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Sue G

Buying on line

Advice from those that buy on line Amazon/Ebay, etc

Have only ever bought a few things off Amazon like books.

Kids would like a Tablet each for christmas.
Have been looking on line and there are some cheap prices, compared to the French shops.

Question is,
Is it a good idea to buy such items off ebay/ amazon (items are new)? or should i just spend the extra and buy in the shop, where i can take them back if there is a problem.
thanks for any advice

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feathered

Buying online

I buy everything online. Things are so much cheaper. Go for it!

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feathered

Buying online

I wouldn't buy something like a tablet from eBay though - but amazon is basically just a big distribution warehouse. With eBay there are a lot of counterfeits. Amazon is pretty good with returns.

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foxylady

buying on online

Buy most things online (including the weekly shop) and never had any trouble with Amazon or E-bay. Just ordered online a Hudl tablet for myself from Tesco-Direct, got it a lot cheaper with my coupons doubled up.

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Sue G

buying on line

Thanks for the help.

Will go with Amazon.

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Tompeters

Buy online

I concur with the others...most Ebay is safe but you have to know what to look for to be sure, all Amazon is safe, AFAIK. Most are fine but always treat any firm unknown to you just as you'd treat a new retail shop or market stall.

Where they accept it, I always use PayPal for online purchases as it saves my personal bank details being on the suppliers' databanks and the associated risk of hacking. If you don't have PayPal, it is easy to set up instantly paypal.com and is as reputable as the best banks. Also, you can easily use it to collect payment from others, if you want.

BUT -- online is often not the cheapest. I've been comparing prices recently for electric potato peelers and the best online price was a around £25 for a particular model while the identical model was £19.99 in my local hardware shop, with several local branches and a good reputation to maintain. Caveat emptor!

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Yummy

Tablets, on=line

Sue, have you looked at 'electro depot' in France ? Keith bought me an 'ARNOVA' tablet quite cheaply over 12 months ago which was quite reasonable priced and works well for email and internet access....perhaps if you have one close by you could go and speak with them and find out about them ? It was around 79€ to buy which is perhaps a lot less than Amazon or ebay ?? And being in France if anything goes wrong (hopefully not! ) then it would be easy to return. x

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Sue G

buying on line

thanks Elaine,

yes we have an depot place just outside of Le Mans, went last week they had some advertised for 49.99 but done left in stock. Will keep shoping around.

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Honey

Buying online

I buy most things online. Amazon are extremely good. If anything goes astray, they just replace it. And free postage is a bonus.

I broke the screen on my Kindle a while ago (totally my fault)but they replaced the whole Kindle without blinking an eye. All I had to do was return the other one (at their expense). Their customer service is excellent.

H x

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Tompeters

Buy online

I agree with about Amazon, Honey. I feel a little guilty knowing that it is taking money from UK retailers and not paying tax, but there is often such a big saving and quicker delivery I use Amazon.

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sam from worthing

Buying On Line


Amazon all the way - never ebay for big electrical items - unless that seller has a shop that you know about - but they also use ebay as another outlet.

Amazon have such wonderful customer service (in my experience) even if the item you purchase isn;t direct from amazon - but someone who is using amazon as an outlet.

I buy so much stuff on line - i HATE shopping, and the tinternet is invaluable to me.

But go the AMAZON route. They deliver as a gift recipent - you can pay more for the item to be gift wrapped too - and if you require the invoice does not include the price of the gift. but still acts as a guarantee.

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sam from worthing

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make sure the items you buy, are compatible to french networks. esp for these new fangled gizmo stuffs. order via amazon.eu or whatever it is for you in france.

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Sue G

buying on line


" make sure the items you buy, are compatible to french networks. esp for these new fangled gizmo stuffs. order via amazon.eu or whatever it is for you in france."


Thanks, will go through amazon fr.

 
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