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Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 19, 2009 09:31PM
examples given:
dealextreme?
tiger direct?

Any online stores you shop or have shopped ONCE, but in general feel like you need a shower afterwards or just feel like you're rolling the dice on product and support, but do it for the CHEAP PRICEs?

dealextreme tops my list.
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 19, 2009 09:35PM
you should always know who you're sleeping with...


BEFORE sleeping with them.



Sometimes it is what it is...
and then there's times when it's really better.



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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 19, 2009 09:46PM
where's the fun in THAT?
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: artie67
Date: October 19, 2009 09:52PM
eCost. They don't hold copies of your receipts in your account after you order. You have to print your copy when ordering. Ok, but most companies keep your receipts.
How about another post on the BEST online stores!
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: October 19, 2009 09:54PM
Zappos?

We have had fraud charges on our CC about 3 times...and those charges almost always include Zappos.



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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Black
Date: October 19, 2009 10:07PM
Angie's list.




New forum user map 8/2015: [www.zeemaps.com]
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: evilrobot
Date: October 19, 2009 10:25PM
vistaprint, by far.

(disclaimer: i had a client that insisted.)
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: zeppo2
Date: October 19, 2009 11:08PM
buy.com
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 19, 2009 11:18PM
Not the worst, but not the best:
Frys.com
Overstock.com
egoodz.com



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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: October 19, 2009 11:24PM
I second buy.com
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: jimbrady
Date: October 19, 2009 11:26PM
MegaMacs. They done me wrong once, and a call to them got me a slimy stonewall.



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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: October 19, 2009 11:39PM
3rd Buy.com
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Fred_Also
Date: October 20, 2009 12:29AM
I had a good experience with Buy.com last week. Well, I guess you could say the outcome was OK. I ordered a bunch of junk that included 2 $10 mice. They charged for 2 but I received one. I emailed their customer service and they emailed back to ask if the box looked like it had been open and was it big enough for the 2 mice. I told them, not opened and too small for 2 mice. (they were shipped separately from the rest of my order)

They sent me another and I got it in 3 days.

Not really bad service, of course they could have sent me the 2 mice to start with and we both could have avoided the hassle.


Fred Also
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 20, 2009 01:08AM
meritline.com



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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Psurfer
Date: October 20, 2009 01:30AM
I have to admit, I've got a couple of things from Buy.com that were faulty, one was a few dollar solar yard marker that worked literally for <30 seconds. And reading online, it turned out that a number of buyers had the same experience. (Their RMA return process seemed efficient enough, except I had already pitched the packaging, and altered the item, so no return for ME.)

So I get the impression they're not exactly vetting the merchandise very hard.
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 20, 2009 02:43AM
Quote
Black
Angie's list.

Let's SHARE. Chat it up black.
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 20, 2009 05:30AM
ValueAmerica was great.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 20, 2009 06:18AM
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Speedy
ValueAmerica was great.

Oh, the salad days before the bubble burst!

I miss outpost.com's free overnight shipping. On everything!
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: DP
Date: October 20, 2009 07:06AM
Buy.com? I order from them a lot and have never had any kind of problem. What issues have you had?
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: October 20, 2009 07:53AM
MacMall. Ugh! What a bunch of retards.




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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: October 20, 2009 08:31AM
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Speedy
ValueAmerica was great.

I knew this would come up. I loved ValueAmerica ....it was WalMart pricing online before WalMart was WalMart.



“Live your life, love your life, don’t regret…live, learn and move forward positively.” – CR Johnson
Loving life in Lake Tahoe, CA
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 20, 2009 09:24AM
I don't even recall value america
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: GGD
Date: October 20, 2009 09:38AM
If we're digging into the past, how about CyberRebate.com

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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: the_poochies
Date: October 20, 2009 09:50AM
eBay.

I've ordered major appliances from Buy.com without any problems.
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: October 20, 2009 11:45AM
batteries.com (allowed my credit card # to be stolen)

bhphoto.com (charging credit card for items not in stock)
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: davester
Date: October 20, 2009 01:20PM
Webvan hasn't been returning my calls.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 20, 2009 02:23PM
B&H Photo.

They double shipped part of an order to us (a school).
We returned the double-shipped merchandise, and they insisted that we pay for the "other half" of the double-shipment.... the items that were never recieved.

After 18 months of our business manager hanging up on them, I think they finally took the hint that we weren't paying for their trained monkeys in the shipping department to pocket the stuff they said they "double shipped" and didn't.



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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: AAA
Date: October 20, 2009 08:18PM
I do not hear much bad news about B and H. Interesting.
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Re: Which online seller do you trust the least?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: October 21, 2009 08:16PM
There was the time there was a price mistake on a nice monitor, and buy.com went ahead and charged everybody's credit cards, and took about six weeks to refund the charges. So long, in fact, that I had to pay the bill to the credit card company while waiting to see if mine would actually ship.

I didn't want to dispute the charge because they still weren't saying whether they'd honor the price. Some people lucky enough to have a soapbox -- like a well-known website, or a published magazine column -- got their monitors, even though they'd clearly ordered after most of us unlucky shlubs. Meanwhile, buy.com claimed they were out of stock, but if you wanted to pay the regular price, they had plenty in the warehouse. Go figure.

They had no price mistake disclaimer, by the way. None at all. Then they went and retroactively amended their disclaimer to include price mistakes, and tried to claim that it had been there all along. However, many people (myself included) had screen caps of all the fine print.

I forget the details, but it was something like a $500 monitor for $200. A great deal, but not like 90% off. At the time, they were famous for these crazy, loss leader deals, and so it was certainly plausible. They were encouraging the frenzies.

When all the dust settled, they started a new marketing feature: Price Mistake of the Day. Charming, eh?

I won't ever buy anything from them. I write polite letters to sites like dealmac and consumerist, asking them to reconsider listing buy.com "deals."

In a pleasant twist, I was working at a high school when this all happened. A couple months later, I heard about an approved purchase order for something like $75,000 from buy.com. I got it canceled.
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