on line. I am not aware how we can make on line purchase through our paypal account. Now a days paypal managers immediately transfer the amount to our bank account as soon as any payment comes in our paypal account and there remains no balance. All the best to you.
• India
18 Sep 12
Could you please mention the sites ? Thanks for sharing your experiences . I have an entropay virtual visa card attached to my paypal account . I want to buy with it .
@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
19 Sep 12
I did on line shopping through 'infibeam.com' and it provided me reliable and quick service. You could visit the site and I think they sell gadgets also. You may also check 'flicker.com' (though I've not tried that). I may mention here that I did not use my virtual card, I used my regular credit card to purchase the books.
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• India
21 Sep 12
Thanks dpk for the details . Did you mean flipkart.com ?
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
All you need to do is check the online store if they are accepting Paypal or Moneybooker for payments. I have purchased gadgets through online store, but I also suggest that you must check how reliable the online store is. You can check from the net what are the legit sites and reliable online store available in your locality.
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@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
18 Sep 12
How one could check the reliability of any on line store or company?
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• India
18 Sep 12
Could you suggest such sites delivering internationally . I have my entropay virtual visa card used by redgage as a payment processor . I have attached that card to my paypal account . EC payments are in moneybookers so I want to utilize the money buying .
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
18 Sep 12
@dpk, Check the company's name especially on Facebook. Most online store have their pages/campaign on facebook and all you need to do is check the comments.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
18 Sep 12
Well, I can only speak of what I know with regard to shopping online via Paypal. This is because sometimes, since I'm just a member of Paypal, I get in the email its newsletter. There are several articles the site offers you a price, all things considered convenient. But you told me about to explain both the pros and cons of online shopping. I frankly, and I can tell you with absolute sincerity, I have never bought anything. Many people, however, I've heard on the web, have had some disappointments of various kinds. I can give you the example, the object that did not work, that never came home, the money that once taken..., well, etc.. I frankly am opposed to this type of trade, but on the positive side it looks like it represents our future purchases. See you!
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• India
18 Sep 12
Thank you friend . I agree with you and that's the reason I have not bought anything online till date . Yes besides success many have ended up to being cheated or disillusioned after the goods reach home . Thanks a lot for your comment
• India
18 Sep 12
I think alberello sir providing good suggestion. I like paypal than moneybookers. Moneybookers takeing more fees and still not accept my account. Asking danger code and not in my SBI bank. Because I am staying in town. I hate moneybookers.
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Paypal is reliable and efficient when you use it for online purchases. It speeds up transaction. I own a Paypal account and it gives me freedom in buying goods online.
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@narnia007 (1051)
• India
19 Sep 12
Hi.In my country we cannot use the money from Paypal to buy things directly.We can only withdraw it to our banks and then use the same to buy online using our debit or credit cards.So basically,we can buy online using the debit/credit cards.Also some online shops offer you -cash on delivery. Regarding the pros-What I felt is that I can see the variety of products and there are so many options to choose and the cheapest price to choose from.I find that these online shops are generally cheaper than our shops in the neighborhood. Regarding the cons-When I purchased a panel for my cellphone through eBay,they told me it is original and charged me a high price,but they gave me a duplicate one.Even though I complained and they told me give it back for refund or replacing it,it dint go well and it is a headache.I guess if you buy from sites that sell products directly like flipkart(in India),they will give you original and quality goods.Since in eBay and amazon,individual people see the products,the credibility of the person and and such things should be taken into account.
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@narnia007 (1051)
• India
19 Sep 12
Oh.My bad.I din't check out her profile.Guess I can say "in our country".
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• India
2 Oct 12
Thanks for sharing your views and experience narnia . I am new in this online shopping field and all your opinion and experiences will help me a lot in taking the right decision . Thanks for all the backup dupremo .
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
30 Sep 12
I think lots of people shop through paypal and through online shopping. I have not done any online shopping, but I think it is fun shopping through online. I think it is always good to buy things through online if one can get good deals.
• India
2 Oct 12
Yes your right . I hope to make a good purchase if i get a good deal . I will share my experience with you all then .
• India
21 Sep 12
Hi Rolly, I haven't bought any gadgets online yet. But I have purchased clothes and books from many reputed online shops. Also my colleagues in the company I work for, I think are addicted to online shopping, lol...I'm not kidding but I have seen them doing online shopping very frequently. We do online shopping with our credit/debit cards and some times pay cash on delivery. Once the tees I purchased online was under-sized when I got it. But the online site I shopped from had a policy that they can replace the product if its under-sized, over-sized or has any issues with the product. So I got it replaced with the correct sized one. So I'll tell you go through the policies of the online sites before purchasing. I think if the site allows to pay cash on delivery it will be best option. And I have seen many sites allowing cash on delivery.
• India
2 Oct 12
Thanks for your advice friend . I hope to go ahead with online shopping soon . You all inspire me .
• Philippines
19 Sep 12
Shopping using your paypal or moneybookers account to any online shopping site is really good especially when your busy or you dont want to go out. Actually the cons of buying an item online (ebay or amazon)like gadgets is youll not get any assurance from the manufacturers regarding the item that it will last, what a im refering is the warranty of item, for example you live in the phils or india, and you buy a gadget in america,.. So if you will go shop online, i recommend you to shop for item like personal use, cosmetics, clothe,.. DONT BUY GADGETS.
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• India
2 Oct 12
Thank you so much for the tips archeramia . I think all these will help me a lot in this arena of online shopping .
@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
19 Sep 12
The biggest con buying online is that things might not fit, or at least fit right. I have foot issues and have to have a very large toe box on my shoes, so if I don't try them on, I'd've wasted money, either on the product or returning it. Also, clothing might not fit, or even feel right. I bought a shirt and when I got it I hated the feel.
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• India
2 Oct 12
Your point is quite pertinent and I can understand that fitting of a garment , shoe or stuff like that can be a big issue . Thanks for your comments .
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• United States
18 Sep 12
Hey there my good friend. I don't know about your country, but I've never purchased anything online through Moneybookers. To be quite honest, I don't care for Moneybookers much. I regularly purchase things using Paypal though. For the most part, shopping online through Paypal has been fairly painless. As far as purchasing things online, the best advice that I could give to you is to read the reviews, and do your research thoroughly on anything that you're planning on buying. I hope that you're able to find some success purchasing things online. Best wishes to you my friend :)
• India
21 Sep 12
Thanks a lot my friend Prospect .You inspire me and so I hope I will buy something via paypal soon . I will definitely keep your advice in mind while finalizing on the purchase . Good luck my friend
• Egypt
18 Sep 12
I didn't shop online before.but I think that your paypal should be verified first.because when you ask for something online they must know your details to deliver it to you.
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• India
18 Sep 12
Thanks for the details friend .
@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Sep 12
hello i do not like online shops though they have nice things and you may like it and want to get it but i do not think you can be sure of the quality and product wheather its good or not, so i like the real store beside add to it money to reach place you live
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• India
18 Sep 12
I too like real shopping but seeing friends buying online and having some money in account wanted to try . Yes you are right we can never be sure of the qulity of our purchase . Thanks for your comment