Safe shopping online

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by buckaroo, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. buckaroo

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    I'm a newbie here, so I apologise if this has been asked before.
    I just wondered if anyone could suggest safe online suppliers of DVD recorders and such. I know one way to check out a site is by checking it's Thwarte certificate an' all. But it's always better to here people's personal experiences of shopping online.

    What sites would you guy's recommend in the UK?
     
  2. Kasparaitis

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    i think most are safe.

    big names especially like comet, dixons, amazon, richer sounds etc
     
  3. eddyad

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    Richer Sounds are generally pretty good. Decent prices and reasonable extended warranty if you want.
    In general on-line shopping is OK with any well known public company. Look for high street store presence, full UK address(es), standard phone numbers - NOT mobiles!
    Many credit card companies offer 100% protection from fraudulent internet shopping.
    Also ensure 'check out' pages are secure. You should get pop-up warning and yellow padlock in browser status bar. Also secure sites often have address starting https://
     
  4. buckaroo

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I've also been told that if a site will only ship to your credit card address, then that is another good sign.

    Although Dixons and Richer sounds are big chains, they don't offer the best deals at the mo. For instance the Pana DMRe55 machine at sites like RGB Direct, and PRC, are selling for at least £60-£70 less.
     
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    I wouldn't class Richer as a 'big chain' like Comet. And Richer do price match any genuine offers.

    They want your business even if it costs them money etc :)
     
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    The Panasonic is £217 at RGB and 202 at PRC.

    At richer sounds its 209.

    Where you get 60-70 less from?
     

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