We've all heard of credit card scam sites, so is Amazon a safe site to buy stuff from?
OP dear, it is not safe for you to be on the internet at all.
And R1 is right.
It doesn't get more legit than Amazon.
It's safe as long as you put a condom over your router before you buy anything.
Safer than Datalounge.
No, absolutely not. Don't do it. You'll be sorry. I'm not kidding. Really.
Don't trust those fly-by-night start-ups like Amazon!
R6, right? !
Amazon is the best. Quick delivery, excellent customer service.
I've been shopping with Amazon for years and have never had a problem.
OP, are you the same person who just realized Detroit is a ghost town?
How did you teleport here from 1995?
I just hate having to pay $18 a year to be able to shop there.
they're great, fast and efficient. I buy all my cd's and dvd's from them now.
Let me guess. Op is the incredibly smart recent graduate who chose to help others as a social worker instead of selfishly going to med school. And did not know what a fucking bed bug was.
Of course, Amazon is great. I've had Amazon Prime since they first offered it and I love it. But be careful if you're buying from an outside seller through them. Read up on that vendor's customer feedback to make sure they're well reviewed.
Oh, bless your heart, OP.
R16, I bought something from one of Amazon's outside sellers a few months ago. When they emailed me asking for feedback, I went online and said their shipping charge was too high for such a lightweight item. They emailed me again and agreed to remove the shipping charge in exchange for my editing my feedback.
The reason I'm relating that story is that your Amazon feedback has more weight with their outside vendors than you might realize.
Why does Amazon not allow streaming outside the states and why are their international shipping costs so much? Amazon sucks!
Is this a thread from 1998?
There must be something about this company in the newsgroups.
[quote] I bought something from one of Amazon's outside sellers a few months ago. When they emailed me asking for feedback, I went online and said their shipping charge was too high for such a lightweight item. They emailed me again and agreed to remove the shipping charge in exchange for my editing my feedback.
Do you realize that Amazon often sets the shipping prices for 3rd party seller items, not the sellers themselves? Assuming this was the case, it's not fair to take it out on the seller.
Amazon lost its luster for me when I found out they are tax-sheltered in Luxembourg now.
R22, I checked first and found out the seller set the shipping charge.
Regardless who set it, it was entirely too high.
Actually all you people are stupid. It actually is NOT safe to buy on Amazon. Twice I have been ripped off. One time the seller never sent me the stuff. Another time Amazon sent me to an external sight and they never sent me the stuff either.
Your credit card won't be stolen.
Lets just answer OP's question: yes, amazon is safe.
Now, to idiots who buy things online and complain they got ripped off: put down the mouse, turn off your computer, unplug it all and chuck it out the window. Or donate it to someone who will use it appropriately.
And to people who think shipping is free: stop buying shit online! Drag your fat ass to the mall, find a parking space, traipse from store to store looking for that Pat Benataur CD you just *have to have* and shut up about how much it costs to have something brought to your door for you from across the world. If whatever you want isn't available at your local store, you weren't meant to have it, anyway.
I always order my packages from Amazon, because of their prices and the smile on the box. :)
[[quote]It actually is NOT safe to buy on Amazon. Twice I have been ripped off. One time the seller never sent me the stuff. Another time Amazon sent me to an external sight [sic] and they never sent me the stuff either.
You take your chances with the third-party sellers as far as the quality of the merchandise or service goes, but with Amazon processing the payment at least your credit card and contact information is secure.
With merchandise that comes directly from an Amazon warehouse, I've never had a single issue.
I've had really good experiences with them over the years. Have had to return a couple items and the process was easy and the refund was quick. I think it's very safe.
I suppose there is minimal risk from third party vendors on Amazon, but only if the vendor is new or is planning in getting kicked off Amazon. They have strict guidelines for doing business, and if a vendor deviates too often, they will be removed. Amazon is now a huge company, and frankly doesn't have time to deal with scammers and vendors that aren't going to provide the level of service Amazon and their customers demand.
Think of it this way: you buy something from a third party vendor and aren't happy; it's not what you thought you were buying, or the quality was inferior, or whatever. Do you blame the vendor, or do you blame Amazon? Well, Amazon knows that the key to any business is repeat customers, so they're going to do everything they can to keep you. Amazon knows you blame them, and therefor, they demand (and get) good service and products, or they won't give the vendor access to their customers.
Really, this isn't rocket science.
[quote]You take your chances with the third-party sellers as far as the quality of the merchandise or service goes, but with Amazon processing the payment at least your credit card and contact information is secure.
Amazon doesn't always process the payment. A lot of times you go to the seller's site and do their payment system.
I've never had a problem buying stuff from there but I don't buy all that much. A useful tip, buy amazon gift cards and use it for your purchase so you don't have to give out your credit card info.
I recently had a $76.00 charge on my American Express account from Amazon, even though I haven't bought anything from them since last year. I disputed the charge with American Express, and just got a letter from them that Amazon was not able to prove that it was a purchase from me. So I was credited the amount. Seemed funny to me. If I was a person who used my credit card a lot, or had a wife and kids using it all the time, it would have gone unnoticed. I feel this is now a common practice. Pay attention to all charges, mistake or not, I would have paid it if I was not on top of things.
Did you sign up for Amazon Prime free trial, R35?
When I buy or pay bills online, I use a debit card linked to an account with a small balance. I only transfer enough money to the account to cover purchases.
R36 no I did not
[quote]Amazon doesn't always process the payment. A lot of times you go to the seller's site and do their payment system.
That's 100 percent not true. You sound too old and stupid to be on the internet.
You can buy all your sex toys though Amazon. That way the mail carrier thinks you're getting books when you're really getting an anal massager with six specialty attachments.
Does Amazon take returns? What if I don't know my size?
Amazon does take returns, but I've read of people being permanently banned from the site after making "too many" of them. Which always makes me paranoid returning things--even when it's warranted.
I have to return something today. The seller sent me the completely wrong item and wanted me to just write 'return' on the box and dump it in a mail box with no tracking despite it being over $200 worth of merchandise. They finally emailed me a pre-paid label with which to send it back to Amazon (writing 'return' on the box would have sent it to the seller's home/office) and now I find that I will be charged by UPS for a pick-up despite it being a pre-paid label. This is stupid. It was their fuck-up entirely; I shouldn't be penalized or inconvenienced because of it in any way.