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Old 6th January 2013, 00:57   #361
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Guys one doubt, please help me out :

How is Axis Debit Card capable of getting accepted for usage by Amazon.com ? One of my friend used it during Black Friday. Can other Visa Debit Cards be used on other international shops ?

So, I'm planning on getting a credit-card for Dad.Is there any type, like Visa/Master-card for credit-cards as well ? If so, which is better for international shopping?

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Old 6th January 2013, 09:03   #362
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Has anyone any experience with online grocery shopping - ekstop.com, localbanya.com, bigbasket.com etc?

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Has anyone any experience with online grocery shopping - ekstop.com, localbanya.com etc?
Used bigbasket.com buygreenz.com freshbuyz.com and a few others.

Generally satisfied with them
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How about the indiatimes and timesofindia shopping advertisements in their respective papers. Have seen a bosch driller with some extra tools as a free for some 2.5k

Worth buying them?
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Has anyone any experience with online grocery shopping - ekstop.com, localbanya.com, bigbasket.com etc?
In BLR, have ordered from Towness.in. Generally good stuff and prompt on delivery. Priced reasonably as well.

My experience with bigbasket has been mixed. The quality of their stuff is quite good and great variety. But the only problem is that they would deliver 90% of your order and not have stock of 10% of the stuff although it mentions "Available" on their website. They will provide store credit which you can adjust against future orders. I have made online payment, so you are forced to buy from them again to utilise the store credit. I would suggest to use the COD option, since you need to pay only for what is delivered and not get stuck in the credit note issue.
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Guys beware of ordering anything from Greendust ( http://www.greendust.com ) Getting refund or replacement is next to impossible. This is my worst experience in online shopping. And I've quite a veteran in online shopping. In addition to Indian sites I regularly order from various USA, UK, Chinese sites.
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Do you buy electronics from Chinese sites? If yes, could you please provide me reliable websites? If you feel uncomfortable posting online, you could PM me.

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Has anyone any experience with online grocery shopping - ekstop.com, localbanya.com, bigbasket.com etc?
Big basket good for branded things which are packed and they do deliver at booked slots
If you go for vegetables/fruits you may need to find cows and goat to feed these
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Archat,

Do you buy electronics from Chinese sites? If yes, could you please provide me reliable websites? If you feel uncomfortable posting online, you could PM me.

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Bought a few products including a car scanner from Aliexpress (www.Aliexpress.com). So far no problem.

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Also don't forget Dealextreme (www.DX.com).

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Archat,

Do you buy electronics from Chinese sites? If yes, could you please provide me reliable websites? If you feel uncomfortable posting online, you could PM me.

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Hmm, why should he feeling unconformable? I am also interested in reliable Chinese sites for electronics and other things also. So please post here.
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Bought a few products including a car scanner from Aliexpress (www.Aliexpress.com). So far no problem.
Do they ship to India also as I am looking to buy laptop battery worth $30
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Do they ship to India also as I am looking to buy laptop battery worth $30
Yes they do. Some of the sellers have free shipping too. Check the site. Also, they have a protection like ebay. Your payment is held by Aliexpress and is remitted to seller only after you acknowledge receipt of the product in good condition.

There are other sites too pandawill, focalprice, dhgate are some of them. But I've only used DX and Aliexpress. In fact one of my order with Aliexpress was for 350USD. No problem - shipped by Aramex, received without paying any Customs duty as they under declared the value.

The Chinese sellers generally are very responsive in solving any problem with your order since there is extreme competition in the Chinese market.

But go through the listing very thoroughly before placing an order.
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Yes they do. Some of the sellers have free shipping too. Check the site. Also, they have a protection like ebay. Your payment is held by Aliexpress and is remitted to seller only after you acknowledge receipt of the product in good condition.

There are other sites too pandawill, focalprice, dhgate are some of them. But I've only used DX and Aliexpress. In fact one of my order with Aliexpress was for 350USD. No problem - shipped by Aramex, received without paying any Customs duty as they under declared the value.

The Chinese sellers generally are very responsive in solving any problem with your order since there is extreme competition in the Chinese market.

But go through the listing very thoroughly before placing an order.
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Yes I have located one seller who ships free to India and thinking to place an order
I guess we can use our existing CC without any security threat with INR to $ conversion
Aslo I go with seller feedback for trust. Is this sufficient?
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Yes I have located one seller who ships free to India and thinking to place an order
I guess we can use our existing CC without any security threat with INR to $ conversion
Aslo I go with seller feedback for trust. Is this sufficient?
Sorry for asking so many Q's
I used my CC for making the payment. You will be charged about 4% by your card issuing branch as foreign currency conversion charges.
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Thanks archat
Yes I have located one seller who ships free to India and thinking to place an order
I guess we can use our existing CC without any security threat with INR to $ conversion
Aslo I go with seller feedback for trust. Is this sufficient?
Sorry for asking so many Q's
Use dx, focalprice, and lightinthebox without worry. All three have free shipping to India. Set up your PayPal account, and you'll be good to go.
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