The Online Shopping Thread
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?
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.
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.
I have bought off online stores, both in UK and India.. Never been disappointed so far.
Last online purchase was my car insurance :)
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.
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!
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.
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.
i would definitely buy as long as its from a good source.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Been buying online for years.. No major issues!
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