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Is shopping online safe?

Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by suchitra123, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. drunkglitch

    drunkglitch Member

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    #21
    I am sure the majority of sites are safe, but you do have to be careful with some of them. You could try using an escrow service if you are buying something worth a lot of money. That is when you give the money to a 3rd party and your supplier sends you the goods and when you receive the goods the 3rd party pays your supplier.
    SEMrush
     
    drunkglitch, Jul 17, 2012 IP
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    #22
    Yes, it is always safe and you should be very careful while making a payment..
     
    udaypal, Jul 17, 2012 IP
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    #23
    Online shopping is completely safe as you can find a number of trusted online shopping sites offering great offers on their products.
     
    promowebeveron, Jul 18, 2012 IP
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    #24
    I always shop online of my products that makes to most convenience to me, that shopping site with verified by VeriSign.
     
    haaiamerica, Jul 18, 2012 IP
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    pratikpise92 Greenhorn

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    #25
    definately it is..
     
    pratikpise92, Jul 18, 2012 IP
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    ubersoldier009 Greenhorn

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    #26
    It's safe, I bought many things from Amazon, Ebay and hosting providers like GoDaddy.
     
    ubersoldier009, Jul 18, 2012 IP
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    #27
    Its completely safe, just be sure to buy from trusted and well known sites.
     
    gtellier, Jul 18, 2012 IP
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    #28
    Never ever, ever buy anything online using your credit card from a site that doesn't have SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption installed—at the very least. You'll know if it has it because the URL for the site will start with HTTPS:// (instead of just HTTP://) and an icon of a locked padlock will appear, typically in the status bar at the bottom of your Web browser. Never give anyone your credit card over e-mail. PayPal, however, is still a good, safe way to make a payment

     
    valen123, Jul 18, 2012 IP
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    retailfurnitureuk Peon

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    #29
    Yeah..absolutely. Shopping online is really easy and hassle free. It is safe also. but you need to verify the payment gateway and courier options of the website thoroughly.

    Retail Furniture
     
    retailfurnitureuk, Jul 18, 2012 IP
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    #30
    Well known and trusted sites yes. Even more so if you pay via Paypal.
     
    kriiv, Jul 19, 2012 IP
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    #31
    It depends on what you are wanting to purchase.

    Large Companies such as Amazon, Dell, HP, etc would be reasonably safe. Also online branches of established stores like Sears.
     
    dom19, Jul 19, 2012 IP
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    #32
    Yes, online shopping is safe, as long as you use a trusted website.
     
    addisonbert, Aug 1, 2012 IP
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    #33
    Here is a tip for shopping online safely! if the online store has https:// instead of http://, then it uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Cert to secure your information (credit cards, etc).

    So https:// is more secure than http://
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2012
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  14. gtellier

    gtellier Peon

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    #34
    Online shopping is as safe as the website you are purchasing from.
    Use your best judgement and always remember: If it looks shady, it probably is.
     
    gtellier, Aug 2, 2012 IP
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    #35
    Yeah, it's safe. But I suggest you if you are buying clothes or any thing that we use everyday in life then plz don't buy them online because on the screen of your pc or laptop you can't see the actual color of dress or anything.
     
    akash986, Aug 2, 2012 IP
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    #36
    i have always shop online for years without problem
     
    hdcec, Aug 5, 2012 IP
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    #37
    Not all sites could be classified as "safe" even if they have a 128k or 256k SSL. Of course paying for items on a site with a secure connection is the best way to minimize scams. Paying with Paypal also minimizes risk since Paypal guarantees their transactions. Doing a simple search of the website on Google is also a good way to find out what they have been up to.
     
    QualityMarketing, Aug 5, 2012 IP
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    #39
    I think it's safe. but i will check people's views before buying.
     
    Cassie K, Aug 6, 2012 IP
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    gurpinder Guest

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    #40
    You can also use virtual card. there are many trusted website which gives virtual cards
     
    gurpinder, Aug 6, 2012 IP