Online shopping Experience

@stormlyt (188)
Philippines
April 4, 2011 9:15am CST
The online shops are very tempting. It is accessible and with less effort. I just started to visit ebay for 1 month now and it is my habit to browse through once in a while. I actually purchased items at ebay. Its really easy to click and click through until ive purchased. One time, ive purchased an item that needs to be picked up at some place. Ive payed immediately online because I badly needed the item. So I went to the agreed place and when I got there, the seller didnt show up. I was very nervous because it came to me that maybe I was scammed. I tried to reach the buyer but not until 5 tries he responded and eventually i got my item. I was relieved. whew! Then I realized I should be careful next time. Make sure to purchase from reliable sellers and dont get too excited. I was lucky. Any experience?
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5 responses
• Taiwan
7 Apr 11
Usually you won't find scammers online as long as you go to the right websites. Often times it will be very obvious that a person is a scammer just by looking at the type of website he or she is selling it at. Just make sure to purchase your items from major companies or websites, because they are always reliable.
@stormlyt (188)
• Philippines
8 Apr 11
Thanks! Ill make sure next time to buy from reliable sites. I wont get carried away with my excitement anymore.
• India
5 Apr 11
you are right online shopping is so easy we also have too many choices in front of us and we are saved from roaming malls & in thr end we find what we want.
@stormlyt (188)
• Philippines
5 Apr 11
I agree. I for one likes online shopping specially that I am a stay at home. I dont have much time to roam around the malls.
• United States
5 Apr 11
I recently bought a computer online. It was lost for a few days with ups and I was scared the seller stole my money and send me a garbage product. But it worked out to be perfect.
@stormlyt (188)
• Philippines
5 Apr 11
We were lucky. It is really a suspense in buying things from the internet because you dont see the product first before you buy it and shipping might turn out into a complicated situation.
• Belgium
4 Apr 11
I agree that you can find a lot of good deals on the internet. The last 2 years I didn't have any bad experiences with ordering online, but before I had 2 fake sellers from ebay. Luckily these purchases were relatively cheap so I didn't loose a lot of money. Nowadays most sites offer a good feedback system so you can check the seller so I hope these methods of buying will get better over the next years.
@stormlyt (188)
• Philippines
5 Apr 11
Yes, i do hope so for better protection for both sellers and buyers.
@donsky14 (5961)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
I'm an online seller...but I also buy stuff online. I've never been scammed before...thank God. Although I did experience a lot of bogus buyers online...but it wasn't to the point of loosing money. Its just that you know, they just reserve the item and never pay for it. Yeah online shopping really is tempting, but there are a lot of scammers out there...so just be careful and make sure to check on the sellers feedback before you buy something from them. To make sure that they are really legit.
@stormlyt (188)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
Yeah I should be careful. The experience made me realize. Yeah next time ill go through the feedbacks. Thanks for the advice.