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Old 9th March 2007, 13:06   #1
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Would t-bhpians be ready to buy expensive and unique stuff online from a reputed source offering best in class technology and products?

what would be your suggestions and opinions?

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Id buy online if the price is really good. i like to see a product before buying it and play with it in the shop a bit before taking it home. also for online shopping one needs to have a trusted dealer who also offers support if the product doesnt work. A COD option would be the best.
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In past i have purchased books and cd's from amazon.com - they r really profession.

Once the local post office opened my parcel, when i informed amazon they refunded some % of money and asked sorry.

But i haven't yet found any such reputed online shops in India.
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I have bought off online stores, both in UK and India.. Never been disappointed so far.

Last online purchase was my car insurance
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I have bought a lot online. Both in India and abroad. However, India has a long way to go as far as customer satisfaction goes. I've only recently had 2 very bad experiences - one with cleartrip.com on the refund of canceled tickets, and the other with indiaplaza.com on a goof up on their part for which their support was terrible.

However, that said, I have had very good experiences with sifymall.com.

Main things I look out for are:
- Physical address for the company
- Actual customer support number
- and ofcourse it helps if it is a well established company name behind it.

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For the last 4 years now, I've been buying loads of items thru the net.
all my part imports for all the cars[except mercs] are thru the net. also book flights, hotels and buy lots of other things.
this laptop-Armada M700 was bought on Baazee.com 4 years now!!
just bought a laptop for my daughter on Ebay.co.in
Never faced a problem! Touch Wood!
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Yes i would ... have been purchasing books, cd/dvds from amazon for years now. Also from Ebay and twice from indiatimes shopping. Somehow i've always found ebay.co.in prices higher than street prices.
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cleartrip is real sad when it comes to refunding. It has some crazy cancellation charges and the money is credited back to your credit card only after a month.
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For the last 4 years now, I've been buying loads of items thru the net.
all my part imports for all the cars[except mercs] are thru the net.
Didnt you face problems with customs while importing parts?
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i would definitely buy as long as its from a good source.
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I buy a lot online in India and sometimes when abroad. Some of the websites i use regularly and find safe to transact online using a credit card are :

Ebay ( for any product that is cheaper than offline)
DeepDVDDiscount.com ( For Movie DVD's) order it from India and get it delivered in US and somebody brings it along to India.
Bestbuy.com ( Same as above)
overstock.com ( used mostly to buy watches)
spicejet.com ( for airtickets), one of the best online service for buying airtickets

I find Rediff and Indiatimes blatantly expensive and extremely poor in delivery and customer service.
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purchased both my digicam and camcorder from Amazon, laptop from Acer agent online, all in the US. In india there are a few sites like firstandsecond.com and others. My decision depends both on the reputation of the site and the value of the goods. There may be some goods I want to see and feel before I buy for which online purchase is not possible.
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I buy a ton of stuff online, all the time. And its not restricted to products....even certain services like document copy-editing etc. The choice availability, convenience and value is unmatched. When I shop, I look for reliability, brand name, ease of shopping and value.
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No. I have bought a lot of stuff from ebay, including a camera for some 15 or 20k. But last two transactions, I got fooled and ebay was no use at all in solving the dispute. So, I decided not to transact any more unless there is a COD facility.
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Been buying online for years.. No major issues!
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