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    Advantages of Online Shopping


    With the wonderful expansion of the Internet, online shopping is also on the rise, showing fabulous potential for future growth, as well. In reality, various businesses are now trying to globalize their sales and marketing efforts for their products and services all through the net.

    Patrons have turn in to the prime receiver in this online shopping bang. According to a recent study, online shopping is at the primary place in the list of remote shopping ways that clients use these days. There are various advantages of shopping on the internet and if you desire to discover this enormous ‘shopping mall’, then read on to discover out what all offers:

    Advantages

    With internet shopping, you do not have any constraints of time. You can shop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at any time all through the year. The web gives you the freedom to shop at odd hours while all neighborhood shops are closed for the day. You can catch the limited period offers, from the comfort of your home and more significantly without standing in long lines at the shopping malls.
    If you evaluate the knowledge of shopping at usual malls or trade stores with online shopping, the key disparity is in the accessibility of choices. Naturally, your neighborhood store or mall would have limited area to exhibit each class of products. While on the Internet, there is no such limitation of space. You can shop for anything such as clothing, electronics, medicines, toys and more.
    Another very vital benefit of shopping through the internet is the comfort with which you can evaluate the charges of various products or services. There are many shopping websites that will permit you to evaluate diverse brands in conditions of their price, specifications and accessible deals. You can also have right to entry to promotional proffers, special discount deals and many other attractive advantages on the web. You hoard on tax and obtain free shipping of products.
    Another great benefit of online shopping is the availability of all the brands of products exact at your approach. If you are living in some isolated geographical area where you do not have access to your favorite brands then you can simply order for them through the web.
    By shopping on the web, you hoard a lot of time, attempt and hassle of going individually to the store. You need not worry about the rush hour traffic or huge crowds during the discount sales at the stores. You are not at the mercy of that discourteous salesperson or eccentric clerk at the billing counter, either.

    Online shopping lets patrons to buy their choice of products and services from the handiness of their own home. By doing so patrons hoard a lot of time, which they can then employ to do other vital errands and indulge in their hobbies. So next time you are looking for something, begin searching on the web, I am sure you would finish shopping online!
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    As along few pros, come Few cons give below:

    *Shipping Charges
    *Can't phsically see the product
    *Delay in shipping
    * for Service item has to be shipped back to seller
    *Product can be damaged in transit
    *Requirement of net banking or credit card

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    also one needs to be very careful while using credit card details during online shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    also one needs to be very careful while using credit card details during online shopping.
    credit card transactions are very much secure these days on the internet

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    Like Gary mentioned there are so many pro's and con's from online shopping and the main cons i see is that the safety of the site taking your credit card details, and the product itself, as sometimes products when ordered seem something else and once you get them they are nothing like what you see on their site.
    Another disadvantage i see is that if something goes wrong then there is no guarantee that your product will be repaired or replaced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    Like Gary mentioned there are so many pro's and con's from online shopping and the main cons i see is that the safety of the site taking your credit card details, and the product itself, as sometimes products when ordered seem something else and once you get them they are nothing like what you see on their site.
    Another disadvantage i see is that if something goes wrong then there is no guarantee that your product will be repaired or replaced!
    i agree with the second point you made ... but the first and the third points are not fully correct ... first of all, there are lots of trusted shopping websites these days, where you can be sure of no risk of credit card details being misused or something like that ... sites like ebay, rediff, yahoo, indiatimes, fabmall are just a few such examples. some sellers and sites do provide certain amount of replacement and cash back guarantees based on some terms and conditions ... but the second point is absolutely valid ... online shopping still lags behind in WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) concept.

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    i use ebay a lot nowadays... u shud absolutely make sure you don't have any active viruses or spyware on ur computer before entering ur cc details.

    yes i suffered from this 'can't see the product' once on ebay... damn it was completely different from what was posted. i got a refund though.

    always try to buy stuff that are from some reputed companies if u are buying stuff online since then the model no. of the product comes into play and u will not suffer from this situation.

    also if u pay through paisapay, credit card or netbanking, then u don't have to worry about product not shipped on time and all that...

    so it is quite safe if u watch out for yourself. i find that paying a little shipping charge is better than going on long drives to get the product, specially whn it comes to computer products. i don't find there is a lot of difference in the actual street price and the price listed on ebay at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    i use ebay a lot nowadays... u shud absolutely make sure you don't have any active viruses or spyware on ur computer before entering ur cc details.
    What about that part when we are using the PC without entering the CC details? Should viruses and spyware rule the roost then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cool_techie_tvm View Post
    What about that part when we are using the PC without entering the CC details? Should viruses and spyware rule the roost then?
    if you like it that way...

    bud don't screw up what i was meaning to say.

    if u dont have anything else to comment.

    Update The reason for my post above for you cool_techie.

    no hostility n all that... but it was a tip for new users from me...
    i see many people on the net give up their credit card nos. to keyloggers... this was to prevent this scenario,

    by posting what u posted, no offence u took away the attention from the possibly serious situation to making fun of my post.


    A message to new shoppers,

    if you do online shopping from your computers and are new at that, first learn about phishing scams, about the various keyloggers, viruses and spyware and how to spot them on your taskmanager, refrain from using fake software and use a good antivirus solution for your safety (quite a few are available even for free today).
    in the end you will save a lot of hassle in future.

    i have even seen people using windows since years but failing to know what the taskmanager is!
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    some 3rd party task managers like Autoruns and Process explorer are very good for tracking malicious activities. they have been discussed in some thread before.

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    yup.. i use process explorer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarryKnight View Post
    yup.. i use process explorer.
    the advantage with process explorer is that - you can control individual threads in different processes. you will see there are many services(as threads) running in each svchost process ... you can stop the unnecessary ones.

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    Rightly said, the trend for online shopping is growing day by day in India. People normally tend to prefer online shopping because it is convenient. The latest trends and collection is easily available online at one single click. Shoppers get to opt for discounts and deals 24*7*365 easily. I normally prefer online shopping for all my shopping needs. But then people must be aware of the security the shopping portals is offering in terms of payment and stuff.
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    When it comes to online shopping I just pay for services or if I purchase any voucher/coupon but I am not at all in favor of buying goods from any random website. The satisfaction which you get by checking out things before paying for it is something which you can't even feel while shopping online.

    I make online payments for:
    Mobile bills
    Internet bills
    Electricity and consumer gas bills
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothvibes View Post
    When it comes to online shopping I just pay for services or if I purchase any voucher/coupon but I am not at all in favor of buying goods from any random website. The satisfaction which you get by checking out things before paying for it is something which you can't even feel while shopping online.

    I make online payments for:
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    Electricity and consumer gas bills
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    There is no fun like real shopping - whether it is a sprawling mall or the local sabzee-mandi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    There is no fun like real shopping - whether it is a sprawling mall or the local sabzee-mandi.
    LOL, I completely agree

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    Importance of online shopping is increasing with passage of time, today is this fact. Online shopping is very esay. It’s save time and reduce cost of actual product by providing offers.

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    These days there are many other facilities with online shopping like Cash on delivery, you can return products, product exchange and also there are many deals. More and more people prefer online shopping in India these days.

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    Yes I totaly agree that onlline shopping is advantage.. of doing with out difficulties... facing...

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    online shopping is really cool. instead of moving from one shop to another, you get a bunch of all your favorite stuffs just in one place and you can place your order within a few mouse clicks and a few keystrokes. only cons i find are delivery time and the payment options but payment option is not a big concern since most of the sites are offering cash on delivery which seems much safer rather than making payments via credit cards.

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    Online shopping has several advantages like it saves our time, reduces hectic of traffic and going out in market in the hot or very cold weather for shopping. But where Online shopping brings advantages comfort to life and ease it also contains some of the disadvantages like forgery, delayed in delivery. If we do shopping with some of the trustworthy sites or after getting full knowledge about the site from where we want to get the product and also reading full terms and conditions truly of the site then it avoids us from forgery.
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    The only advantage I can think of is that you are able to shop without leaving your home. Apart from this I dont see any other advantages, apart from many disadvantages.

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    If you know the products that you want then online shopping could be a lot more convenient as you can compare prices online and you get access to any special offers instantly without having to go from shop to shop besides you can also read reviews of the product you zero in on on different websites before you hit the purchase button Just makes things simpler in my opinion.

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    The only disadvantage I see of online shopping is the quality of the product and hassle of returning back, this is something which has been happening with Flipkart recently. Online shops which are reputed like Shoppers Stop or online shops which sell their own brands are still better.
    Otherwise online shopping is very convenient.

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    Least we get the online sales, which aren't actually sales instead the normal prices are given and the original prices has been hiked up. It is a total disadvantage.

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    It still works out a lot cheaper because you do not spend money getting to the shop and you dont waste as much time. You can also call up your local shop/store and find out what they charge and then compare before you buy. As time goes by these prices will come down every where including the local shops because they are obviously loosing business day by day.

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    True.. This Diwali season just have a look at the online buying sites soooo manyy offers at veryy low rates... The local market is very much affected by the e-commerce.. Most of them offera a good quality product i have never been cheated by these sites.

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    Yep true this Diwali near enough all online shopping sites are giving Diwali offers, something which did not happen last year and the reason for this is competition as there are so many sites.

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    Although there are advantages of online shopping, a recent sale which was provided by sites like Flipkart and Amazon showed that prices are not really reduced and are the same price as they are shown before the sales.

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    yep, amazon inflated prices during diwali sale (whole 1 week), prices were 10-15% less on normal days......flipkart decreased few product prices & increased many product prices on big billion day....

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    Flipkart did this, and from then on I was put off from the online sales. Most products on Flipkart were given at a discounted rate from the MRP rate before the sales, and they kept this during the sales, so those who don't visit Flipkart alot would think that the original price which Flipkart is selling at is actually the sale price.

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    Hi,

    More than 300 online merchants are taking part in the GOSF-2014. From 10-12 Dec its GOSF-2014, the best time for online shopping. Stay tuned with deals!!
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    Whats GOSF? These days there are so many sales going on online, best to actually go virtual shopping instead.

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    Great online shopping festival....many websites offer various discounts during that period.....2013 GOSF wasn't great.....

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    Sales just ended recently on online sites, and again now?

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