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Old 01-07-2010, 12:17 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO.
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I dont think its safe to shop online.

what about you?

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Old 01-07-2010, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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I dont think its save to shop online.

what about you?
I believe you meant 'safe', not 'save'.

In any case, IMO it is safe to shop and purchase items on line , if you make sure that the merchant (source) is a member of one or more "Trusted Merchant" organizations. Their HOME Page should show that they are members of various organizations that provide security for on line transactions.

I have purchased everything from firearms to clothes, to electronics (computers,cameras, phones etc) and have not had a bad experience.
Just "do your home work" & use a major credit card.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Why do you think it's not safe, Renee22?

I shop online all the time with no problems.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: California
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I shop online, do my banking and taxes online. I think it's safe enough.

The few times my CC company has called, alerting me of fruad, were before I used the internet. There is no way to be 100% safe.
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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I buy things on amazon or other trusted sites only.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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i buy things on amazon or other trusted sites only.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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How safe is it to drive through a maze of vehicles driven by drunken, drug crazed maniacs and then to have to mingle at close quarters and have to breath the germ infested air expelled by diseased predators who at any second could shoot everyone in sight or blow up the place with a hidden bomb.

And assuming you survive you trip to the Mall and are able to find what you want, next comes Lunch.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I do it all the time, but coincidentally, last month I had two bad experiences. I bought a steam floor cleaner which I really like except it came with practically no instructions and there is no email to ask a question. I made a long distance call, got a voicemail and have not received a reply. Second, I sent a gift which had a damaged part and the place I bought it from (Hayneedle) says they have no idea who manufactured it and are only a middleman. I will be more careful to stay with companies I'm familiar with from now on.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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OMG !! I LOVE online shopping.

Roadrunnersports, Ebay, Title9, AdamEve adult toys (discreet shipping) and GothamCityOnline are my favorite stores. I've NEVER had an issue, ever ...
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:32 AM
 
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sometime online shopping is not safe.......... But these days online shopping is becoming famous
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