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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:40 PM

Is there a way to know whether ordering from a site is safe?

A family member asked me to see if a could find an item currently on a site called ebags http://www.ebags.com/

I rarely order from any regular site. Normally would be a site associated with a store that I know or Amazon, where spouse has an account.

So I wonder weather there is a way to search to find out whether a site will respect my order, not abuse my credit card and ship the merchandise as promised.

Any suggestions will be welcomed.




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Reply Is there a way to know whether ordering from a site is safe? (Original post)
question everything Feb 2013 OP
riverwalker Feb 2013 #1
question everything Feb 2013 #4
2on2u Feb 2013 #2
question everything Feb 2013 #5
onehandle Feb 2013 #8
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #9
question everything Feb 2013 #12
onehandle Feb 2013 #3
question everything Feb 2013 #6
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #7
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #10
IcyPeas Feb 2013 #11
question everything Feb 2013 #13

Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:44 PM

1. I've used ebags before

never had a problem.

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:48 PM

4. Thank you very much

Can always rely on DU to help



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Response to 2on2u (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:49 PM

5. Thank you. Unfortunately the specific item and color

were not on Amazon.

I suppose they have to limit their supplies, too.

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Response to question everything (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:55 PM

8. I've encountered that as well. I think they just put some items on Amazon to lure you over to ebags.

Smart marketing.

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Response to question everything (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:56 PM

9. It's an indicator that a major retailer trusts them, though. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:09 PM

12. True. And I was thinking that I should have included this

in my post. (But was time for dinner..)

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:48 PM

3. I've ordered from there. Used to get a physical catalog from them. They are legit. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:50 PM

6. Thank you. This is what I needed


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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 07:55 PM

7. Your OP is precisely the right approach. (nt)

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:11 PM

10. I use Google

I type in "Complaints about _(store name/site name) and go from there, checking out the complaints.
You can also go to TheConsumerist.com and search there for the name.
Also if the site does not have phone number where I can call my order as an option, I usually do not shop there.

Keep in mind that if you are ripped off, and report it to your credit card company, you will owe a minimum of 50.00 and often not even that, since they will be glad of the info. about the store.
Been shopping online for many years now, never been ripped off. I tend to choose well known online stores, in this country.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 08:57 PM

11. I've also ordered from them. No problems. Do they take PayPal?

PayPal is always an alternative way to pay.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:11 PM

13. I don't know. Will figure it out once I start the ordering process

thanks for the input. I think that I am ready.


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